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Dancing the Fairy Tale | Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty  – Laura Katz Rizzo’s vital dance history

Dancing the Fairy Tale | Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty – Laura Katz Rizzo’s vital dance history

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Dancing the Fairy Tale, is Laura Katz Rizzo’s history of how The Sleeping Beauty ballet was first staged and performed in the US. But her seemingly benign title has a wry double-meaning as […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe: A Virtuosic Thrill!

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe: A Virtuosic Thrill!

Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley in William Forsythe’s The Second Detail photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for The Dance Journal When Angel Corella was named artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet, dance […]

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Fonte’s  ‘Grace Action’ premieres

Fonte’s ‘Grace Action’ premieres

Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Ian Hussey rehearsing for the World Premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action; photo credit Alexander Iziliaev by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Nicolo Fonte was in a tangled configuration with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers Alexander […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella announced that Soloist Alexander Peters has been promoted to Principal Dancer, the highest rank in the Company, for the 2015-2016 Season. “This Season I challenged Alexander Peters with roles […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet II and Philadanco II – Dancing 2 Gether or Maybe Separately!

Pennsylvania Ballet II and Philadanco II – Dancing 2 Gether or Maybe Separately!

Photo credit: Philadanco Dancer by DSMproductions. Artist of Pennsylvania Ballet II, Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan by Alexander Iziliaev by Gregory King, Visiting Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for The Dance Journal It is almost impossible to talk about dance in Philadelphia […]

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2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

Image extracted from video by Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal The apprentice companies to Philadanco (D/2) and Pennsylvania Ballet (PBII) – are taking center stage for Together We Dance, their first collaborative concert at the Painted […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a  World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte Plus Two Company Premieres

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte Plus Two Company Premieres

Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella break new ground as the Company premieres works by two contemporary choreographers, William Forsythe and Larry Keigwin, plus a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte to close […]

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Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Most critics and balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American spirit, at least as far as ballet is concerned, but to me it’s Jerome Robbins […]

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Two Cuban Dancers Take on New Roles at Pennsylvania Ballet

Two Cuban Dancers Take on New Roles at Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce that Arián Molina Soca will appear with the Company as a principal guest artist and Mayara Pineiro has been promoted to Soloist for the remainder of the 2014-2015 Season. […]

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William Forsythe Questions The Rules Of Ballet

William Forsythe Questions The Rules Of Ballet

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal Philadelphia dance audiences will have the welcome opportunity to see “The second detail,” choreographed by William Forsythe, when the Pennsylvania Ballet presents a company premiere […]

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