Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
How Many Spokes Make Up The Pilobolus Wheel?
Photo: Grant Halverson

How Many Spokes Make Up The Pilobolus Wheel?

Pilobolus Dance Theater defies categorization, standing at the intersection of dance, gymnastics, technology and theatre arts.

Gregory King
May 16, 2015

A Love Note to RDA (Regional Dance America)
Photo: Jacob Bucko

A Love Note to RDA (Regional Dance America)

This year, the three-day RDA/Northeast festival will be on the University of the Arts campus in Philadelphia from May 21 to 23.

Kirsten Kaschock
May 17, 2015

Baggage Attached: An Interview with Kate Watson-Wallace
anonymous bodies art collective

Baggage Attached: An Interview with Kate Watson-Wallace

Come with an open mind to watch Mash Up Body. The intimacy is important.

Whitney Weinstein
June 4, 2015

Dance on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dance on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This Score for Ballet could indeed be a dance, enacted, but with no bodies required.

Jonathan Stein
June 7, 2015

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

News

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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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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Public Square

Public Square #43

 There is a flurry of dance happening these next two weeks:  Cardell Dance Theater, Leah Stein, SoLow Festival and Thirdbird's Facing Front events.  What do all these pieces say about the state of contemporary performance in Philadelphia?  Do you see links between them or divergent paths?

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