Philadelphia Dance Projects’s Dance Up Close continues
Spring performances promise rare moments
Philadelphia Dance Projects’s Dance Up Close series continues through early April, offering unique perspectives in its performances. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Philadelphia Ballet presents Dancing with Gershwin
A triple bill honoring George Balanchine
Camille Bacon-Smith previews the upcoming triple bill from Philadelphia Ballet, featuring three ballets from the late choreographer George Balanchine.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents KyLin’s Garden
KYL/D celebrates 25 years
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrated its 25th anniversary with two world premieres by company artists, and four reimagined works by the founder, linking past, present, and future. Melissa Strong reviews.
Penn Live Arts presents Legacy on Broad
The next legends of Bollywood dance
Legacy on Broad, the east coast’s premier Bollywood-fusion dance competition, brings collegiate South Asian dance teams from across the country to Philadelphia to compete while celebrating culture and community. Melissa Strong previews.
BalletX presents its 2023 Winter Series
The return of Jorma Elo
Two world premieres and a poignant reprise make a strong, balanced program at BalletX’s 2023 Winter Series. Eileen B. Fisher reviews.
The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
A precise retelling of the beloved classic
Artistic director and dancer Angel Corella tries a less-is-more approach in this adaptation of the fairy tale. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
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The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Revelations we still need
Alvin Ailey visited the Academy of Music for four performances, including work by Twyla Tharp and Ailey’s own piece celebrating Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and the beloved Revelations. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Philadelphia Ballet presents Forward Motion
Up close with the past, present, and future of dance
The three world premieres in Philadelphia Ballet’s Forward Motion reflect diverse visions of contemporary ballet onstage at the Kimmel's intimate Perelman Theater. Melissa Strong reviews.
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.