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Straight Outta Philly,  An interview with Joan Myers Brown

Straight Outta Philly, An interview with Joan Myers Brown

By Debra Danese for the Dance Journal Two of Philadelphia’s most reputable dance companies will meet on stage for the first time when PHILADANCO presents, “Straight Outta Philly,” in collaboration with Rennie Harris Puremovement. There will be four performances running […]

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Philadanco’s Global Artistry: Four Choreographers, One Aesthetic

Philadanco’s Global Artistry: Four Choreographers, One Aesthetic

photo credit: Lois Greenfield By Gregory King for the Dance Journal As part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, world renowned and locally grown, Philadanco contributed with nights of  first-rate dancing to sold-out houses. I was particularly drawn […]

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What’s in the box labeled X-mas Philes?

What’s in the box labeled X-mas Philes?

Photo of Adryan Moorefield courtesy of The Kimmel Center by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for the Dance Journal Snow falling. A man on a park bench wearing an oversized coat. Homeless perhaps? A recording […]

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Joan Myers Brown Talks Christmas and X-mas Philes

Joan Myers Brown Talks Christmas and X-mas Philes

Photo credit: Wesley Mann by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for The Dance Journal At a time when African American dancers were rarely granted access to perform in mainstream dance companies, Joan Myers Brown (JMB) […]

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Danco on Danco – Hits, Misses, and Slam Dunks!

Danco on Danco – Hits, Misses, and Slam Dunks!

Dancer Courtney Robinson; photo by Lois Greenfield by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for the Dance Journal Boasting a youth ensemble, an apprentice company and a main performing company, The Philadelphia Dance Company is committed […]

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PHILADANCO will perform under the stars at The Dell Music Center

PHILADANCO will perform under the stars at The Dell Music Center

Celebrated the world over for its artistry, superbly-trained dancers and electrifying performances, PHILADANCO will perform under the stars at The Dell Music Center on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets to the multi-cultural dance concert start at just $10, […]

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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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PHILADANCO Leaps Into Spring with Blood, Sweat and Dance

PHILADANCO Leaps Into Spring with Blood, Sweat and Dance

Spring comes in leaps and bounds with the return of Philly’s own modern dance company Philadanco performing Blood, Sweat, and Dance, Thursday –Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, at Perelman Theater.  Known for their electrifying dance moves mixing energized modern dance with […]

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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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Danco leaps over fiscal cliffs

Danco leaps over fiscal cliffs

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Joan Myers Brown brushed off rumors of her company’s demise earlier this year “well didn’t everybody struggle this year.“ Whatever was looming has been dealt with as the company continues on their heavy […]

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