Category: Lew’s Danceland

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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A benefit night to remember – Shut Up & Dance 2014

A benefit night to remember – Shut Up & Dance 2014

The Cast of Shut Up & Dance by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Shut Up & Dance 2014 benefit for MANNA proved one for the books. Every year the performance is typically wonderful for a number of reasons, primary […]

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Tommie Waheed-Evans unveils Aubade

Tommie Waheed-Evans unveils Aubade

Tommie Waheed Evans courtesy of PHILADANCO by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Escaping the winter blues with tour stops in Los Angeles earlier this month touring the James Brown Project, Philadanco’s dancers were back at their home studios in […]

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Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadimar vital dance narrative

Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadimar vital dance narrative

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Osvaldo Godijov’s opera Anadimar | Fountain of Tears, is an unconventional, visually surreal account of the death of Spanish poet and freedom fighter Federico Garcia Lorca. For one, the character of Lorca is […]

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BalletX young choreographic hearts for VDay

BalletX young choreographic hearts for VDay

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Photos by Bill Hebert In the late January deep freeze 50s crooner Nat King Cole’s toasty hit L-O-V-E filled the rooms at the Performance Garage as BalletX dancers worked on jaunty unison for […]

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