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.
Profiles 3 minute read
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.
Reviews 5 minute read
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.
Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni Bien ni Mal, Todo lo Contrario at Plays & Players
The power and passion of Flamenco
After previewing the show's workshop in the spring, Camille Bacon-Smith reviews this fall's new performance from Soledad Barrio and company.
Philly Fringe 2022: Humble Materials presents Jess Noel’s Scarlet Letter
A is for...
Four historical figures, two time-travelers, and one figure whose story is yet to be told, dance their way across the centuries Bill & Ted-style in a dance-theater piece about life, art, and reproductive rights. Jill Ivey reviews.