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Jim Rutter

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
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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
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Philly Hafla Throws a Bellydance Party

Philadelphia’s vibrant dance community includes a lively, if under-appreciated bellydance scene.
April 24, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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