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What Makes Ballet Contemporary?

The opening night of BalletX's Fall Series 2011 provoked curiosity in me about what defines a ballet as contemporary.
November 30, 2011
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Pulling Strings: Chunky Move’s Connected

A light-filled mobile, electronic music, patches of light, and five performers who dance, speak, act, and finish the mobile’s assemblage – all weave integrally into the work’s fabric.
November 23, 2011
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Lionel Popkin and Gabrielle Revlock at the Performance Garage

The declarative title of Lionel Popkin's "There Is An Elephant In This Dance" cued us to look for a pachyderm. But "Aida" it ain't.
November 22, 2011
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Tradition and Transcendence: An Evening with Shantala Shivalingappa

Born in India and raised in Paris, this “child of the east and west” has been hailed by critics for transcending culture...
November 16, 2011
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Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble

Classical modern dance with a bit of sass.
November 16, 2011
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The Joy of Movement with Anna Halprin and Group Motion

Picture an old woman painted white, hair matted with straw, folded into a hollowed-out spot of earth with grasses waving above. She moves glacially...
November 16, 2011
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It’s the Stringing It Together That Counts: Philadelphia Dance Projects Motion Pictures Shorts Fest 2011

Philadelphia Dance Projects presented Shorts Fest, wildly different dance films, for this year’s 10th annual Motion Pictures series.
November 16, 2011
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Planting Seeds and Dissecting Selves

What happens when our curious drive to pick things apart and classify becomes a science of obsessive madness?
November 9, 2011
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