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Still resonating: dancer Matt Turney performed the Pioneer Woman in an early production of ‘Appalachian Spring.’ (Photo by Martha Swope, courtesy of the New York Public Library.)

A 1944 recording of Martha Graham’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ is streaming for free

Modern dance, then and now

Best known as a work for orchestra by American composer Aaron Copland, 'Appalachian Spring' originated as a ballet of the same name. A 1944 recording of this Martha Graham Dance Company performance is now streaming for free, and Melissa Strong says it’s worth revisiting.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Defiant during Rizzo’s last days: Roderick Phifer and Stanley in ‘The Under Way.’ (Image courtesy of BalletX.)

BalletX presents the Virtual Works & Process Series

Dance for our moment

Originally commissioned to be performed at the Guggenheim, this series of short dance films features BalletX artists finding their way on unexpected stages. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

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‘Storm’ is a window on city life in a pandemic starring dancer Sara Mearns. (Photo by Kathryn Marshall, for Works & Process Artists.)

Works & Process Artists Virtual Commission Series presents ‘Storm’

Dancing when the days keep coming

‘Storm,’ a performance of the Works & Process Artists Virtual Commission Series, packs emotional punch into a short solo dance now streaming free on YouTube. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Like a tower of Babel: the ‘Foreign Tongues’ ensemble in the Kimmel’s Commonwealth Plaza. (Photo by Camille Bacon-Smith.)

Liquid Loft presents ‘Foreign Tongues’ at the Kimmel Center

We are each other

In ‘Foreign Tongues,’ Austrian dance company Liquid Loft mingled with the audience to explore communication through space and gesture and the spoken word. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Heart-lifting innocence and sensuality: Oksana Maslova and Zecheng Liang in ‘La Bayadère.’ (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.)

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère’

Here for the dancing

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère,’ a classic tale of love and jealousy, betrayal and remorse set in a colonizers’ vision of an India that never was. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Skillfully performed, but perhaps too impressionistic: Jessica C. Warchall-King performs her ‘Shed.’ (Photo by Mike Hurwitz.)

JCWK Dance Lab presents ‘HOMEbody’

At home in her body

JCWK Dance Lab’s ‘HOMEbody’ explores the physical embodiment of home in an ambitious and inspiring new dance. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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A clear crowd-pleaser: choreographer Ephrat Asherie performs with the ensemble of her company in ‘Odeon.’ (Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

The Annenberg Center and NextMove dance present Ephrat Asherie’s ‘Odeon’

A Saturday night in the city

Ephrat Asherie’s exuberant choreography in the Philly premiere of ‘Odeon’ brought the normally staid Annenberg audience to its feet. Gary Day reviews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

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Military occupation as a backdrop for romance: the Paul Taylor ensemble in ‘Sunset.’ (Photo by Paul B. Goode.)

The Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance present Paul Taylor Dance Company

A dancemaker’s legacy

A visit from Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Annenberg showcased the late choreographer’s unique vision and range in a program that didn’t always cohere. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Dance and sound outside time and space: Cole Bjeli, Ellie Goudie-Averill, Jungwoong Kim, and Jenna Reigel in ‘Junkspace.’ (Photo by Jano Cohen.)

The Philadelphia Dance Project presents Tori Lawrence & Co.’s ‘Junkspace’

The fallout of modernization

A site-adaptive work from Tori Lawrence & Co. engages modernist industrial architecture as found artistic spaces. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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PHILADANCO cohosts this year’s IABD festival and conference. The company performs on January 18. (Photo by Scott Robbins.)

The International Association of Blacks in Dance and PHILADANCO present THEN NOW NEXT

Celebrating the past, present, and future of Black dance

IABD teams with PHILADANCO to bring its 32nd annual conference to Philly this week. THEN NOW NEXT features everything from industry panels to world-class performances to a high-spirited midnight African dance workshop. Vena Jefferson will be there.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

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