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Arcell’s Truth Based in Evidence
Photo: Ayodele Casel

Arcell’s Truth Based in Evidence

Cabuag relishes in the fact that his heritage, his beliefs, his insecurities, his struggles, and his triumphs are all expressed through movement.

Gregory King
February 14, 2015

Turbulent Times in Motion
Funny Guys, 1934 Soviet musical film

Turbulent Times in Motion

The symposium “Russian Movement Culture of the 1920s and 1930s” revealed a period of extraordinary vibrancy and anxiety in Russia and among its émigré populations.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
February 15, 2015

Magda & Chelsea Interview
Photo: Josh McIlvain

Magda & Chelsea Interview

Elena Light interviews Magda & Chelsea simultaneously but separately over at Culturebot. Their "Vulgar Early Works" is coming to FringeArts.

Guest Writer
February 17, 2015

Running Rhythms
Photo: Duncan Cole

Running Rhythms

As their Fa’ataupati, or Samoan slap dance, progressed, I began to see the richness of Black Grace’s cultural identities emerge.

Whitney Weinstein
February 23, 2015

Amazing, Awesome BalletX
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Amazing, Awesome BalletX

Language falls short of the wonder of their performance.

Carolyn Merritt
February 25, 2015

Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix
Photo: Kevin Monko

Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix

You’ve got the sacred and the profane, some spoken text, some songs, some painting, some dancing. You've got smart bodies and smart brains... aggression with vulnerability.

Ellen Chenoweth
February 26, 2015

Gem n’ I: Domesticity As Performance
Photo: Bob Finkelstein

Gem n’ I: Domesticity As Performance

The cocoon of home will always provide a comfortable space for this kind of experimentation.

Gregory King
March 7, 2015

Scratch That and Recreate an Arts Community
Photo: Megan Mazarick

Scratch That and Recreate an Arts Community

Scratch Night reflects a growing interest among artists of all genres in revealing art making process to audiences.

Whitney Weinstein
March 11, 2015

Flying and Fleeting
Photo: Michael Ermilio

Flying and Fleeting

Up close, the audience can see the balances and supports afforded by the circus equipment and notice each finger, glance, and weight shift.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
March 17, 2015

MY FALL IN BODIES. FOR ANNIE.
Photo: Johanna Austin, AustinArt

MY FALL IN BODIES. FOR ANNIE.

How do you reclaim something that, while rightfully yours, has always been used against your autonomy?

Kirsten Kaschock
March 23, 2015

A Dancing, Songful Farewell

A Dancing, Songful Farewell

Directed by Seán Curran, The Radio Hour will be a funny, stirring, and richly textured Philadelphia debut.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
March 24, 2015

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

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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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