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Looking for Hellmut Gottschild: ensemble members of ‘From Zero to Sixty.’ (Photo by Karen M. Smith.)

The Performance Garage presents ‘From Zero to Sixty,’ a tribute to Helmutt Gottschild

Waiting for Gottschild

Instead of seeing reconstructions of his dances, the expectant audience at this tribute saw a confusion of works that bore no relation to Helmutt Gottschild’s oeuvre, except for one. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

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Choreography isn’t just dance: Ballet Jazz de Montréal’s ‘Dance Me’ pays tribute to Leonard Cohen. (Photo by Thierry du Bois.)

The Annenberg Center and NextMove Dance present Ballet Jazz de Montréal’s ‘Dance Me’

Dancing to Leonard Cohen

Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance present Ballet Jazz de Montréal’s ‘Dance Me,’ an evening-length performance to the music of Leonard Cohen. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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An instantaneous draw: Nicolás Poggi and Luciano Rosso in ‘Un Poyo Rojo.’ (Photo by Ishka Michocka.)

Philly Fringe 2019: FringeArts presents ‘Un Poyo Rojo’

Fresh off the bench

After touring the world to wild acclaim, Nicolás Poggi and Luciano Rosso finally bring ‘Un Poyo Rojo’ to Philly for the Fringe. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

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Embodying a multitude of identities: Elba Hevia y Vaca in ‘La Bolivianita.’ (Photo by Aidan Un.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Pasión y Arte presents Elba Hevia y Vaca’s ‘La Bolivianita’

A life in rhythm

Elba Hevia y Vaca both embraces and transcends the art of flamenco with her new solo show, mining her roots as an artist and a woman. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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A tree of tangled limbs: Sarah Shaulis, Evalina Carbonell, and Courtney Conigatti in ‘Honey.’  (Photo by Stephanie Ramones.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Evalina Carbonell and Melissa Rector present ‘Honey’

A dialogue in dance

The 2019 Fringe Festival presents choreographers Evalina Carbonell and Melissa Rector’s ‘Honey,’ a dance in seven movements inspired by Mary Oliver’s poem 'The Honey Tree.' Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Time flies at Take It Away Dance’s ‘Destination is the Downbeat.’ (Photo by Anthony Dean.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Take It Away Dance presents ‘The Destination is the Downbeat’

The time of your life

Take It Away Dance meditates on keeping time and what makes us human through the mediums of tap dance and jazz music. Kat J. Sullivan reviews.
Kat J. Sullivan

Kat J. Sullivan

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Twenty minutes flew by in ‘Piano Phase.’ (Photo by Anne van Aerschot, from a 2018 performance of ‘FASE.’)

Philly Fringe 2019: FringeArts presents ‘FASE, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich’

An infallible collision

Steve Reich’s music is illuminated by the brilliant choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Margaret Darby reviews.
Margaret Darby

Margaret Darby

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Spectatorship and joy: the ‘Úumbal’ collective. (Photo by Johanna Austin.)

Philly Fringe 2019: FringeArts presents ‘Úumbal: Nomadic Choreography for Inhabitants’

Taken out of context

The curated 2019 Fringe Festival presents choreographer Mariana Arteaga’s joyous communal dance through the streets of South Philadelphia and raises questions about art and context. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Treading carefully with grief: Nichole Canuso’s ‘Sneakers.’ (Photo by Peggy Woolsey.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Nichole Canuso’s ‘Sneakers’

The movement of memory

Choreographer Nichole Canuso returns to work inspired by the loss of her mother with ‘Sneakers,’ her Philly Fringe offering at Theatre Exile. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

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Wrestling desires: Briannon Holstein and Thomas Welsh-Huggins. (Photo by Steve Sarafian.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents ‘Skein of Heart’

Labyrinth of love

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents 'Skein of Heart,' a labyrinth of conflicted emotion that marks the 20th anniversary of the company’s first Fringe performance. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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