Old Ghosts at the New Barnes
Tori Lawrence's originally site-specific work imported little of its meaning or impact at the Barnes Museum.
June 26, 2012
Reclaiming the Nude as Symbol of Freedom
Hungarian troupe Bloom’s pantomime and text-driven CITY suggests that the nude as symbol might deserve a bit of spoofing.
May 17, 2012
Philly Hafla Throws a Bellydance Party
Philadelphia’s vibrant dance community includes a lively, if under-appreciated bellydance scene.
April 24, 2012
Contemplative and Connected: Leah Stein’s Singular Aesthetic
Philadelphia Dance Projects organized a retrospective of Leah Stein’s work, celebrating her eponymous troupe’s tenth anniversary.
March 16, 2012
Spectacle at the Center of RubberbanDance's Latest
In his Poetics, Aristotle derided spectacle as the least important artistic aspect of a performance. RubberbanDance Group’s Gravity of Center shows that sometimes, spectacle’s all you’ve got.
February 2, 2012
Two Women Walk Out
Jeanne Ruddy has resolved to shutter her eponymous 12-year-old company whose works I have grown to adore.
December 7, 2011
More Than a Master Class: Dance “as it was meant to be”
Former Isadora Duncan Dance Company member Alice Bloch led students through a 90-minute session blending history, anatomy, gender and sexual politics.
November 23, 2011