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Come Together Dance Festival 2015 Convenes

Come Together Dance Festival 2015 Convenes

photo credit Frank Bicking | Brian Sanders’ JUNK By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal The diversity of the sold-out audience buzzing in the lobby the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for  the 3rd Come Together festival is emblematic of the festival’s […]

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Stein’s water-dances fuel Turbine

Stein’s water-dances fuel Turbine

photo by Sharon Torello by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Leah Stein and Mendelssohn Club music director Alan Harler have created several dynamic site projects, most notably, Battle Hymns, staged at the Armory in 2009, exemplar of the […]

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Composer Francois Zayas’ dance-musical orchestral premieres

photo: Francois Zayas courtesy of SONY DSC by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Philly – based Cuban composer Francois Zayas is premiering his yet to be titled ‘musical journey’ for 12- piece orchestra, dancers and vocalists at the Kimmel […]

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Dancing the Fairy Tale | Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty  – Laura Katz Rizzo’s vital dance history

Dancing the Fairy Tale | Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty – Laura Katz Rizzo’s vital dance history

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Dancing the Fairy Tale, is Laura Katz Rizzo’s history of how The Sleeping Beauty ballet was first staged and performed in the US. But her seemingly benign title has a wry double-meaning as […]

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Fonte’s  ‘Grace Action’ premieres

Fonte’s ‘Grace Action’ premieres

Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Ian Hussey rehearsing for the World Premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action; photo credit Alexander Iziliaev by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Nicolo Fonte was in a tangled configuration with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers Alexander […]

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2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

Image extracted from video by Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal The apprentice companies to Philadanco (D/2) and Pennsylvania Ballet (PBII) – are taking center stage for Together We Dance, their first collaborative concert at the Painted […]

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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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