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9th Reflection:Response Choreographic Commission to feature Myzrie House, by movement artists Mark Wong and Nicole Burgio, Oct 15 & 16

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The Temple University Department of Dance, Institute for Dance Scholarship, is delighted to present the ninth Reflection:Response Choreographic Commission, Myzrie House, by movement artists Mark Wong and Nicole Burgio. Two people are thrust into a [...]


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Lew Whittington

  • Gwendolyn Bye Dance Fusion

    Gwendolyn Bye’s Dance Voices Past & Present

    by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Gwendolyn Bye’s company Dancefusion has performed every year at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival it began. This year the troupe collaborated with the North Carolina-based company Movement Migration for a concert titled Dance Voices. Their dance concert at Neighborhood House in Old City October 1-2, included four short contemporary works and a forgotten gem from 1967 by legendary choreographer Mary Anthony. Part of Dancefusion’s artistic mission is as [...]

Jane Fries

  • Jody Oberfelder Projects’ Life Traveler

    Jody Oberfelder Projects’ Life Traveler: A One of a Kind Fringe Experience

    by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal Can a conversation be a dance?I don’t know the answer to that, but it’s one of the lingering questions I have after experiencing Jody Oberfelder Projects’ Life Traveler this past Saturday, on the final weekend of the 2021 Fringe Festival. The experience took place on the pedestrian walkway of the Ben Franklin Bridge, where participants met up with a “dancer/person” for a personally tailored stroll on the bridge. [...]

Gina Palumbo

  • Dara J. Meredith

    Reclaiming Bodily Freedom with Dara J. Meredith in The Bridge of Our Roots

    by Gina Palumbo for The Dance Journal On Saturday, September 18th, I had the pleasure of seeing The Bridge of Our Roots, choreographed by Dara J. Meredith, at the celebrated Suzanne Roberts Theater. Meredith, whose own roots trace from Atlanta to Philadelphia, is a faculty member at Temple University and a full-time educator in the Philadelphia Public School System. In this evening-length work, Meredith brought to life the familiar studio and street styles of Philadelphia [...]

Mads Klemm

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    by Mads Klemm for the Dance Journal Ani/Malayaworks presented Nanay at Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse as a part of the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The work was performed by a cast of Filipina/x dancers who shared stories of their Nanays (Tagalog for Mothers), immigration, colonization, and ideas of home. Ani Gavino directed Nanay with collaborators Isabella Mojares, Sevon Desemone Wright, E Fajardo-Canlas and Malaya Ulan. Upon entering the boathouse, the audience was met with a droning [...]

Helanius J. Wilkins

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    I Stand on the Shoulders of Giants: Rennie Harris’ Lazarus Reconnects Me to Childhood Memory

    by Helanius J. Wilkins | reposted with permission for The Dance Journal Ahhhhhh… Mr. Ailey. Sitting on an angle – not quite in profile, introduces himself by saying “Hi. I’m Alvin Ailey, and I am a choreographer.” This is the scene of one of my earliest childhood memories. My eyes glued to the television screen; I was watching a PBS Special on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. This PBS Special became a defining moment [...]




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