Alchemy Dance Company Reconnects Dance with Shakespeare in Intersect

Contact: Amy Harding
Alchemy Dance Company

On March 13th and 14th, Alchemy Dance Company will return to the Arts Bank at The University of the Arts and reconnect with their roots as a dance theater company with the world premiere of Intersect.

An evening length work divided into two acts, Intersect combines energetic movement, dynamic rhythm, and powerful emotion to transport audiences into a timeless space to which all can relate. Through the raw emotional energy of Alchemy’s dancers, Intersect explores the visceral idea of the Outcast. Set to original music by composer Jonathan Bowles, Alchemy’s character and movement combine reality and illusion creating a reactive space outside of any specific time. Continue reading

Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet premieres 2^57,885,161 -1 on split bill with choreographer Bryan Koulman

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Choreographer Nora Gibson of Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet (PHL) presents the premiere of 2^57,885,161 – 1, a half-evening length abstract ballet for four dancers about the beauty and opacity of prime number theory.* Live music and original score by noted electronic composer, Michael McDermott, AKA Mikronesia. Video by Lafayette College mathematics professor, Derek Smith. Gibson is known for her unique and progressive approach to ballet; her work hailed as “authoritative,” “laser-sharp,” and having “intellectual beauty.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance Presents Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak’s “The Delicate Hour” January 23/24 at Conwell Theater

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Choreographer Molly Shanahan’s critically-acclaimed evening-length quartet The Delicate Hour will receive its Philadelphia premiere in Temple University’s Conwell Dance Theater, on Friday and Saturday, January 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Conwell Dance Theater is located on the 5th floor of Conwell Hall at 1801 North Broad Street on Temple’s main campus.
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The Donetsk Ballet Of Ukraine presents The Nutcracker

Contact: Nancy Malmed
215-849-7950 phone
215-848-3117 fax

Peter Tchaikovsky’s famous, fairy-tale ballet, The Nutcracker, is coming to a local venue. The performances, sponsored by the Philadelphia-based International Ballet Exchange (IBE), are scheduled for December  20 and 21, 2014 at Plymouth/Whitemarsh High School, by the much acclaimed dance company, the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine.  The company is on tour in the USA despite a raging civil war in their city and country.
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‘Behind The Lens’ Bill Hebert brings you Choreography Showcase V

Bill Hebert (BHPhotos)
Phone: 267-240-5331
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On Sunday, September 28th, Photographer Bill Hebert steps from behind his lens to bring you 5th installment of his Choreography Showcase at the Community Education Center (CEC) located at 3500 Lancaster Ave. Tickets are $15 General Admission or $12 for Dance Professionals, Students, and Seniors with ID. They can be purchased online at and at the venue the day of the show.
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BALLET 180 presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

Press Contact
Kelly Murray | Ballet 180
484-639-9571 |
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Ballet 180 will be staging a brand new ballet just in time for the holidays. The performance, A Charlie Brown Christmas, provides a fun alternative to the Nutcracker that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Performances will be held as part of West Chester’s Annual Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 7th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Fugett Middle School located at 500 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA. Old Fashioned Christmas is sponsored by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and by MARS Drinks. Tickets for A Charlie Brown Christmas are available for purchase online through Admission is $30 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Group rates for 10 or more are available.
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Lauren Putty White receives 2013 Ellen Forman Memorial Award

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Betsy Anderson, The Philadelphia Foundation 215-563-6417
Bill Goldberg, Ellen Forman Memorial Award, 215-601-3696


Lauren Putty White has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 Ellen Forman Memorial Award. The award consists of a $2,000 cash prize and production costs for setting a work on the dance company at Drexel University during the 2013-2014 academic year.
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