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Luscious Sadness
Photo: Uri Nevo

Luscious Sadness

The juxtaposition of the frightening terrorist soundtrack with the dancers' robust and alluring bodies is strange and haunting.

Nicole Bindler
November 24, 2014

Palestinian Dabke Makes it to the Annenberg
Photo: Nicole Bindler

Palestinian Dabke Makes it to the Annenberg

A woman shouts “Come dance Dabke for justice!” to protest the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's Philadelphia appearance.

Nicole Bindler
November 25, 2014

Breathtaking Tragedy at Noche Flamenca
Photo: Chris Bennion

Breathtaking Tragedy at Noche Flamenca

The emotion and the dynamism of the dancing transcend any language barrier.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
November 26, 2014

Dance/UP to Close Next Month

Dance/UP to Close Next Month

Dance/UP has been a particularly active and effective service organization, pursuing new programs with gusto and intelligence.

Ellen Chenoweth
November 26, 2014

Going Through the Motions of Emotion
Photo: Bill Hebert

Going Through the Motions of Emotion

Instead of being separated, can’t theatrical gesture and dance movement be mixed together to create something whole?

Kat Sullivan
November 30, 2014

Hold it, control: 12 Questions and Answers
Photo: Eric Ashleigh

Hold it, control: 12 Questions and Answers

For her experimental response to Meg Foley and J. Louis Makary's experimental show, Carolyn Merritt answers 12 questions.

Carolyn Merritt
December 8, 2014

Black Girl
Photo: Matt Karas

Black Girl

During this evening of three dances with a mixed gender company, Brown decides to devote one of the pieces to the six women.

Nicole Bindler
December 11, 2014

One Brave Black Girl
Photo: Christopher Duggan

One Brave Black Girl

Not only was Brown opening up her work for anybody’s interpretation and critique, she was opening up her life--and all the layers of identity therein.

Becca Weber
December 11, 2014

Pleasure in Plunging into the Stream
Photo: Bill Hebert

Pleasure in Plunging into the Stream

Vervet Dance’s curated evening of five works featured artists from throughout the region. After dipping my toe into the potential of these artists’ works I left wanting more.

Beau Hancock
December 12, 2014

Smiling on the Surface
Photo: Richard Termin

Smiling on the Surface

The dancers, virtuosic and athletic, execute grand leaps, surprising shifts of weight, and daring moments of partnering.

Becca Weber
December 15, 2014

There Can Be an Ease
Photo: Ellen Chenoweth

There Can Be an Ease

How hundreds of mousetraps ended up in a dance class is related to the dialogue between performance art and performing arts currently underway.

Ellen Chenoweth
December 19, 2014

When Dance Has a Voice
Photo: Aidan Un

When Dance Has a Voice

TD writers and march participants Ellen Chenoweth and Gregory King respond to the Dancing For Justice event on December 13th, 2014.

Gregory King
December 20, 2014

News

A Letter from Steve Paxton

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the review. I can expand on why 'about' is lame. You mention that the dancer in 'Bound' is performing different roles. But you…
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Public Square

P.S. 41: Art and Activism

 With PHL dancers marching this past weekend for #blacklivesmatter and mobilized to help Dance/UP, the role of artists in working to effect change is palpable. How does activism relate to your life as an artist?

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