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Cherry Blossoms: Viewing Japanese Dance In Philadelphia

How can kabuki, taiko, and butoh be promoted as evolving contemporary practices with the capacity to provoke our most current and existential questions?
June 1, 2012
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Choreographing Curiosity: Smart Bodies Asking Smart Questions

What makes You Sick Little Baby refreshing as a lager on a warm evening is the curiosity that sits where ambition normally exists.
May 31, 2012
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Excavating The Past And Future

Anne-Marie Mulgrew’s latest work continues her 25-year Philadelphia dance legacy of whimsical landscapes and stages inhabited with charm and panache.
May 23, 2012
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Virtue and Virtuosity: Shibani Patnaik at the Performance Garage

Patnaik connected to the earth, rippled as watery waves, shimmered like fire, sailed on the wind, and seemed to hover in the sky.
May 22, 2012
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The Challenge of Embodying Saudade

Sometimes titles raise expectations that are not always realized in the actual performance.
May 17, 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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In 1993, When We Felt Free

Two decades and 40 dances into their career, the darlings of Philly’s theatrical dance world in the 1990s and 2000s have arrived at a point of mid-life reflection.
May 9, 2012
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Bharata Natyam at Bryn Mawr

Equally adept at storytelling and beautiful movement, Priyadarsini Govind captivated with an evening of Bharata Natyam choreography.
May 9, 2012
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