Sharon Skeel is an independent dance historian who lives in Gwynedd Valley, PA. She is currently working on a biography of Philadelphia dancer/choreographer Catherine Littlefield (1905-51).
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Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Artists seeing dance
A lighthearted exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art surveys the many ways artists have responded to dance.
Prokofiev’s 'Prodigal Son' at the Pennsylvania Ballet (second review)
Loving the prodigal
Prodigal Son is one of only two Balanchine ballets from the Diaghilev period that survive to this day, no doubt because men and women still grapple with sin, evil, and justice, and because sons continue to rebel and fathers to forgive.
When ice dancing was young: talking with Irene Muehlbronner
Before Meryl and Charlie — Irene and Walter
America’s ice-dancing champions stand on the shoulders of another talented and charismatic couple, who waltzed, spun, and leaped on ice in simpler times.
Pennsylvania Ballet's 'Serenade'
A celebration of two dance anniversaries
George Balanchine's Serenade, first performed 80 years ago, has changed over the years, but the Pennsylvania Ballet's production preserves its loveliness and soul.