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Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble Commission World Premiere From Lisa La Touche

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Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble announced the continuation of its Guest Artist Commission, through which the ensemble produces original works of choreography, centering the work of women and trans artists. This [...]


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Lew Whittington

  • 2021 Summer Dance Bookshelf

    By Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Whether at the shore or city-bound, the dog days of summer are the perfect time to dive into some dance books worthy of checking out. Here are some recommended new releases and some engrossing classics for inspiration and motivation. First up, two new titles of note for those lazy summer afternoons. Turning Pointe | How a New Generation of Dancers is Saving Ballet from Itself | Bold [...]

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Olivia Wood

  • by Olivia Wood for The Dance Journal Over the course of 2020, my dance practice took a dramatic new turn. Due to the terrible coronavirus pandemic, I, like every other dancer across the world, found myself transmuted. I went from dancing in beautiful, expansive studios to training in the studio apartment that I share with my boyfriend. While I gave every effort to make the best of things, dancing in such a constricted space was [...]

Debra Danese

  • PA Ballet Closes the Spring Season with Beauty

    By Debra Danese for The Dance Journal | Photo by Alexander Iziliaev PA Ballet’s 3rd and final installment of their Spring Series was a bright spot on an otherwise grey holiday weekend. Beauty is composed of three world premieres and set to the music of Philadelphia-based composer Jennifer Higdon. Choreographers Juliano Nunes, Meredith Rainey, and Russell Ducker created physically demanding works that affirmed the company’s renowned artistry is still intact, coming out of quarantine. Nunes’s Encounters [...]

Jane Fries

  • KYL/D reimagines repertoire in live-streamed concert

    by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal The pandemic has forced dance companies to adapt to new performance realities. Some have made dance films shot in a wide variety of locations, while others have live-streamed more traditional stage performances – as was the case with the Philadelphia dance company Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers – materializing on our home screens direct from the Annenberg Center last Thursday, April 22. The dancers wore protective face masks, and the performance [...]




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