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Category: Lew’s Danceland

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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Dancetracks – Koresh Dance Company’s Joe Cotler

Dancetracks – Koresh Dance Company’s Joe Cotler

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Photographs by Bicking Photography Koresh Dance Company is known for culturally expansive choreography, earthy duets and uniform performance attack. For company member Joe Cotler, who has an imposing 6’2” dancer physique, he fits […]

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Sharp’s Journey Home

Sharp’s Journey Home

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Christ Church Neighborhood Theater, October 10-12 Sharp Dance Company’s ‘The Journey’ is a large sampling of dance works by Diane Sharp-Nachsin since she began her company nine years ago. Starting with a 2003 […]

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Honoring A Memory & Celebrating A Community – BHPhotos Choreography Showcase V

Honoring A Memory & Celebrating A Community – BHPhotos Choreography Showcase V

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Philadelphia Dance photographer Bill Hebert was a business major at Temple University headed for the corporate world, but he veered to an artistic track when a friend invited him to a dance performance. […]

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FringeArts – Dance worlds converge in What I Learned About Outer Space

FringeArts – Dance worlds converge in What I Learned About Outer Space

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal FringeArts guest artists engaged in a choreographic jam session with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers, composers and musicians from the Curtis Institute for the centerpiece festival premiere of “What I Learned From Outer Space.” The […]

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