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Tyner and Timmons: Keeping the Jazz Legacy Alive
Photo: Anthony Dean

Tyner and Timmons: Keeping the Jazz Legacy Alive

This moment captured the meaning behind rhythm in Jazz: constance, lineage, and ongoing journey.

Lauren Putty White
May 8, 2021

The World Will Never be The Same: Merián Soto’s Spirals of Connection
Photo: [La 18] Audovisual del MAC

The World Will Never be The Same: Merián Soto’s Spirals of Connection

The performance spoke to the circularity of return

Lydia Platón Lázaro
May 19, 2021

Never Running Out of More
Photo: nikolai mckenzie ben rema

Never Running Out of More

#disposableincome…what’s debt anyway, ammiright?!

Nikolai McKenzie Ben Rema
May 21, 2021

Chronicling Passion for a Life of Dance
Cartoonist: Jordan Granger

Chronicling Passion for a Life of Dance

The book utilizes stream of consciousness writing, photographs, graphics, and drawings to share Jaye Allison’s viewpoint on a life in the arts.

Kristen Shahverdian
May 23, 2021

The Future of CI: Part Two - Potentials
Photo: Celine Asril

The Future of CI: Part Two - Potentials

Despite the form’s inequities, many continue to find radical potential in Contact Improvisation

Nadia Khayrallah
May 23, 2021

Unpacking the buzzword “Decolonization”
Photo: Paul Virtucio; courtesy of Ananya Dance Theatre

Unpacking the buzzword “Decolonization”

Art is a vessel for creative expression, a space of freedom. Yet, here I am, a dancer, dancing to liberate myself from dance itself.

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
May 24, 2021

Unseen Connections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Photo: Christopher Ash

Unseen Connections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A reimagined Philly dance classic spins webs of connection in the PMA’s New Grit: Art & Philly Now exhibition.

Joseph Ahmed
May 27, 2021

10,000 Dreams: Celebrating the Abundance of AAPI Vision
Photo: Melissa Wu

10,000 Dreams: Celebrating the Abundance of AAPI Vision

AAPI choreographers and dancers have the power to redefine not just ballet, but dance altogether.

Dana Nichols
May 30, 2021

Loose ribbons
Photo: Kara Nepomuceno

Loose ribbons

A “more socially just future” reaches beyond drastic changes in ballet’s foundations.

Kara Nepomuceno
May 30, 2021

The Painted Bride’s Incubated Artists Take Time to Heal
Photo: LaNeshe Miller White

The Painted Bride’s Incubated Artists Take Time to Heal

This Painted Bride cohort blurs the lines separating community, ritual, and performance.

Maddie Hopfield
May 31, 2021

Philadelphia Dance Theatre Breaks Ground With Alumni Performances and a New Venue
Photo: Jacob Bucko

Philadelphia Dance Theatre Breaks Ground With Alumni Performances and a New Venue

It reminded me that art has life even in stillness.

Lauren Putty White
June 10, 2021

J. Bouey’s Chiron in Leo Reminds Us to Check on the Children
Photo: Courtesy of J. Bouey Dance Projects

J. Bouey’s Chiron in Leo Reminds Us to Check on the Children

Systemic racism and cisheteropatriarchy intertwine in this story, contributing more labored stakes in this game than meet the untrained eye.

Caitlin Green
June 11, 2021

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