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Philadanco’s Having Our Say resonates

Philadanco’s Having Our Say resonates

by Lew Whitington for The Dance Journal Philadanco had a roller-coaster winter when the heating system at their company studios blew out to the tune of a $20,000 repair, just as they were about to leave on what proved a […]

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Koresh’s dance diary

Koresh’s dance diary

photo by Bicking Photography by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Koresh Dance Company is always in the midst of heavy touring before their hometown spring performances at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre where choreographer Roni Koresh usually presents new work. […]

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Sean Curran dances tune in The Radio Hour

Sean Curran dances tune in The Radio Hour

Curran & Coker discuss a move for Nora in The Radio Hour by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Seán Curran has been running his New York based  Seán Curran Company since 1997 and as successful has they have […]

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TKO at Shut Up & Dance 2015

TKO at Shut Up & Dance 2015

Photo credit: Kelly Leggett by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal The Forrest Theatre was all but full of dance devotees of the annual Shut Up & Dance benefit for MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) presented by the Dancers […]

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Choreographic gloves come off in Rocco

Choreographic gloves come off in Rocco

photo credit: Alwin Poiana By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Philly dance fans were ringside for the fights last weekend on Columbus Ave. for Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s Rocco, an exhibition of choreographic pugilism. Greco and Scholten […]

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Nora Gibson’s dance by the (prime) numbers

Nora Gibson’s dance by the (prime) numbers

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal photos by Brian Mengini On one of the recent sub-zero windy days in Philly, things were hot in Chi Movement Arts Center’s main studio as choreographer Nora Gibson huddles with her dancers -Gina-marie […]

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De La Cruz’s choreographic sparks

De La Cruz’s choreographic sparks

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal To Dance or not to dance? That question many dancers face after many years performing as they mature and face aging, But for Filipino-American choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III, it was a […]

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Ballet forward with Corella

Ballet forward with Corella

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s mid-winter bill is carry over programming by former director Roy Kaiser, but new artistic director Angel Corella was able to take full advantage of works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and […]

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Choreographic minds & bodies meet in a Flash

Choreographic minds & bodies meet in a Flash

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Philadelphia choreographer Rennie Harris isn’t onstage much anymore, but he never officially retired from performing- he just was preoccupied with running his company Puremovement, choreographing and teaching dance in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and […]

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Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal photos by Bill Hebert Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo has been shuttling back and forth to Philly this fall to make ‘Gran Partita’ a new work to premiere on BalletX in their current program […]

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