The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Spark
A new start at the Garage
Following a surprising rebrand, the Philadelphia Ballet’s season opener at the Performance Garage is everything fans expect from the company. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Dancefusion and Movement Migration present Dance Voices
The founding mothers of modern dance
Philly’s Dancefusion teamed with the visiting troupe Movement Migration to present Dance Voices, a double bill of five pieces by the two companies, an interesting mix of modern styles for the Philly Fringe. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Kyle Marshall Choreography presents Stellar/Rise
A rising star of dance
Kyle Marshall Choreography draws inspiration from the church, the club, and Afrofuturism in a Fringe Festival event combining a dance film with a live performance. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: $7 Girl, Motel Montana, and Dr. Livingston Presents RUB HARDER
Let's dance about sex
Josh Herren reviews three movement-based works that explore sexual connection in this year's Fringe Festival.
Stepping through time and space with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Where is my B-O-D-Y
Reclaiming creativity through dance
KYL/D's performance of Where is my B-O-D-Y explores how to move through spaces in new ways in the face of adversity and changing bodies. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Philly Fringe 2021: The Cannonball Festival presents Galumpha
The art of human architecture
A performance from Galumpha combined acrobatics, choreography, and physical theater for a special one-day stint at the Cannonball Festival. Melissa Strong reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21
The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more
The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The return of AMM & DCO's The Umbrella Dance
Umbrellas, art, and dance at the Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) performs its signature Umbrella Dance this weekend. Melissa Strong previews.
Back on stage with BalletX's Sunset, o639 Hours
Dancing across the country, and the return home
BalletX opens its 2021-2022 season with a full-length ballet, Sunset, o639 Hours, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Lily Kind presents Wolfthicket
Fun and games at the club
Choreographer Lily Kind presents an evening of club dancing, contemporary dance, and child’s play with Wolfthicket, a real pre-Fringe find. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.