In CITY, the Bloom! Dance Collective of Budapest riveted an Arts Bank audience with an evocation of authoritarian menace and control in a country where Big Brother is no longer a joke.
DanceBrazil's high-octane, multicultural fusion of dance from three continents offered a feast for the eye and ear while somehow neglecting to feed the soul.
In his newest work, John Jasperse challenges conventional taboos with the help of four dancers— two graceful nude males and two fully clothed female dancers sporting backpacks. Ultimately, Fort Blossom revisited re-examines the arbitrary nature of the clothed body— what's hidden from us.
Marie Chouinard's expressive aggressiveness may be a dated dance genre, but her sheer power propelled her audience into either a future or a past that reminded us that perhaps our present isn't all that bad.
Are celebrity artists really the answer for the future of ballet? This performance by the former Bolshoi icon Alexei Ratmansky offered too much of the ballet confection that's immediately pleasing to the taste of audiences, and little of substance or meaning.
In “Seen & Heard,” choreographers revealed their disequilibrium with the chaos of the world, exposed the conventions of human relationships and uncovered the life of a dancer who's compelled to connect with his audience.
The French choreographer Xavier Le Roy joins forces with the German avant-garde composer Helmut Lachenmann to produce captivating theater that renders music visually and sonically.
John Jasperse's unorthodox Canyon seeks to alter the way we view performance, not to mention our states of consciousness. He jars our expectations of experience and reality, especially in temples of art on avenues of the arts.
When it comes to communicating across space and time, humans can learn something from whales, and vice versa. In another of his unpredictable flights of imagination, Thaddeus Phillips breaks new ground as an artist.
In this nighttime theatrical adventure, Alie Vidich's Movement Brigade harnesses the Schuylkill River nightscape to connect Philadelphians to a lost history of our surroundings.