BalletX presents four world premieres on film for its new subscription series
BalletX goes beyond
BalletX opens its 15th season virtually with a quartet of world premieres in film from choreographers as near as the company’s own star, Caili Quan, and as far as New Zealand’s Loughlan Prior. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
‘Seeing Things in Black and White’ by Antoine K. Stroman
The Black experience is stranger than fiction
Despite its flaws, Antoine K. Stroman’s debut novella, ‘Seeing Things in Black and White,’ paints the Black experience in a multitude of colors. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Die-Cast presents ‘Temporary Occupancy’
A theatrical check-in
Originally destined for live performances in a hotel, Die-Cast’s ‘Temporary Occupancy’ is now an online experience that brings its travelers to our screen. Alaina Johns reviews.
‘Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan’ by Sarah Archer
Cultural identity through cats
Philadelphia author Sarah Archer’s new book, ‘Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan,’ is a perfect crossover for history buffs and cat lovers. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
‘The Music of Friends’ by David W. Webber
American classical music grows up
Since 1946, Vermont’s Chamber Music Conference has been an important part of American musical life, attracting many Philadelphia luminaries. A new book, ‘The Music of Friends,’ tells the story. Peter Burwasser reviews.
‘Philadelphia Battlefields’ by John Kromer
Not the usual suspects
Are Philly elections a foregone conclusion? No, says ‘Philadelphia Battlefields,’ a new book on political upstarts from Rendell to Rhynhart. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Virtually Possible Theatre Company presents ‘OZ.ORG’
The Wicked Glitch is dead
What happens when you upload ‘The Wizard of Oz’ into a 2020 Fringe performance? You get a glitchy, dystopian re-imagining that feels too much like home. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Irina Varina presents 'An Encounter'
A Walk with Death on Broad Street
With 2020 making many of us acutely aware of our own mortality, a slow stroll with Death, as in Irina Varina's Fringe offering, 'An Encounter,' just makes sense. Jill Ivey reviews.
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Philly Fringe 2020: David Gordon presents ‘The Philadelphia Matter - 1972/2020’
The virtual dance company
Famed choreographer-director David Gordon revisits his 1972 dance production ‘The Matter’ with Philadelphia dancers and archival footage in this curated Fringe presentation. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Apartment 20 presents ‘Lilith and Her Demons’
Lilith, the concept album
Apartment 20 adapts Enid Dame’s collection of poems ‘Lilith and Her Demons’ into a song cycle for the 2020 Fringe Festival, exploring how and where we see the Lilith of Jewish folklore today. Melissa Strong reviews.