Take It Away Dance returns to the Philly Fringe with a full month of tap dance and jazz music concerts live-streamed on Sunday afternoons

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Tyra Jones-Blain
Take It Away Dance
267-273-6937
takeitawaydance@gmail.com
http://www.takeitawaydance.com

With indoor venues closed, outdoor crowds discouraged and audiences encouraged to stay home, Artistic Director, Pamela Hetherington, saw new opportunities to present her work that just were not feasible before COVID-19. “Producing a live tap dance and jazz music concert for longer than a two-show run is extremely cost prohibitive. Another side effect of that is: a short run doesn’t give us the chance to explore new material fully or feel comfortable to take risks. Since I already own a dance space with wood floors, the dancers and the band can easily set up there, once a week, and we can dive into an open format that allows for flexibility, improvisation and virtual audience interaction, still in the moment,” says Hetherington. One more bonus: “this will be the biggest amount of space we have ever had to dance in! Usually, we perform in jazz music settings or venues that aren’t exactly set up for tap dance.”

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The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble Spreads Joy Remotely During Pandemic

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Kimberly Davidow
The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble
267-241-2187
kimberly@ladyhoofers.org
http://www.ladyhoofers.org
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The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble’s newest project is #HoofersAtHome, a weekly series of short dance films designed to keep their roster of professional dancers rehearsing remotely while offering audiences some much-needed levity during the pandemic.

With dance performances across the country postponed until further notice, The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble based in Philadelphia has launched #HoofersAtHome, a weekly series of short dance films designed to keep their roster of professional dancers rehearsing remotely while offering audiences some much-needed levity during the pandemic. The brainchild of Managing Director Katie Budris and longtime ensemble dancer and videographer Meg Sarachan, #HoofersAtHome films have been shared around the world, and many of the ensemble’s Facebook fans are now asking where they too can get their own tap boards. Continue reading

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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Unveil U.S. Premier at Mandell Theater on April 17 & 18

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Katie Moore,Business Director
katie@kyld.org
267-687-3739
1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147
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[Philadelphia] The critically-acclaimed Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D), announce its 12th Spring Home Season performances at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2020. The program, MOVING REFLECTIONS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND, will feature the US premiere of FISH AND GIRL, a work that suggests the longing for what is lost in our environment as society marches forward. The program will also feature two acclaimed works: EMPTINESS OF SNOW, a global warming-inspired exploration of forces that are seen and unseen; and SANTUARIO — a moving response to the tragic shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

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The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble Establishes Residence On Broad Street With The Tapcracker

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Kimberly Davidow< The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble 267-241-2187 kimberly@ladyhoofers.org
http://www.ladyhoofers.org
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[Philadelphia] – The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble is proud to present its third annual production of THE TAPCRACKER, an original all-tap, all-women version of the holiday classic that Camille Bacon-Smith of Broad Street Review hails as “a minor gem […] taking its rightful place among the Philadelphia holiday traditions on the Avenue of the Arts.” Due to audience demand, this year will include an additional Sunday matinee with performances taking place on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, where the Ensemble will now present all their mainstage concerts. Continue reading

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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) Announces Four New Dance Artists for the 2019/2020 season

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Katie Moore, Business Director
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D)
267-687-3739
katie@kyld.org
http://www.kyld.org
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[Philadelphia] KYL/D announced four new dance artists have joined the company for the 2019/2020 season: Wangbo Zhu (company member), Ariel Isakowitz (company member), Sophie Malin (apprentice) and Emmanuel Williams (apprentice). Founding Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin remarked, “I am very excited to bring new and diverse dance artists into the company to add new sources of inspiration into the company’s repertoire and new work.”

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SHARP Dance Company takes A Trip Back to the Original Woodstock with their home season revival of Aquarian Exposition

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Diane Sharp-Nachsin
SHARP Dance Company
215-880-2306
corpdancer@yahoo.com
http://www.sharpdance.org
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[Philadelphia] – SHARP Dance Company, is pleased to announce their home season and revival performance of Aquarian Exposition: A Trip Back to the Original Woodstock. The performance, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock features eight company dancers and a live singer and will take place November 1-3, 2019 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia.
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Kalila Kingsford Smith Dance Presents I Spy, With My Little Eye in the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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Kalila Kingsford Smith
Kalila Kingsford Smith Dance
215-620-7775
kalilakingsfordsmith@gmail.com
http://www.kalilakingsfordsmith.com
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I Spy, With My Little Eye slides down the Chutes and Ladders of youth into the Scrabble of your earliest memories. This interactive dance performance provides an opportunity to Connect Four a moment in the shared joys and toys of childhood experience. In this first performance by Kalila Kingsford Smith Dance (KKSD), the audience is invited to bring a childlike attention to the world.

This 55 minute show will run for 5 performances from September 12-15 at Mascher Space Cooperative in Kensington. General admission is $20, student tickets are $15, and children under the age of 12 can receive a discounted ticket at $5. Seating is limited. Audiences will be invited to participate during the performance. Continue reading

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