Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario
There is no place to hide
Camille Bacon-Smith previews Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario, marking a return to the stage for the company.
Crossing Paths Movement Collective presents its Philly premiere
Diverse paths in dance converge
Crossing Paths Movement Collective makes its Philadelphia premiere with works created by movement artists and choreographers Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Sarah Carlson, Nick M. Daniels, and Malcolm Shute. Melissa Strong reviews.
Penn Live Arts presents Rennie Harris’s Lifted
A prodigal son in dance
The latest full-length narrative dance from Rennie Harris is a sharp, athletic, emotional retelling of the biblical prodigal son. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Philadelphia Ballet presents Bold, Brilliant, Balanchine
Big, bold, and complete with fireworks
The Philadelphia Ballet performs a trio of neoclassical ballet works, helmed by artistic director Angel Corella. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
The Weekly Roundup, March 9-16
Celebrating Lloyd Price, the Print Center’s 96th International Competition, and Quiet Boy
The Print Center closes its international solo exhibit, Personality from People’s Light honors an unsung leader in music, and Elizabeth Bergeland illustrates the male body in a different light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Previews 5 minute read
Philadelphia Ballet presents Swan Lake
Angel Corella spreads his choreographic wings
Artistic director of Philadelphia Ballet Angel Corella talks the upcoming performance of Swan Lake and the influences behind this fresh take for modern audiences. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Previews 3 minute read
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Philadelphia’s Black male ballet dancers share their journeys to the stage—and what the future may hold
Where do dancers discover themselves?
Following a panel discussion featuring Black alumni of the Philadelphia Ballet, Camille Bacon-Smith asked other Philly-connected Black male ballet dancers how they got into the field, what they see now, and what the future holds.
Features 6 minute read
The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Philadelphia Ballet’s New Work for a New World
Contemporary ballet at the Perelman
Philadelphia Ballet makes the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Perelman Theater its new home for contemporary ballet performances, beginning with New Work for a New World. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, February 2-9
Kicking off Black History Month 2022
This week’s roundup has a helping of offerings in celebration of Black History Month. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
A triumphant and timely return
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates a decade with artistic director Robert Battle in the company’s 2022 tour, which kicked off last week at the Academy of Music. Melissa Strong reviews.