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Category: Lew’s Danceland

Pennsylvania Ballet’s cyclonic dance mixer – Revolution

Pennsylvania Ballet’s cyclonic dance mixer – Revolution

Photo Credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet followed up their very successful run of Ben Stevenson’s updated Cinderella last month with their contemporary ballet bill called Revolution, so named by artistic director Angel […]

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Art, music & dancefusion imbues Step Afrika!

Art, music & dancefusion imbues Step Afrika!

by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company dedicated to step dancing . Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams after he learned the artform in his fraternity at Howard University and […]

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Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Analemma Evalina “Wally” Carbonell Dancers Weiwei Ma and Frank Leone photo credit Terrell Halsey by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Masha Balovlenkov co-founded Stand Tall International in 2013 and has been on a most serious mission but she […]

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Cinderella Dance Liberty

Cinderella Dance Liberty

Photo credit  Alexander Iziliaev By Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Academy of Music, October 13 The transition phase of Pennsylvania Ballet under Angel Corella’s artistic leadership continued as last season came to a close with the announcement that […]

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Nora Chipaumire presente Portrait of myself as my father, duo au Comptoir du Fleuve pendant le 8e festival Duo Solo Danse. Saint-Louis, Senegal, 6 juin 2015. Cette edition accueille la troisieme plateforme regionale Danse l'Afrique Danse

Nora Chipaumire’s artistic knockout

by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Dancer-choreographer Nora Chipaumire in super-hero fight gear portraying the main event boxer at a boxing ring on the west side entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, wielding a silver microphone and […]

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Brian Sanders JUNK’s Carried Away takes you there

Brian Sanders JUNK’s Carried Away takes you there

photo credit: Ted Lieverman by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal With sweaty atmospherics of the gay leather dance clubs of the 80s complete with a locker door to a back room are depicted Brian Sanders JUNK Fringe show […]

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Nick Stuccio’s 2016 FringeArts DanceCard

Nick Stuccio’s 2016 FringeArts DanceCard

by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal In mid-August at the FringeArts La Peg brasserie, Nick Stuccio is the picture of relaxed as he commiserates with executive chef Peter Woolsey about films that feature elaborate feasts, but otherwise is […]

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Performance Garage remodeling isn’t just cosmetic

Performance Garage remodeling isn’t just cosmetic

  photo credit Terrell Halsey | Co-Founder/Executive Director Jeanne Ruddy, Rep. Donna Bullock, & Co-Founder Victor Keen by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal On one of the sultriest evenings this month, Jeanne Ruddy stood in the middle of the gutted […]

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Review: Three Aksha’s dazzling samAni showcase

Review: Three Aksha’s dazzling samAni showcase

by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Three Aksha Dance Company artistic director Viji Rao’s devised a dazzling program of traditional and contemporary Indian dance titled “samAni” at the Painted Bride July 3. The performance was comprised of excerpts […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet – Adagios, counterpointes, stars & dancers in Space

Pennsylvania Ballet – Adagios, counterpointes, stars & dancers in Space

photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal After the Pennsylvania Ballet performed three big ballets for their May program , director Angel Corella devised a quieter bill called “Balanchine and Beyond” to close the season, […]

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