Philadelphia Ballet Returns To Red Rose Farm For Fifth Annual Spring Festival
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by Press Release
2d ago
Philadelphia Ballet today announced details for the Fifth Annual Spring Festival at Red Rose Farm. Hosted by Board Chair David F. Hoffman and Mary MacElree, the Spring Festival will be held over two evenings, consisting of a VIP Event on May 30 featuring a cocktail reception, the presentation of the Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award, and a sunset performance on the lake, followed by dinner and dessert with Philadelphia Ballet artists. On June 1 at the Family Style Picnic Event, guests are encouraged to bring friends, their own picnic, favorite wine and picnic blan ..read more
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Sending out an SOS: ZooNation brings Message in a Bottle to Philly
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by Jane Fries
1w ago
Message in a Bottle, a tale of a family displaced from their home by civil war—set to the music by The Police and Sting— premiered in Philadelphia at the Miller Theater on Tuesday night (May 14, 2024). The story is told entirely through dance, with no dialogue spoken by the performers, and only the lyrics of the pop songs laid over the the action. The mother and father and three teenage children flee their country, make a perilous ocean voyage, and are separated from each other by tragic events. Evocative video projections by Andrzej Goulding provide visual context to the narrative. The show ..read more
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Dive into the Poetry of Tango Embrace at the 12th Philadelphia Tango Festival, May 24-27
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by Press Release
1w ago
Mark your calendars and lace up your dancing shoes because the 12th Philadelphia Tango Festival is back, and it’s set to be a celebration of passion, rhythm, and the poetry of the tango embrace! From Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024, dancers, musicians, poets, and enthusiasts from all over the world will converge for a weekend filled with workshops, performances, live music, and more. This year, the festival delves deep into the theme of “La Poesia del Abrazo” (The Poetry of the Tango Embrace), inviting attendees to explore the rich and nuanced language of tango. Whether you’re a s ..read more
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Amtrak Presents PHILADANCO! as part of Art at Amtrak Program at Gray 30th Street Station, May 3-5
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by Press Release
1w ago
Amidst the bustling ambiance of the William H. Gray 30th Street Station, a harmonious convergence of art and transit awaits. As part of the esteemed Art at Amtrak® initiative, passengers and patrons alike are cordially invited to immerse themselves in the mesmerizing world of dance with PHILADANCO!’s captivating performance of SEASONS, choreographed by the visionary Francisco Gella. From May 3rd to May 5th, the iconic station will serve as the stage for this exquisite display of movement and emotion, offering three daily performances of this acclaimed piece. A Symphony of Movement SEASONS, a ..read more
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Koresh’s premieres Hollow Apple
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by Lewis J Whittington
2w ago
Koresh Dance Company premiered “Hollow Apple,” choreographed by Roni Koresh, at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in a four-performance run last weekend. The cryptic title is based on a poem by poet Karl Mullen, a frequent collaborator with the company. The poetry serves as the philosophical subtext for Koresh’s musings on desire, love, loss, and his perennial theme of relationships as the foundation of humanity, however complex. The original music was composed by SAGE DeAgro-Ruopp (aka SAGE), a Curtis Institute alumnus and accomplished opera singer. The opening full ensemble scenes – “The Fall” an ..read more
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The Look of Love: Mark Morris Dance Group Pays Tribute to Burt Bacharach, May 31 – June1
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by Press Release
3w ago
Get ready to experience an unforgettable fusion of movement and music as Penn Live Arts proudly presents the highly anticipated Philadelphia premiere of Mark Morris Dance Group’s latest masterpiece, “The Look of Love.” Set to the iconic tunes of the legendary Burt Bacharach, this mesmerizing production promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of choreographic brilliance and timeless melodies. Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” by The New York Times, Mark Morris is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. With a career spanning ..read more
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Intercultural Journeys presents The Re-Emancipation of Social Dance, June 20-22
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by Press Release
3w ago
Philadelphia, known for its rich cultural tapestry and vibrant artistic heritage, is about to witness a groundbreaking celebration of its iconic house party culture. Intercultural Journeys, in collaboration with renowned choreographer Raja Feather Kelly and former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher, presents “The Re-Emancipation of Social Dance” – an immersive dance-theater experience set to debut on Juneteenth weekend. Scheduled for June 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Neighborhood House in Old City, this innovative performance promises to be a fusion of artistry and cultural celebration ..read more
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Amtrak Presents PHILADANCO! as part of Art at Amtrak Program at Gray 30th Street Station, May 3-5
The Dance Journal
by Press Release
3w ago
Amidst the bustling ambiance of the William H. Gray 30th Street Station, a harmonious convergence of art and transit awaits. As part of the esteemed Art at Amtrak® initiative, passengers and patrons alike are cordially invited to immerse themselves in the mesmerizing world of dance with PHILADANCO!’s captivating performance of SEASONS, choreographed by the visionary Francisco Gella. From May 3rd to May 5th, the iconic station will serve as the stage for this exquisite display of movement and emotion, offering three daily performances of this acclaimed piece. A Symphony of Movement SEASONS, a ..read more
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Beyond Social Media: The Importance of Diversified Promotion for Dance Performances
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by Steven Weisz
3w ago
In today’s digital age, social media has become an indispensable tool for promoting events, including dance performances. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter offer unparalleled reach and targeting capabilities, making it tempting to rely solely on them for promotion. However, while social media is undoubtedly a powerful tool, it’s essential to recognize its limitations and the importance of diversifying promotion strategies for dance performances. Limited Reach and Algorithmic Challenges: Social media platforms use complex algorithms that determine which content users see on th ..read more
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KYL/D premieres emotionally stirring Breath Into Air
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by Jane Fries
1M ago
A phone rings in the middle of the night. Upon picking up the receiver, the line goes dead. This moment of dread sets in motion Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ newest work, Breath Into Air, which premiered over the past weekend (April 19-20, 2024) at FringeArts. Clothed in long, black shirts, KYL/D’s nine dancers respond to the aborted telephone call by running in panic, their rapid deep breathing setting the rhythm. Suddenly, they lift one of their group, Keila Pérez-Vega, overhead; she’s stretched out on her back, unmoving and lifeless. Breath Into Air, choreographed by the company’s Artistic Direc ..read more
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