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Chemistry, grace, and flexibility: Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo in ‘Eventide.’ (Photo by Johanna Austin.)

Hand to Hand Circus Festival presents 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide’ at FringeArts

A couple’s journey

In-person performance is back, and the Hand to Hand Circus Festival kicked off the reopening at FringeArts with 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide,’ a modern circus performance about a young couple discovering themselves. Blair Krassen reviews.
Blair Krassen

Blair Krassen

Reviews 2 minute read
Members of the DSO record their last distanced concert of the year. (Image courtesy of the DSO.)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents its Classics Series VI

A musical commentary

For its Classics VI concert, Delaware Symphony Orchestra honored composer Claude Baker with its annual A.I. duPont Composer’s Award. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A giant but little-known figure. (Image courtesy of Sutherland House Books.)

‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells

Jewison finally gets his due

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A new biography by Ira Wells finally gives him his due. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read
The threshold to the new gallery: Odili Donald Odita’s ‘Walls of Change.’ (Image courtesy of the artist and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021.)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now’

A city as a catalyst

A visit to the recently reopened Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now,’ the inaugural contemporary exhibition at the heart of it all. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
Sharing a special language: Joilet Harris and Mary Martello in ‘Sisters!’. (Image courtesy of Arden Theatre Company.)

The Arden presents ‘Joilet Harris and Mary Martello: Sisters!’

Such devoted sisters

Stalwart Philadelphia performers chronicle their decades-long friendship in 'Sisters!,' a virtual cabaret
produced by Arden Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
Discovering themselves through a different lens: the women of ‘ALAS.’ (Image courtesy of PHLAFF.)

PHLAFF presents Llaima Sanfiorenzo’s ‘ALAS’

When did you feel time was running out?

‘ALAS’ (WINGS), a participatory documentary film streaming at this year’s Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, explores life and loss for incarcerated women in Puerto Rico. Cynthia Via reviews.
Cynthia Via

Cynthia Via

Reviews 4 minute read
That feeling of falling in love: Romana Satt and Rosa Ramírez in ‘La Nave Del Olvido.’ (Image courtesy of PHLAFF.)

PHLAFF presents Nicol Ruiz Benavides’s ‘La Nave Del Olvido’

Roads to the heart

‘La Nave Del Olvido,’ getting its Philly premiere at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, follows a 70-year-old woman exploring a new love in a small Chilean town. Christina Anthony reviews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Reviews 3 minute read
Streaming the fugue’s golden age: Piffaro musicians Bob Wiemken, Priscilla Herreid, Joan Kimball, and Grant Herreid. (Photo by David Lowe.)

Piffaro presents ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach’

Fleeing to the music

Piffaro’s latest virtual musical presentation, ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach,’ chases melody, mystery, and musical conversations. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
The beauty of synchrony: the ensemble of Meredith Rainey’s ‘Spillway.’ (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.)

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Beauty’

A spring dance sampler

Pennsylvania Ballet offers elegance, emotion, and synchrony in world premieres by Russell Ducker, Meredith Rainey, and Juliano Nunes choreographed to the music of Jennifer Higdon. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 4 minute read
Pretty sure he can do anything: BalletX’s Richard Villaverde, center, with Blake Krapels and Stanley Glover. (Photo by Vikki Sloviter.)

BalletX presents Alia Kache and R. Colby Damon at Glen Foerd

Raising spirits on the river

BalletX presents new works by company favorite R. Colby Damon and 2021 choreographic fellow Alia Kache in a live performance outdoors at the Glen Foerd Mansion. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 4 minute read