Ballet 180 Unites with Composer Leonardo Le San and WRTI Host Jack Moore to Explore the Impact of Technology on the Arts and Humanity


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Ballet 180

Celebrated classical composer Leonardo Le San, WRTI radio host Jack Moore, and Philadelphia MainLine contemporary ballet company Ballet 180 unite for “Hybrid” – a work that challenges our definition of art and technology. Continue reading

Tori Lawrence and Co. Returns to the Barnes


Contact: Eleanor Goudie-Averill
Tori Lawrence + Co.

Tori Lawrence + Co. has been invited to perform a 45-minute site-specific dance & music performance “Holding Place” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 5th (3:30-4:15PM) as part of their First Sundays program. Continue reading

Alchemy Dance Company Reconnects Dance with Shakespeare in Intersect


Contact: Amy Harding
Alchemy Dance Company

On March 13th and 14th, Alchemy Dance Company will return to the Arts Bank at The University of the Arts and reconnect with their roots as a dance theater company with the world premiere of Intersect.

An evening length work divided into two acts, Intersect combines energetic movement, dynamic rhythm, and powerful emotion to transport audiences into a timeless space to which all can relate. Through the raw emotional energy of Alchemy’s dancers, Intersect explores the visceral idea of the Outcast. Set to original music by composer Jonathan Bowles, Alchemy’s character and movement combine reality and illusion creating a reactive space outside of any specific time. Continue reading

Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet premieres 2^57,885,161 -1 on split bill with choreographer Bryan Koulman


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Choreographer Nora Gibson of Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet (PHL) presents the premiere of 2^57,885,161 – 1, a half-evening length abstract ballet for four dancers about the beauty and opacity of prime number theory.* Live music and original score by noted electronic composer, Michael McDermott, AKA Mikronesia. Video by Lafayette College mathematics professor, Derek Smith. Gibson is known for her unique and progressive approach to ballet; her work hailed as “authoritative,” “laser-sharp,” and having “intellectual beauty.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance Presents Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak’s “The Delicate Hour” January 23/24 at Conwell Theater


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Choreographer Molly Shanahan’s critically-acclaimed evening-length quartet The Delicate Hour will receive its Philadelphia premiere in Temple University’s Conwell Dance Theater, on Friday and Saturday, January 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Conwell Dance Theater is located on the 5th floor of Conwell Hall at 1801 North Broad Street on Temple’s main campus.
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The Donetsk Ballet Of Ukraine presents The Nutcracker


Contact: Nancy Malmed
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Peter Tchaikovsky’s famous, fairy-tale ballet, The Nutcracker, is coming to a local venue. The performances, sponsored by the Philadelphia-based International Ballet Exchange (IBE), are scheduled for December  20 and 21, 2014 at Plymouth/Whitemarsh High School, by the much acclaimed dance company, the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine.  The company is on tour in the USA despite a raging civil war in their city and country.
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15th Season of A Philadelphia Nutcracker


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Lyndee Breece
Philadelphia Dance Theatre
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The Northeast’s favorite and only local version, “A Philadelphia Nutcracker” ballet, set in late 19th century Philadelphia, will be staged by the Philadelphia Dance Theatre on November 28th and 29th at the Kurtz Center for Performing Arts.

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