Koresh Dance Company presents Muse
Reflections of Rector
Muse, Koresh Dance Company’s latest premiere, celebrated longtime dancer and assistant artistic director Melissa Rector, but its themes might leave the audience reflecting on their own relationship to hard times and hope. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Bringing the world to Philadelphia for 50 years with Randy Swartz
Honoring the dance presenter, and dancing with 'Alice'
Dance presenter F. Randolph Swartz retired in 2020, and Penn Live Arts finally gets the chance to honor his work and contributions to the city. Camille Bacon-Smith profiles.
BalletX prevails with its 2022 Spring Series
An old favorite and two world premieres at the Mann
After having to cancel much of its run in April due to Covid-19, BalletX returns to the stage with works from Matthew Neenan, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Jennifer Archibald as part of its Spring Series. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
The Philadelphia Ballet presents Hans van Manen’s Humankind
A full-circle performance
The Philadelphia Ballet says goodbye to longtime dancer Jermel Johnson in this program from choreographer Hans van Manen, who has his own retirement announcement. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
SHARP Dance Company presents Haven
Dancing back home to South Philly with SHARP's spring series
The company brings its spring series back to its South Philly roots as the new artist in residence at Equilibrium Dance Academy. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
PHILADANCO! presents RE (RE-vived and Archived, RE-visited and RE-constructed)
Reliving the repertoire
On the night founder Joan Myers Brown received the Avenue of the Arts Visionary Award, PHILADANCO! gave us a taste of that vision to open its 52nd year. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and guiding the next generation of dancers
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa talks with Camille Bacon-Smith about returning to the stage as a mentor for this year’s BalletX choreographic fellow Tsai Hsi Hung.
Project Moshen presents Woman
Girl power in dance
Project Moshen, Philadelphia’s all-female jazz dance company, presents Woman, a reimagining of its 2018 work examining a range of gender issues and some good old girl power nostalgia. Melissa Strong reviews.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents its 2022 Spring Home Series
The losses of winter meet the hope of spring
KYL/D returns to live, in-person performance while also debuting at its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, with three works by its founder. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, April 6-13
Reimagining the world with La Brega, The Song Catcher, and Brave Space Philly
This week’s roundup features events from artists Johnny Irizarry and Christina Castro-Tauser, and performances from Lyric Fest and the Chicago-based circus company Aloft. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
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