Opine Dance Film Festival Announces 6th Season

Britt Fishel
Britt Fishel and Artists

Opine Dance Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates dance film makers nationally and internationally who are creating work with meaning. March 25-28, 2021 will mark the 6th year of the festival, and the second year online, due to Covid-19. Celebrating dance filmmakers nationally and internationally, the festival boasts four categories this season: Professional, The Newbie Filmmaker, In The Time of Covid, and Student.

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Boyer College of Music and Dance presents: Altered Tastes An MFA Thesis Concert by Megan Bridge & Rachel DeForrest Repinz

Megan Bridge | 267-679-4166 | ​megan@thefidget.org
Rachel DeForrest Repinz | 845-664-1642 | RachelRepinz@gmail.com
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Choreographers Megan Bridge and Rachel DeForrest Repinz present ​Altered Tastes, a​ shared evening of dance that will stream on November 6, 2020 at 7pm EST. Tickets are free but registration is required at http://bit.ly/altered-tastes.

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Choreographer, Tommie-Waheed Evans to be featured in PDP’s Informance, Oct 14th

Terry Fox
Philadelphia Dance Projects
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Choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans will be featured in October in the new Philadelphia Dance Projects online series.

Evans will discuss his new choreographic project HOME.  Evans describes HOME, as “a meta-narrative choreographic work that is centered on liberation and about being black and brown, openly becoming, being visible, and being included through a complex and socially charged spectrum of gender.”

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Britt Whitmoyer Fishel brings allowed|aloud to FringeArts, Oct 2-4

Britt Whitmoyer Fishel
Britt Fishel and Artists
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allowed|aloud is the culmination of two years of research and continued examination into the normalized animalization of women though literature, everyday dialog, and the preconceptions that follow. The research was originally to be presented at the Performance Garage, but due to Covid-19, will now transform into a dance film for this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

The film will run October 2-4, 2020 and tickets are $12.

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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

Tyra Jones-Blain
Take It Away Dance

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

Kimberly Davidow
The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble
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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

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

Katie Moore,Business Director
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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