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Category: What Kat Saw

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Brings Belgian Wit with Klip Collective

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Brings Belgian Wit with Klip Collective

     all photos by Bill Hebert by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Whether you’re a longtime fan on BalletX or a more recent convert, chances are you’ve seen something of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. This is because the Columbo-Belgian […]

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BalletX – Ten Years On

BalletX – Ten Years On

photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal I can still remember the first time I saw BalletX.  It was almost 5 years ago, and I had just moved to Philadelphia. As a relatively inexperienced dance critic […]

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Review – BalletX  Winter Series 2016

Review – BalletX Winter Series 2016

photo by Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Ricter for The Dance Journal If there’s one thing that always impresses me about BalletX, Philadelphia’s home-grown contemporary ballet company, it’s the fact that Founder and Artistic/Executive Director Christine Cox is always trying something […]

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Review – BalletX Fall Series 2015

Review – BalletX Fall Series 2015

From Nicolo Fonte’s Beasts. Chloe Felesina Photography by Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of BalletX by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Building on the success of Nicolo Fonte’s “Beautiful Decay,” which premiered to critical acclaim for its treatment of aging bodies in 2013, […]

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Review – Pasión y Arte’s Tablao Philly

Review – Pasión y Arte’s Tablao Philly

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal The first time I experienced a flamenco tablao, I was 17, alone in Europe for the first time, and marginally in love with my new German flat mate. Of course the night was […]

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Good Ol’ Fun with JUNK’s American Standard

Good Ol’ Fun with JUNK’s American Standard

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal I’ve often felt that Brian Sanders JUNK is not for the faint at heart and that I’d hate to be a parent of one of his dancers with all the climbing and plunging […]

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Leah Stein Breathes Life in the the Iron Factory with Bellows Falls

Leah Stein Breathes Life in the the Iron Factory with Bellows Falls

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal The Iron Factory, which sits tucked away on a small, one way street near Norris Square in North Philly, has FringeArts written all over it: crumbling exposed brick flanking the top floor studio, […]

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Interview with Greg Holt – 2,000 Movements in FringeArts 2015

Interview with Greg Holt – 2,000 Movements in FringeArts 2015

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal 2,000 Movements is one of the more straightforward titles in this year’s FringeArts festival. But don’t let its simplicity fool you. In his own words, creator and community organizer Gregory Holt seeks to […]

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FringeArts Preview: UNARMED by Arielle Pina

FringeArts Preview: UNARMED by Arielle Pina

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal UNARMED, directed and choreographed by 23-year old Arielle Pina, is quickly becoming one the most talked about shows in this year’s Fringe Arts festival. And not without good reason. Like all good Fringe […]

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Preview: Koresh Come Together Festival

Preview: Koresh Come Together Festival

Koresh Dance Company by Frank Bicking by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s Wednesday, just after noon. Roni Koresh sits on a chair in a corner of the Rittenhouse studio, which became the company’s new home last year. “Beautiful!” […]

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