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Kulu Mele’s 50-year Spirit of Reciprocation
Photo: Jaci Downs Photography

Kulu Mele’s 50-year Spirit of Reciprocation

The 50-year celebration for Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble commences.

Janna Meiring
January 3, 2020

All I Want For Christmas is One-Man Nutcracker
Photo: Emilie Krause

All I Want For Christmas is One-Man Nutcracker

The intrepid playwright/performer delivers on his promise of a One-Man Nutcracker.

Mira Treatman
January 6, 2020

Gunderson’s Natural Shocks: Lifting the Lid on Violence in America
Photo: Dan Kontz

Gunderson’s Natural Shocks: Lifting the Lid on Violence in America

An unexpected look at gun control in a dizzying array of linguistic sleight of hand.

Mieke D
January 8, 2020

Philly Dance Culture: A Roundtable at the Performance Garage
Photo: Courtesy of the Performance Garage

Philly Dance Culture: A Roundtable at the Performance Garage

People, yes; funding, no.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
January 9, 2020

“No Shush Zone”: An Inclusive, Sensory-friendly Nutcracker
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

“No Shush Zone”: An Inclusive, Sensory-friendly Nutcracker

A relaxed, adaptive performance atmosphere for the holiday classic raises important questions about arts accessibility.

Christina Catanese
January 9, 2020

Eastern Europeans in North Philadelphia
Photo: Zornitsa Stoyanova

Eastern Europeans in North Philadelphia

Polish performers cross-pollinate with local dancer Zornitsa Stoyanova

Kat J. Sullivan
January 10, 2020

Intimacy Made Public
Photo: Dave Ratzlow

Intimacy Made Public

If SEX TAPE was turned away from the lens, in Nuptial Blitz Revlock reveled in performing for the camera.

Emma Cohen
January 13, 2020

Watching and Being Watched: Hamlet in Semi-Public Space
Photo: Peter Ewen

Watching and Being Watched: Hamlet in Semi-Public Space

A scrappy, intimate staging of Hamlet at the Seaport Museum next to the Delaware River

Christina Catanese
January 19, 2020

Going Deep: Cunningham in Three Dimensions
Photo: John Ross

Going Deep: Cunningham in Three Dimensions

A 3D film of Cunningham’s life provides a texturally rich environment in which viewers can dwell.

Emma Cohen
January 19, 2020

A New Play Testifies to the Power of Young People and Art
Photo: Jana Williams

A New Play Testifies to the Power of Young People and Art

A teenager's astonishing contribution to the national discussion about gun control

Barbora Příhodová
January 20, 2020

The Gods Live in Philadelphia
Photo: Ani Gavino

The Gods Live in Philadelphia

Yoruba in Philadelphia

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
January 21, 2020

Back to Earth Again and Again
Photo: Paula Court

Back to Earth Again and Again

A book of prose by Steve Paxton that could be mistaken for a collection of poetry.

Andrew Sargus Klein
January 21, 2020

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