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Category: What Kat Saw

The Fifth Snowball

The Fifth Snowball

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s a cold and blustery January morning but the five dancers of Brian Sanders JUNK are wrapping up an early rehearsal in their new studio and performance space on Christian Street in South […]

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Review: STOMP – Still going strong

Review: STOMP – Still going strong

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Steve McNicholas  With performances in over 50 countries and audiences exceeding 24 million, it was no surprise that STOMP packed Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater and brought the crowd to its feet.  Directed […]

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Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Photo by Ted Lieverman Between PA Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Walnut Street Theater’s Mary Poppins, there’s no shortage of family-friendly theatrical fare this holiday season.  But if you’re looking for something different—something truly […]

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Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As BalletX enters its ninth season, it’s easy to see why the contemporary ballet company regularly fills the Wilma Theater to its full capacity.  Wednesday’s program was fresh and raw, with both delicate […]

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Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Philadelphia tap dancer Corinne Karon is a woman on a mission.  She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the local student company Uniting Colleges Through Tap, the Executive Director of Tap Team […]

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Review – ETC Performance Series

Review – ETC Performance Series

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Bill Hebert For the past eight years, the ETC. Performance Series, founded and initially directed by Charles Tyson Jr., has provided local dancers with a supportive environment in which to experiment, […]

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Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th season was a triumph for the company, both here in Philadelphia, on PBS and at the Vail International Dance Festival, but the […]

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BalletX Shines at Art After 5

BalletX Shines at Art After 5

Photo by Alexander Iziliaev — with Chloe Felesina. by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal While buying time for a quick costume change at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last night, Christine Cox, Artistic Director of BalletX, shared a story […]

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Footwerx

Footwerx

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal My first review of Footwerx, written back in 2011, ended with the following line, “Who knows where they’ll be in another five years (hopefully in a bigger theater).”  Well, my wish came true.  […]

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PHILADANCO can do just about anything

PHILADANCO can do just about anything

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal PHILADANCO!, the city’s premiere modern dance company, had a bit of a problem during its final performance of Blood, Sweat and Dance at the Kimmel Center on Saturday night: the ushers had run […]

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