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Show logo. Title in white at bottom left. At top right, a woman’s angry eye looks through a hole in a red & white wall.

Philly Fringe 2022: Marlen Puello presents Homo Femina

The brutal world of womanhood

This streaming Fringe experience from choreographer Marlen Puello explores society's treatment of womanhood. Crystal Sparrow reviews.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Reviews 2 minute read
A man in black trains a leaf blower on two actors dressed like cheerleaders. One holds her nose and one removes his panties.

Philly Fringe 2022: Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Luster

Tragic, comic, and overexposed

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Luster, an immersive show exploring the lengths people go for fame and success. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 3 minute read
A globular vertical wood sculpture with visible carving lines and patches of blue, pink, orange, purple, and brown paint.

Philly Fringe 2022: Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble presents Imagination Playground

Brightening a rainy day

Imagination Playground, an outdoor interdisciplinary Fringe event at Strawberry Mansion’s Hatfield House, did not let rain dampen its vision. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 3 minute read
A tightly packed group of 10 dancers in white all surge to one side with a wide stance, faces turned toward an orange light.

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 4, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

The arts are back! Learn about the return with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative on this special podcast episode about Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 1 minute read
A male & female dancer facing each other with hands joined, woman with one leg pointed up, both with their free arm extended

BalletX presents its 2022 Summer Series

Dancing from the heart

BalletX returns to the Wilma for world premieres by three star choreographers: New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, TITOYAYA director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Alvin Ailey resident choreographer Jamar Roberts. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 5 minute read
Book cover. On a peach background, title & author appear in pale green, with a black & white illustration of 2 people kissing

Little Rabbit, by Alyssa Songsiridej

Power plays

Intimacy, identity, and class complicate the relationships of the artists at the center of Little Rabbit, a novel by Philadelphia writer Alyssa Songsiridej. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Kirsten Bowen

Kirsten Bowen

Reviews 3 minute read
Rehearsal. In a sculptural pose, 5 dancers lift a 6th up. She balances with her arms outstretched. They wear black leotards

Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company presents Beautiful Chaos

The possibility of uncertainty

AMM & DCO explores the beauty, hope, and connection that can emerge from chaos in its Home Season Concert Project 35, featuring the premiere of the full-length work Beautiful Chaos. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 6 minute read
Black stage with a blue-lit backdrop empty except for Erickson and Pujol, in short black costumes, facing each other in duet.

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.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 4 minute read
Six dancers in various combinations white and black tops and bottoms pose, a ring of light cast over them

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.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 4 minute read
On a stage glowing with smoky white and yellow spotlights, 3 dancers in black boots throw their arms and right leg back.

Koresh Dance Company presents Muse

Reflections of Rector

Muse, Koresh Dance Company’s latest premiere, celebrated longtime dancer and assistant artistic director Melissa Rector, but its themes might leave the audience reflecting on their own relationship to hard times and hope. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 4 minute read