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Dreaming of Home on Lunar New Year
Courtesy of Rourou Ye

Dreaming of Home on Lunar New Year

Rourou Ye and Southeast of Rain fuse contemporary and traditional Chinese forms in a transportive new work.

Kristi Yeung
February 20, 2021

Distancing Elides in 3 x 13, Yaa Samar!’s Outstanding Multinational Film
Still image from 3 x 13, Nagham Salah Othman

Distancing Elides in 3 x 13, Yaa Samar!’s Outstanding Multinational Film

A rare dance-film achievement, and a gift that remote can become together.

Jonathan Stein
February 21, 2021

Paradoxical Transmissions: The Dance of Darkness in Words
Photo: Cesar Alberto Guzman

Paradoxical Transmissions: The Dance of Darkness in Words

Butoh explained through science in Vangeline’s Butoh: Cradling Empty Space

Leslie Bush
February 23, 2021

Sex and Ghosts in an Empty Theater
Photo: Maria Baranova

Sex and Ghosts in an Empty Theater

A conversation with Anh Vo about their new work, BABYLIFT.

Emma Cohen
February 23, 2021

Care in Conversation
Photo: Peter Born and Nadine George-Graves.

Care in Conversation

A text that reflects on practice, intention, ritual, community care, and the trauma of the world we live in.

Emilee Lord
February 24, 2021

Eating the Sins of Others
Still image from Sin Eaters

Eating the Sins of Others

Theatre Exile’s Sin Eaters is a psychological thriller peppered with satire, a film noir for our times.

Kristen Shahverdian
February 27, 2021

Vitche-Boul Ra Conjures Eternity
Photo: KK Verglas

Vitche-Boul Ra Conjures Eternity

Just as we become acquainted with a new being, Ra switches them up on us.

Maddie Hopfield
March 7, 2021

Improvisation in the Virtual Frame
Photo: Bill Hebert

Improvisation in the Virtual Frame

From her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, Stoyanova led an international group of dancers through her improvisational practice.

Emilee Lord
March 19, 2021

VISIBILITYtalks: Hook & Loop
Photo: Kenwyn Samuel and Hook & Loop

VISIBILITYtalks: Hook & Loop

First in a series of video conversations in collaboration with Philadelphia-area artists on the Disability Spectrum.

Kenwyn Samuel
March 24, 2021

Home is underneath your feet
Photo: Sanchel Brown

Home is underneath your feet

Her dance journey from Baltimore to New Orleans to Senegal showed her burning desire to trace her own lineage.

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
March 25, 2021

A “Life in Dance” or a White Lie
Photo: Leila Mire

A “Life in Dance” or a White Lie

For POC dancers, “success” in elite institutions demands compliance above all else.

Leila Mire
March 26, 2021

Intentional Reemergence: dreaming the aftertime
Nicole Bindler

Intentional Reemergence: dreaming the aftertime

I realize that being in a community takes practice, and I am out of practice.

Nicole Bindler
March 29, 2021

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