Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix
Photo: Kevin Monko

Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix

You’ve got the sacred and the profane, some spoken text, some songs, some painting, some dancing. You've got smart bodies and smart brains... aggression with vulnerability.

Ellen Chenoweth
February 26, 2015

Gem n’ I: Domesticity As Performance
Photo: Bob Finkelstein

Gem n’ I: Domesticity As Performance

The cocoon of home will always provide a comfortable space for this kind of experimentation.

Gregory King
March 7, 2015

Scratch That and Recreate an Arts Community
Photo: Megan Mazarick

Scratch That and Recreate an Arts Community

Scratch Night reflects a growing interest among artists of all genres in revealing art making process to audiences.

Whitney Weinstein
March 11, 2015

Flying and Fleeting
Photo: Michael Ermilio

Flying and Fleeting

Up close, the audience can see the balances and supports afforded by the circus equipment and notice each finger, glance, and weight shift.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
March 17, 2015

MY FALL IN BODIES. FOR ANNIE.
Photo: Johanna Austin, AustinArt

MY FALL IN BODIES. FOR ANNIE.

How do you reclaim something that, while rightfully yours, has always been used against your autonomy?

Kirsten Kaschock
March 23, 2015

A Dancing, Songful Farewell

A Dancing, Songful Farewell

Directed by Seán Curran, The Radio Hour will be a funny, stirring, and richly textured Philadelphia debut.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
March 24, 2015

Marley and the City: BalletX Inherits Dance/UP's Portable Dance Floor
Photo: Bill Hebert

Marley and the City: BalletX Inherits Dance/UP's Portable Dance Floor

"Bringing dance to unexpected spaces in the city will expand the dialogue on dance and build new audiences."

Gregory King
March 27, 2015

Proof of Dancers’ Re-Incarnation! Babies Wow with Cool Moves!
Photo: YouTube

Proof of Dancers’ Re-Incarnation! Babies Wow with Cool Moves!

Flamenco babies, Beyoncé and old souls.

Lisa Kraus
April 6, 2015

Passionate Precision
Photo: © Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net

Passionate Precision

With Cosas de Mujeres, Pasión y Arte Flamenco brings together a remarkable line-up of artists.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
April 14, 2015

Dancing When Everybody's Watching
Image: Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Dancing When Everybody's Watching

This was a celebration of the human form in all its awkwardness.

Whitney Weinstein
April 15, 2015

This Is Not a Gentle Piece
Photo: Ellen Chenoweth

This Is Not a Gentle Piece

In more than 300 performances, three vocalists from The Crossing whistled a piece composed by David Lang, while encircling a 4.5 billion year old rock.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 17, 2015

BeginAgain: A Narrative Reinvented
Photo: Stephen Delas Heras

BeginAgain: A Narrative Reinvented

An imaginative world of carnal movements and attention-grabbing video...creative collective intellect...a state of heightened curiosity and pure ecstasy.

Gregory King
April 20, 2015

News

Next/UP? Bulletins from the Dance Community’s New Coalition

 As of March 31, 2015 Dance/USA’s local service organization, Dance/UP, ceased to exist as we knew it. But due to the dedicated efforts of Philadelphia’s…
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A Letter from Steve Paxton

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the review. I can expand on why 'about' is lame. You mention that the dancer in 'Bound' is performing different roles. But you…
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Thank You to the Donors to Our Indiegogo Campaign!

Caroline Couture, Megan Bridge, Jano Cohen, Ann Kaschock, Judith Robison, Jonathan Stein, Curt Haworth, Gabrielle Revlock, Joao da Silva, Aaron Cromie,…
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Public Square

Public Square #42

There is a lot of conversation on the state of dance and higher education after the Dance/USA article discussing modern dance as a pyramid scheme. Are you following the conversation on Facebook and Culturebot? What do you think?  

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thINKingDANCE was started to catalyze conversation about dance and to develop the skills of dance writers in the Philadelphia area. Our initial year-long training scheme was funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. We continue to hold workshops with great visiting dance writers and monthly peer-critique sessions, and engage in lots of editor/writer dialogue. Now three years later, we've published over five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

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