Eileen B. Fisher studied dance at Oberlin College. Early in her career she wrote a column on dance for Philadelphia Weekly and occasional articles for the Inquirer, and edited Applause magazine at WHYY. She worked in various nonprofit communications roles while squeezing in volunteer performances as part of the Fringe Festival and Shakespeare in Clark Park. She is happily returning to writing about the arts.
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Philly Fringe 2022: Shavon Norris’s Me and Jesus and Prince and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a One Bedroom Apartment in the Bronx
A love letter, a challenge, and an invitation
Shavon Norris welcomes us in as she dances, speaks, and chants a lively testament to the artifacts of her life. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
PHILADANCO! presents The Continuum
A family reunion at PHILADANCO!
The fall season performance from PHILADANCO! welcomed three world premieres and one Philly premiere, displaying the feeling and technical excellence fans have come to expect. Eileen B. Fisher reviews.
The reprise of Rome & Jewels marks 30 years for Puremovement
A rare chance to see Rennie Harris’s classic dance work
The award-winning take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet from Rennie Harris returns to Philly this weekend. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents I Hear You and I’d Like to Respond
A circus show to push the limits
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s I Hear You and I’d Like to Respond offers thrills and big thoughts. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
BalletX presents its 2023 Winter Series
The return of Jorma Elo
Two world premieres and a poignant reprise make a strong, balanced program at BalletX’s 2023 Winter Series. Eileen B. Fisher reviews.
Philadelphia Dance Projects’s Dance Up Close continues
Spring performances promise rare moments
Philadelphia Dance Projects’s Dance Up Close series continues through early April, offering unique perspectives in its performances. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Paul Taylor Dance Company and Omar Román De Jesús present If You Could Swallow the Sun
Dancing with who is present in the room
Along with familiar classics, Paul Taylor Dance Company hosts a world premiere from emerging choreographer Omar Román De Jesús with If You Could Swallow the Sun. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents The Bach Cello Suites Project
Reconsidering and improvising Bach
Choreographer Megan Bridge and musician Tristan Price offer a new angle on Bach’s music and The Artist’s Mother exhibit. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Ben Grinberg and Hazem Header in Fix Me
What some say we shouldn't see
An arresting backstory grounds this able mix of contemporary dance, acrobatics, and theater from Ben Grinberg and Hazem Header in this year’s Fringe. Eileen Fisher reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Susan Marshall and Mimi Lien present Rhythm Bath
A sensory delight
An inclusive dance installation presented in partnership with Temple’s Institute on Disabilities offers interdisciplinary delights at Christ Church Neighborhood House in this year’s Fringe. Eileen B. Fisher reviews.