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A sexy, saucy Carmen

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer The Pennsylvania Ballet opens its season with the company premiere of Roland Petit’s tale of the Gypsy girl. There’s sex, jealousy, a wild bar scene – and murder. The dancers smoke on stage, clap […]

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At SCUBA, the backward-looking ‘Avatard’

At SCUBA, the backward-looking ‘Avatard’

By Ellen Dunkel for the Inquirer Avatar has been a smash, breaking new technological ground (as well as box office records). Avatard, on the other hand, is more retro, revisiting a time of clunky video games. A modern dance created […]

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Promising power

Promising power

By Ellen Dunkel | For The Inquirer Pennsylvania Ballet brings back Matthew Neenan’s “Carmina Burana” and shows off new dancers, new energy. Pennsylvania Ballet premiered Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana at the Academy of Music in March 2007 to great fanfare, […]

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Black Grace brings slap dancing to the Kimmel

Black Grace brings slap dancing to the Kimmel

By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer A dancer’s body is his instrument. That’s especially true for the performers of New Zealand’s Black Grace, whose bodies double as percussion instruments. The seven short pieces on the program, which opened Friday night […]

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Beautiful contrasts at Bryn Mawr

Beautiful contrasts at Bryn Mawr

By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer Sometimes it’s not just what happens on stage that makes a performance, but the surrounding details as well. When Brooklyn’s Urban Bush Women, with Germaine Acogny and Kaolack (Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya), danced a single […]

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‘Water Bodies’ worth diving into, despite a few rocky spots

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer Not everything went swimmingly when the dance troupe BodyVox opened Water Bodies at the Annenberg’s Zellerbach Theatre on Thursday night. There were technical difficulties and mistakes nearly from the start: Video wouldn’t play; sound […]

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BalletX presents pieces compelling and athletic

BalletX presents pieces compelling and athletic

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer On its own, Le Baiser Inevitable, the new ballet Jodie Gates choreographed for BalletX, is visually compelling, powerful, beautiful. But there’s no getting around the fact that it was set to Ravel’s Bolero, an […]

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The dance of her life is the stuff of dreams

The dance of her life is the stuff of dreams

Once upon a time, the wind blew a picture of a ballerina to an orphan’s gate in Africa . . . By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer The road to becoming a dancer, particularly for a girl, is a long, […]

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New Koresh ballet explores primal love

New Koresh ballet explores primal love

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer Do people ever really change? Observers from psychologists to advice columnists have weighed in on that question. Now, let’s hear from a choreographer. “In 3,000 years, nothing has changed,” asserts Ronen “Roni” Koresh, who, […]

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A ‘Cat in Hat’ dance, full of lovely Things

A ‘Cat in Hat’ dance, full of lovely Things

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer The sun had just set. The wind sure did bite. We went to the theater that blustery night. All we could do was to sit, sit, sit, sit. But we were rewarded with a […]

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