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Ugly Numbers Part I: Just the Facts
Image: niemanlab.org

Ugly Numbers Part I: Just the Facts

Part I of a three-part series on gender inequity in contemporary American dance investigates the data on gender discrimination in Philadelphia dance presenting.

Nicole Bindler
September 3, 2014

Project Positive: Breaking the Norm

Project Positive: Breaking the Norm

"Ladies, gentlemen give it up for Philadelphia's finest," the MC/dancer said to the police officer approaching to break up the show.

Ellen Chenoweth
September 4, 2014

Two Truths, One Lie
Photo: Lindsay Browning

Two Truths, One Lie

At the Philly Fringe, RealLivePeople dance into lies.

Becca Weber
September 6, 2014

Ballet in Socks
Photo: Said Johnson

Ballet in Socks

It was good to see Pennsylvania Ballet dancers gliding, falling, pulling, writhing, and otherwise off their verticals in What I Learned About Outer Space.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
September 7, 2014

Hopping in a Scripted Improvisation
Photo: Dasha Miller

Hopping in a Scripted Improvisation

There is no correct execution, rather it invites trust in the unscripted and free will and spontaneity in a controlled environment.

Whitney Weinstein
September 8, 2014

What is Necessary to Replace Any Substance
Drawing: Emilie Stark-Menneg

What is Necessary to Replace Any Substance

Chisena and Brown kept close quarters, as do those who journey far in the confines of boat or plane or space- or relationship...

Kirsten Kaschock
September 13, 2014

Young Artists Digging In
Photo: Headlong Dance Theater

Young Artists Digging In

"2 for 1" was facilitated by a grant from the Bryn Mawr College Dance Department.

P. Graham
September 14, 2014

Through an Aperture, On a Street Corner
Photo: Wim Winklewagon

Through an Aperture, On a Street Corner

For Searles, Project: Through an Aperture was as an experiment in transforming a large space into a layered canvas for dance.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 15, 2014

Experimenting With Memory
Photo: Bill H.

Experimenting With Memory

Flynn and VanDenend Sorge captured the spirit of the Fringe season by experimenting within their art form as they intimately shared their pasts.

Whitney Weinstein
September 15, 2014

Rocky Fun
Photo: Bob Olivetti

Rocky Fun

Fun was the watchword at the 2014 Philadelphia Rocky Awards.

Lisa Kraus
September 16, 2014

Fever Dreams
Photo: Plate 3 Photography

Fever Dreams

Blood, bones and a view of the body both raw and poetic.

P. Graham
September 16, 2014

A Religious Exploration of the Body

A Religious Exploration of the Body

Brian Sanders of JUNK is in his second year of creating work under the pseudonym Jasmine Zieroff.

Whitney Weinstein
September 16, 2014

News

Meet the Writers: Nicole Bindler

  What would your parents say about your work in the arts? My grandmother was a violin virtuoso who won an award and was invited to play at Carnegie Hall…
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Meet the Writers: Whitney Weinstein

What would your parents say about your work in the arts? Always reach for your dreams and be original, but remember you have rent. Find a balance of creative…
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More Online Dance Learning: A Letter from Stephan Koplowitz

To the Editor:   I just was on a skype call with Scott deLaHunta and he mentioned TD's wonderful article on Marlon's Meta Academy and also mentioned…
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Public Square

P.S. 40:

In the "Presented Fringe" part of the 2014 Fringe Festival, four of the twelve events are dance. Do you view this as under-representing dance in comparison to past years?  

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Community Conversation: Lisa K's Keynote


September 2, 7:30pm at CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut, suite 320
FREE and open to everyone.


TD Editor Lisa Kraus  gave the Dance Critics Association Conference Keynote Address this June. She'll reprise the talk and then open out for questions and conversation.

Refreshments served.
Hope to see you there!
 

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