Dance Theatre of Harlem presents premieres by William Forsythe and Robert Garland
Dance to take you higher
Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Penn Live Arts with the world premiere of William Forsythe’s Blake Works IV (The Barre Project) and the Philly premiere of Robert Garland’s Higher Ground, set to music by Stevie Wonder. Melissa Strong reviews.
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.
Jaime Santoro and the magical children of Philadelphia Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Setting the stage for the children
Camille Bacon-Smith sits with faculty member and children’s ballet stager Jaime Santoro on staging The Nutcracker and teaching children how to perform.
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.
BalletX presents its 2022 Fall Series
Ballet for the future
BalletX returns to the Wilma with world premieres by Darrell Grand Moultrie and former BalletX dancer Caili Quan, along with the Philadelphia premiere of Become a Mountain by Justin Peck. Melissa Strong reviews.
SHARP Dance Company presents Stories
A revival and a premiere
SHARP Dance Company’s 2022 fall series featured both a revival and a highly anticipated premiere from artistic director Diane Sharp-Nachsin, plus intriguing gender subversions from guest choreographer Joe Cotler. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Usiloquy Dance Designs presents Philadholphia
Food for thought and dancing
Usiloquy Dance Designs hosts Philadholphia, a celebration of South Asian music and dance including its performance of Chaat. David Block previews.
BSwan Dance Company presents Redefine… To Define Oneself Again
Black swans soar
BSwan Dance Company presents Redefine… To Define Oneself Again in an energetic program that celebrates the debut of its junior company, as well as the retirement of dancer William Issac Bridges. Melissa Strong reviews.
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.
Philadelphia Ballet’s Cinderella returns to the Academy of Music
A magical opening to the company's new season
The family-friendly performance of Cinderella from Philadelphia Ballet is an ambitious project for children and adults alike. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.