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Bryan Koulman Dance presents its Summer 2022 Show
A grand and intimate experience
Bryan Koulman Dance Company marks its return to the stage with several works from its repertory and a world premiere performed by artists from the Philadelphia Ballet and PHILADANCO! Melissa Strong reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, June 15-22
Celebrating Juneteenth in Philadelphia
Kyle V. Hiller rounds up Juneteenth events in Philadelphia, featuring offerings from Sistahs Laying Down Hands, Uhuru, the MoAR, AAMP, and many more.
The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 1, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
The arts are back! Learn about the return
BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative with this special podcast episode on Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
When home leaves you: a Father’s Day foray into holding on and letting go
Packing up my parents’ house
When Anndee Hochman’s parents moved to the Philly suburbs in 1965, it was a compromise. Almost 60 years later, the house holds a departed father’s heart. It’s time to say goodbye again.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Alexandre Dumas fils’s Camille
A wilted tragedy
Despite a stylish physical production, Quintessence Theatre’s Camille lacks the passion of traditional melodrama and the perspective needed for a contemporary reinvention. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, June 8-15
Blooming with block parties, Black Swan Revealed, and the Philly Flower Show
Getting in touch with West Park Arts Fest, ODUNDE, the Rail Park Block Party, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Celebrating 45 years of the Philadelphia ODUNDE Festival
More than just a day
Crystal Sparrow speaks about the legacy of the ODUNDE Festival with Oshunbumi "Bumi" Fernandez-West as they celebrate its 45th anniversary.
Dancing up close with Tommie-Waheed Evans and softly, as I leave you
Love, belonging, and Black experiences in dance
Melissa Strong previews Philadelphia Dance Projects' and Tommie-Waheed Evans's softly, as I leave you.
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin and Rachmaninoff
A smashing conclusion
A program of iconic works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, originally intended as the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season opener, made a smashing conclusion instead. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir present Beethoven’s Ninth
Finding joy in troubled times
An energetic rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth opened with a new commission by Philadelphia Orchestra composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank, a short but dramatic work of rich orchestral color. Linda Holt reviews.