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Rousing ‘Riverdance’ at Academy of Music

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer More than a dozen years ago, before anyone ballroom-danced with the stars, Riverdance was telling people that dancing could be cool. And Riverdance went mainstream with an unlikely dance […]

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Showing what jazz looks like

By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer Jazz dance is a staple of musical theater. Ballet and modern dance companies often include a jazzy piece on their programs. But jazz is not often the focus of […]

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Dance

Merilyn Jackson and Ellen Dunkel Philadelphia Inquirer Full Story Ponder this: The letter P initiates the names of several Philly venues that are presenting some of the best in local dance this spring. From popping […]

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Dancers have a foot-ball

Sunday was cheerier at Susan Hess – with helmets and snacks, too. By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer It was a wet, gloomy Sunday night – the Eagles had just lost the NFC Championship game, […]

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Classic retains its magic

By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer Pennsylvania Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker in various incarnations for 40 years. I’ve seen more versions of this seasonal classic than I can count – professional companies, student […]