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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.