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Lew Whittington

  • by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Ángel Corella launched his Director’s Choice Digital season online, with broadcast films of the company’s premiere works.  Corella spoke about the current programming via ZOOM from his family home in Barcelona, Spain. Ángel CorellaPhoto credit Alexander Iziliaev  Corella said the company’s dancers, choreographers, musicians, and teachers have become “experts on Zoom cause that’s what we do all day now. We’re not going be [...]

Steven Weisz

  • An Afternoon’s Escape From Covid-19 With Nicole Burgio

    Photos by Steven Weisz, Art ImaginedOn a beautiful Fall day in Philadelphia, I met up with Nicole Burgio and Mark Wong for an informal photo shoot at Bartram Gardens. It was one of those rare moments to escape from quarantine, the stresses of daily life, and simply enjoy nature and movement. Nicole Burgio began training in gymnastics at age 5 and pursued the sport competitively through her matriculation at Temple University, where she majored in [...]

Gina Palumbo

  • by Gina Palumbo Tommie Waheed-Evans is a renowned choreographer, former Philadanco dancer, Princess Grace Honoraria Award Recipient, and University of the Arts professor, to name a few accolades from a highly successful lifetime with dance. On October 14th, The Philadelphia Dance Projects, hosted by director, Terry Fox, invited Waheed-Evans to speak for their Informance series. He said his upbringing in the church prepared him for speaking, but not necessarily for doing so in this virtual format. [...]

Debra Danese

  • by Debra Danese for The Dance Journal KYL/D’s popular Inhale Performance Series marked its 44th juncture with a bold transition in response to pandemic restrictions – Inhale on Camera. The decision to pivot the October 24, 2020 event to film was made in June. This also marked changes to both the application process and selection criteria. The application fee was discounted to offer accessibility to a wider range of artists and to foster greater equity [...]

Jane Fries

  • by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal BalletX, persevering through the pandemic restrictions that have closed stages across the world, released three captivating dance films on Wednesday night. Above all, the films are a vehicle for BalletX to stay in touch with their fans. As company director Christine Cox said in a live streaming Q. and A. session, “We love you, we miss you. We’ll get through this and we’ll be together again.” The films [...]