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Steven Weisz

  • 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 [...]

Lew Whittington

  • by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror is an expansive retrospective of the artist’s artwork co-presentation of by The Whitney Museum in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It was scheduled to open this month at both institutions but had to be postponed until fall 2021 because of the Covid pandemic.  The exhibition presents over 500 works of art by Jasper Johns – paintings, sculptures, sketches, and mixed-media pieces. [...]

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

  • JCWK Dance Lab Traverses the Digital Frontier

    by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, dancers performed on stages in front of live audiences. Now, seemingly eons later, they beam into our homes through computer screens – like Princess Leia materializing before our eyes via hologram. The five dancers in JCWK Dance Lab’s HOMEbody are garbed in white, evocative of sci-fi royalty themselves, and they burst into digital life like a group of [...]

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