Archive for the ‘Dance’ Category

Catch Factor T in NYC this week only!

Posted September 30th, 2008

Did you miss Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre’s sold-out Factor T in the Festival this year? Catch it this Thursday through Saturday at Danspace Project in New York City!
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Reaction: Ea Sola’s Drought and Rain Vol. 2

Posted September 8th, 2007

Danielle Hoffman and Ellery Biddle on Drought and Rain Vol. 2

Many shows in this year’s Live Arts program deal in excess—wild costumes, diverse and expertly mixed sound scores, endless video art, and writing that is as smart as it is shocking. Ea Sola’s Drought and Rain Vol. 2 is not one of these shows. Nor is it the sort of dance that you “enjoy” in the traditional sense—there is no easy narrative structure to follow, nor is there a character who guides you through the piece, as a narrator might. You will not leave the theater with that sense of contentment or inspiration that you might with other shows. But it is not to be missed.

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More Public Art: Miro Dance Theatre presents Principles of Uncertainty

Posted September 7th, 2007

After you see Sonic Dances, take a walk down Market Street. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the tourists and the junkies, smile at the actors dressed in colonial-era garb, and then breathe a sigh of relief when you reach 3rd Street. Peruse the galleries on 3rd and 2nd Streets, and then skibble up to 2nd and Race for Principles of Uncertainty, Miro Dance Theatre’s latest dance-sound-and-video concoction. Miro will create a live model of a particle accelerator using fifteen dancers, fifty drummers, and a stunning video art collaboration. There will be three performances tonight at 7:45, 8:30, 9:30. Read more about Principles of Uncertaintyat Miro’s website.


Artwork by Nadia Hironaka; photos by Jacques-Jean Tiziou.

Public Art: Sonic Dances at City Hall

Posted September 7th, 2007

On your way down to First Friday tonight, check out Group Motion Dance Company’s free performance of Sonic Dances in the courtyard at City Hall. Click below to see more great photos from an earlier performance.

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Reaction: Marianela Boán’s Voyeur

Posted September 7th, 2007

In Voyeur, by Cuban choreographer Marianela Boán, dancers Bethany Formica and Scott McPheeters live inside a plastic playhouse. Restless and agitated with one another, Formica and McPheeters manage their marital dysfunction by avoiding each other around the house. Like fish in a coral reef, they dive and loop in and out of the doors, windows, and roof of their home, periodically considering an exit, but never taking it.

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Headlong Dance Theater Blog

Posted September 5th, 2007

Headlong Dance Theater, one of Philly’s finest homegrown dance companies, has started a blog. Click here to read all about the concept, development, and rehearsal process of their Live Arts show, Explanatorium.


Press: Charles Anderson’s X’s and O’s

Posted September 5th, 2007

Charles Anderson is more than just your average a dancer-choreographer-academic-engineer. Read all about the making of Tar, Anderson’s new work that will premiere at the Painted Bride tonight. Tar will feature original choreography by Anderson with help from South African choreo Vincent Mantsoe, music by King Britt and Monica McIntyre, and video art by Amze Emmons.
Click here to read City Paper’s recent interview with Anderson.

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Dance: Ea Sola and the Vietnam Opera Ballet of Hanoi

Posted September 3rd, 2007

The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will proudly present the world renowned Company Ea Sola performing Drought and Rain Vol. 2 at Temple’s Tomlinson Theater this Thursday, September 6th, through Sunday, September 9th. Choreographer Ea Sola grew up in the South of Vietnam during the war. After living and studying modern dance in Paris for fifteen years, she returned to Vietnam in 1989. She has devoted much of her career to exploring the history and culture of Vietnam through dance; her work that focuses on the Vietnam War has recieved tremendous critical acclaim throughout Europe and Asia.

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Revolutionary Dance: On Pointe and with Rifle

Posted November 15th, 2002