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A group of dancers entangled together, their faces hidden by their bodies, a cloudy backdrop and bubbles in front

Silvana Cardell brings Disposable Bodies to the Wilma Theater

A look at the traumas behind immigration through dance

Argentine American choreographer and 2022 Guggenheim recipient Silvana Cardell brings her latest dance-theater work, Disposable Bodies, to the Wilma Theater for four performances this weekend. Carolyn Merritt previews.
Carolyn Merritt

Carolyn Merritt

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Four women on stage look up in awe, a backdrop of the ocean and cloudy skies on four separate panels in a row

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 28-October 4, 2023

Odyssey, Emilie du Châtelet Defends Her Life, reFlea, and Dungeons & Dragons for Philly jawns

Opening October with an environmentally-conscious flea market, a retelling of Odyssey, a play for science nerds, family-friendly activities at Please Touch, and a D&D festival. Kyle V. Hiller previews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A man in a suit silhouetted by a bright white light coming from an ominous looking house

The BSR October 2023 repertory movie roundup

The Exorcist, Do the Right Thing, and DiCaprio-Scorsese collabs

October movies include Halloween classics, more entries from the Sight and Sound 100 collection, and Coen Brothers seminars. Stephen Silver previews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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A collage of art, text, screenshots on ripped, torn papery material is arranged on an oval frame

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 21-27, 2023

Arts festivals, Ratha-Yatra, S(tree)twork, and Where the Young Bols Rumble

Rounding up the coming week with festivals and exhibitions to kick off the official start of fall. Kyle V. Hiller previews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A 12-foot-tall puppet girl with a wooden frame reveals someone piloting inside. A crowd surrounds Amal in a park area

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 14-20, 2023

Wildest Dreams, Chasing LOVE, Never Broken, and Oktoberfest this week

A 12-foot puppet takes to the parkway, Ugandan classical music comes to West Philly, and the Wildest Dreams open at Magic Gardens. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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An outdoor beer garden is full with people, tables, parasols, light fixtures, and seating under a partly cloudy sky

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 7-13, 2023

Nostalgia Fest, opera in books and film, STRUT!, and more

A music festival takes over South Philly, a block party takes over Fishtown, and opera abounds around the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A group looks on at a wall panel featuring old portraits of historical figures, many in black and white or sepia tone

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, August 31-September 6, 2023

Labor Day at the MoAR, terrains, 20/20 Photo Festival, and Brazilian Day in Philly

A day at the museum, a new interdisciplinary arts exhibit, natural photography, and celebrating Brazilian independence this week in Philly. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Parke in character, mouth open and tongue sticking out with a pill hanging at the tip, a blue curtain as a backdrop

Philly Fringe 2023: the BSR editor’s picks

Tips for this year’s fest (it’s a big one)

Editor-in-chief Alaina Johns has her picks for this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, including offerings from Cannonball, Free Fringe, and Digital Fringe.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Movie poster for Portrait. A woman in colonial dress stands behind a small fire in dark, wooded area, the title superimposed

The BSR September 2023 repertory movie roundup

They Live turns 35, plus Rain Man, Whit Stillman, and Frank Rizzo

Stephen Silver curates movie screenings for the Philly area in September, including Whit Stillman’s 1990s classic The Last Days of Disco and a rare showing of a documentary about the ever-controversial Frank Rizzo.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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Bey lies on the floor by a black cloth canvas with swirling paint, a brush, and other artifacts in a dim room

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, August 24-30, 2023

Walk Around Philadelphia, get in touch with nature, and see a COMET

The week brings long walks around the city, a festival celebrating the magic of nature, a one-night sound excursion at FDR Park, and a new performance-installation by Ang Bey. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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