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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 Whittington has participated on the poetry series Voice in Philadelphia and has written two (unpublished) books of poetry.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.

Hovering over Jasperse’s Canyon

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal One of the centerpiece premieres at LiveArts was choreographer John Jasperse’s  Canyon.  The high-concept dance led to polarizing

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The Power Rituals Of Dance

By Lewis Whittington, For The Bulletin On a gray January day at the Chi Movement Center in South Philadelphia, members of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) were

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Koresh Dance Company

by Lewis Whittington EDGE Contributor Sexy, inventive and beautifully paced in two full acts, Theater of Public Secrets, premiering at The Roberts Theater, is a

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