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Philadelphia FringeArts performances September 3-19.

 

Kathakali Now
Photo: Mark Garvin

Kathakali Now

An elegant sign language of mudras, like flutterings of rare birds. Bodies subtle, making the slightest weight shifts compelling.

Lisa Kraus
June 7, 2015

Conversation With A Curious Choreographer
Photo: Stephan Floss

Conversation With A Curious Choreographer

William Forsythe in conversation on neo-classicism with Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland.

Gregory King
June 8, 2015

Astonish Us: PAB’s Closing Season Program
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Astonish Us: PAB’s Closing Season Program

Diaghilev's command, “Astonish me!,” fit the opening night of Pennsylvania Ballet’s last program of 2014-15.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
June 13, 2015

Philadelphia’s Tango Moment
Photo: Helio Ha

Philadelphia’s Tango Moment

Gustavo and Giselle Anne Naveira's participation in the 5th Philadelphia International Tango Festival, from teaching to dancing.

Carolyn Merritt
June 13, 2015

Hadar Ahuvia and Jesse Zaritt: Jewish-American Choreographers Grapple with Zionism and the Nakba
Photo: LABA@the 14th St Y

Hadar Ahuvia and Jesse Zaritt: Jewish-American Choreographers Grapple with Zionism and the Nakba

"...I am seeking ancestral healing and liberation for all."

Nicole Bindler
June 15, 2015

A Leap Into Hybrid Performance
Photo: Jenna Spitz

A Leap Into Hybrid Performance

The four performers in this work are, in fact, the very kinds of people that devote their lives to becoming acrobats.

Megan Bridge
June 19, 2015

Facing Facing Front
Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

Facing Facing Front

Lynn Matluck Brooks and Christopher Brooks reflect on programs 1 and 2 of Facing Front, featuring Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
June 23, 2015

Dance/USA and The Quest for Heterogeneity in Diversity
Photo: Esther Baker-Tarpaga

Dance/USA and The Quest for Heterogeneity in Diversity

I became increasingly aware that addressing only skin color will not solve the quest for diversity.

Gregory King
June 29, 2015

Remix: Relinquish, Reorganize, Reinterpret
Photo: Ann-Marie Gover

Remix: Relinquish, Reorganize, Reinterpret

After seeing multiple iterations of the same material, certain phrases and shapes became familiar, like old friends returning to the stage.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
July 2, 2015

A Slew of Site-celebratory Performances
Photo: Donna Winter

A Slew of Site-celebratory Performances

June was a good month for adventurous performances in Philadelphia with artists using the traditional off-season to try new things.

Ellen Chenoweth
July 3, 2015

Human Movement
Photo: Bill Hebert

Human Movement

Cardell showcases how dance can confront social issues viscerally, triggering responses that tap something as deep as migration is to our very existence.

Carolyn Merritt
July 14, 2015

Writing Together about the Come Together Festival
Photo: Ryan Cliett

Writing Together about the Come Together Festival

Featuring different companies, Come Together Dance Festival showcases the big, broad world of Philadelphia dancing.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
August 3, 2015

News

Write Back atcha! tD partners with FringeArts in this years' Festival

  WRITE BACK ATCHA! thINKingDANCE will host three FREE post-performance "write-back" events after performances during the FringeArts festival this…
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Languaging Dance

 Some of the most profound experiences we have as human beings occur in a realm that is outside of language. Dance in particular, both in the creative…
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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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Public Square

Public Square #44: Janet!

 Pop-star? Queen of Dance? What do you think of Janet Jackson's contribution to the field?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quJ62ZPphpE

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