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Lewis J Whittington

Lewis J Whittington

Lewis Whittington is an arts journalist based in Philadelphia. He started writing professionally in the early 90s as a media consultant for an AIDS organizations and then as a theater and dance reviewer for the Philadelphia Gay News. Mr. Whittington has covered dance, theater, opera and classical music for the Philadelphia Inquirer and City Paper.

Mr. Whittington’s arts profiles, features, and stories have appeared in The Advocate, Dance International, Playbill, American Theatre, American Record Guide, The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, EdgeMedia, and Philadelphia Dance Journal. Mr. Whittington has received two NEA awards for journalistic excellence.

In addition to interviews with choreographers, dancers, and artistic directors from every discipline, he has interviewed such music luminaries from Ned Rorem to Eartha Kitt. He has written extensively on gay culture and politics and is most proud of his interviews with such gay rights pioneers as Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.

Mr. Whittington has participated on the poetry series Voice in Philadelphia and has written two (unpublished) books of poetry. He is currently finishing Beloved Infidels, a play about the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh. His editorials on GLBTQ activism, marriage equality, gay culture and social issues have appeared in Philadelphia Inquirer, City Paper, and The Advocate.

PIFA Dances

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Gallim Dance | Attack Point Verizon Hall, April 10 Even though it only had one performance and

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Shut Up & DanceDanceDance

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal 24 years in, The Shut up & Dance benefit for Metropolitan Area Nutritional Alliance (MANNA) is as

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Ballet Hispanico returns

photo credit: Paula Lobo by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Ballet Hispanico returned to the Annenberg Center stage this month with highly theatrical

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Koresh Dance Company Turns 25

photo credit: Frank Bicking by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pounding bass rhythms pulse through the Koresh Dance Company’s Studios on Rittenhouse Square as

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