Category: Lew’s Danceland

The Rock School of Dance Education - photo by Frank Bicking

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PARTS 3 & 4

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Saturday, July 26 Day four of The Come Together Dance Festival had everyone sitting on the edge of their dance seats from the start for Rennie Harris PureMovement in a ’Nuttin But a […]

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Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PART 2

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PART 2

photo by Bicking Photography by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Friday, July 25, 2014 Roni Koresh told the audience on day three of the Come Together Dance Festival that he had some concern about people showing up for a […]

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Koresh Dance photo by Bill Hebert

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival Convenes

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal By chance I ran into choreographer Roni Koresh the day before the 2nd Come Together Dance Festival commenced as he was taking 10 minute stroll from his company’s studios on Rittenhouse Street to […]

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Recommended While on Vacation – Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky & A Video  & Opus Arte’s DVD of Notre-Dame De Paris

Recommended While on Vacation – Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky & A Video & Opus Arte’s DVD of Notre-Dame De Paris

By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal If you are looking for summer dance while on vacation and can’t find any performances to attend, here are two new and notable alternatives- Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky, released in Britain last year […]

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Neenan blazes in Sunset

Neenan blazes in Sunset

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Chloe Felesina, Zachary Kapeluck, and company by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Matthew Neenan unveiled his BalletX summer program Sunset, 0639 Hours, a long-form narrative ballet, to a sold out opening night at […]

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Roy Kaiser discusses his retirement at City Institute Library series

Roy Kaiser discusses his retirement at City Institute Library series

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet is finishing their 50th Anniversary Season with victory lap programming, but it has played out as more than just a milestone date, but a distinct turning point for the company‘s future. […]

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Joan Myers Brown and Brenda Dixon-Gottschild talk realities of diversity on the dance stage

Joan Myers Brown and Brenda Dixon-Gottschild talk realities of diversity on the dance stage

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal It was Diversity of Dance day at the Barnes Museum on the Parkway on June 1 and dance fans and art lovers converged, filling the Annenberg Court for some authentic Irish dance by […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s Diana’s luminous pas de adieu

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Diana’s luminous pas de adieu

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal During the curtain call on the Academy of Music stage in Pennsylvania Ballet 2005 run of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Zachary Hench got down on his knee and presented his co-star Julie […]

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No regrets in Roni Koresh’s Promises

No regrets in Roni Koresh’s Promises

Roni Koresh – photo by Frank Bicking by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal At rehearsal last week putting the finishing touches on his new dance piece ‘Promises I Never Meant To Keep,’ choreographer Roni Koresh was bleary eyed, wondering […]

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Subcircle’s scenes from a dance marriage or ‘All This Happened, More or Less’

Subcircle’s scenes from a dance marriage or ‘All This Happened, More or Less’

photo by Jessica Giacobbe by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Multimedia theater designer Jorge Cousineau is moving abstract objects under the rustic dance studio in the Maas Building in Northern Liberties. Niki Cousineau is rehearsing with her Subcircle dancers […]

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