Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Marley and the City: BalletX Inherits Dance/UP's Portable Dance Floor
Photo: Bill Hebert

Marley and the City: BalletX Inherits Dance/UP's Portable Dance Floor

"Bringing dance to unexpected spaces in the city will expand the dialogue on dance and build new audiences."

Gregory King
March 27, 2015

Proof of Dancers’ Re-Incarnation! Babies Wow with Cool Moves!
Photo: YouTube

Proof of Dancers’ Re-Incarnation! Babies Wow with Cool Moves!

Flamenco babies, Beyoncé and old souls.

Lisa Kraus
April 6, 2015

Passionate Precision
Photo: © Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net

Passionate Precision

With Cosas de Mujeres, Pasión y Arte Flamenco brings together a remarkable line-up of artists.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
April 14, 2015

Dancing When Everybody's Watching
Image: Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Dancing When Everybody's Watching

This was a celebration of the human form in all its awkwardness.

Whitney Weinstein
April 15, 2015

This Is Not a Gentle Piece
Photo: Ellen Chenoweth

This Is Not a Gentle Piece

In more than 300 performances, three vocalists from The Crossing whistled a piece composed by David Lang, while encircling a 4.5 billion year old rock.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 17, 2015

BeginAgain: A Narrative Reinvented
Photo: Stephen Delas Heras

BeginAgain: A Narrative Reinvented

An imaginative world of carnal movements and attention-grabbing video...creative collective intellect...a state of heightened curiosity and pure ecstasy.

Gregory King
April 20, 2015

Unveiled: Authorial Intent
Photo: Bicking Photography

Unveiled: Authorial Intent

In the halves of Unveiled, the ethos of each of two choreographers was prominent and compelling.

Kirsten Kaschock
April 22, 2015

DANCE WITH CAMERA: A Sequence in Fifteen Stanzas
Photo: Ditta Baron Hoeber

DANCE WITH CAMERA: A Sequence in Fifteen Stanzas

Dancer Asimina Chremos and photographer/poet Ditta Baron Hoeber share improvisational space.

Asimina Chremos and Ditta Baron Hoeber
April 22, 2015

Hamlet--To Dance or Not To Dance, A Question
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Hamlet--To Dance or Not To Dance, A Question

The simple but powerful choreography brings to mind ballet’s court dance origins and connotations of rarified class and privilege.

Jonathan Stein
April 22, 2015

Stretching the Boundaries of Dance Fusion
Photo: Michael Slobodian

Stretching the Boundaries of Dance Fusion

Hip-hop dance,the electric boogie, up-rocking, b-boying, popping overlapped with a la seconde turns, glissades and rond de jambes.

Gregory King
April 24, 2015

All We Are
Photo: Johanna Austin

All We Are

Dust: evidence of life. Enemy of the domestic goddess. Culprit of hay fever. The stuff we’re all destined for.

Carolyn Merritt
May 1, 2015

QUEER SCHOOL in Session
Photo: George Alley

QUEER SCHOOL in Session

Collage Festival is an artist-friendly, affordable, and accessible multi-disciplinary event.

Ellen Chenoweth
May 5, 2015

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Call for Writers!

We are looking for NEW WRITERS and encourage the following people to consider joining us: ·      those who want to develop their writing skill…
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Next/UP? Bulletins from the Dance Community’s New Coalition

 As of March 31, 2015 Dance/USA’s local service organization, Dance/UP, ceased to exist as we knew it. But due to the dedicated efforts of Philadelphia’s…
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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

Public Square #42

There is a lot of conversation on the state of dance and higher education after the Dance/USA article discussing modern dance as a pyramid scheme. Are you following the conversation on Facebook and Culturebot? What do you think?  

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