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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Joe González and Jo-Mé Dance Theatre present Unbroken by Camille Bacon-Smith

Longtime PHILADANCO! company member Joe González recently returned to his hometown in Boston, but he visited Philly in late May with a thrilling performance from his own company, Jo-Mé Dan…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:12PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Philadelphia is spending summer 2024 with Mary Cassatt by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philadelphia will celebrate hometown artist Mary Cassatt this summer, kicking off with a major new exhibition that was years in the making at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Camille Bacon-Sm…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Dream and Prodigal Son by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Philadelphia Ballet closed its season with Frederick Ashton’s crowd-pleasing Dream and George Balanchine’s strange and wonderful Prodigal Son, with revelatory dancing by Zecheng Lian…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:29PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

BalletX presents its 2024 Spring Festival by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX’s spring 2024 performance combined otherworldliness with riveting historical narrative, all alongside captivating live music at the Mann. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:49PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Contemporary West Dance Theater presents Fall in Love Tour by Camille Bacon-Smith

The new performance by "Phillyboy" Bernard H. Gaddis comes to the Fringe Bar. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:36PM
Monday, April 15, 2024

PHILADANCO! presents Roots and Reflections by Camille Bacon-Smith

With its spring program, Roots and Reflections, PHILADANCO! drew on popular works from past decades to prove that the vivid history of Black choreography still speaks to us today. Camille Ba…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:43PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Philadelphia Ballet presents Dance Masterpieces by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Philadelphia Ballet offered a trio of grand finales for its March program: favorites by Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, and Twyla Tharpe brought heart, speed, skill, and whimsy. Camille B…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Philadelphia Ballet and Angel Corella present Giselle by Camille Bacon-Smith

This production of Giselle gives a unique perspective for a classic story. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:14PM
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents BalletX with pianist Michelle Cann by Camille Bacon-Smith

For its second collaboration with BalletX, PCMS welcomed choreography by Matthew Neenan and Jamar Roberts alongside pianist Michelle Cann. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:48PM
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

How do three popular Philly versions of The Nutcracker compare? by Camille Bacon-Smith

In December, the Philly dance calendar seems to become nothing but Nutcrackers. Dance writer Camille Bacon-Smith heads to three different productions, to see how this enduring ballet looks i…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:06PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

PHILADANCO! presents Intangible Influences by Camille Bacon-Smith

PHILADANCO! opens the stage with a program featuring the works of new and familiar choreographers, touching on intimate stories and reflections. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:01PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Koresh Dance Company presents Ronen Koresh’s Aftershock by Camille Bacon-Smith

Koresh Dance Company reflects on choreographer Ronen Koresh’s emotional journey as an Israeli immigrant and an artist in Aftershock. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Philadelphia ballerinas share the challenging magic of life in pointe shoes by Camille Bacon-Smith

Ballet dancers cannot just step into the iconic shoes. They must master a difficult technique and make a lifelong quest for the perfect pointe, but these Philly ballerinas tell Camille Bacon…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:15PM
Monday, October 9, 2023

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Angel Corella’s Carmen by Camille Bacon-Smith

Opera fans know the story, but in this world-premiere original long-form ballet by Philadelphia Ballet director Angel Corella, Carmen gets a sexy edge. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:45PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Urban Arts Movement presents Vincent Johnson’s Stank Upon a Time: A Story About Funk by Camille Bacon-Smith

A transgressively absurdist exploration of the culture of Black music from blues to funk as the soundtrack of revolution, and its survival and commodification in the present. Camille Bacon-S…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:33PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Gunnar Montana Productions presents Black Wood by Camille Bacon-Smith

Gunnar Montana’s immersive Black Wood is a dark and bloody exploration of women’s power through sorcery and sexuality. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:30PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

It’s their city, too: Philly’s young people deserve to take up space by Camille Bacon-Smith

Headlines about mobs of disruptive teens are dominating Philly this year. Why won’t we invest in spaces that welcome youngsters and keep them safe? Camille Bacon-Smith considers, in a conv…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:32PM
Sunday, June 25, 2023

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company presents Now! Three Years Later by Camille Bacon-Smith

AMM & DCO has successfully carved a creative niche on Philly’s dance scene among the city’s larger institutions. Its latest presentation mixes new and recent work reflecting on the p…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:17PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Caleb Teicher swings at the Zellerbach with Swing Out by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith catches up with Caleb Teicher to talk about the upcoming Swing Out show, Lindy Hop, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:22PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Chocolate Ballerina Company presents Black Swan: A Swan Lake Premiere by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Chocolate Ballerina Company, a contemporary community-based dance organization for artists of color in the Philly region, offered an impressive new take on Swan Lake with an all-ages ens…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Lady Hoofers present On Tap by Camille Bacon-Smith

The all-women dance troupe taps into the old and familiar and blend it with new and refreshing in this year’s edition of On Tap. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

PHILADANCO! presents Moving... Beyond Forward by Camille Bacon-Smith

Moving… Beyond Forward, an evening of four exciting works at the Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, highlighted longtime PHILADANCO! creators with a mix of premieres and reimagined older work. C…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:28PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Before international artists can hit the Philly stage, they face US immigration by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philly loves bringing international artists to our cultural scene. But whether they come from Brazil or China, England or Nigeria, they face a gauntlet of challenges from US immigration law.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:17PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Dancing with Gershwin by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith previews the upcoming triple bill from Philadelphia Ballet, featuring three ballets from the late choreographer George Balanchine.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:54AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty by Camille Bacon-Smith

Artistic director and dancer Angel Corella tries a less-is-more approach in this adaptation of the fairy tale. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:13PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Camille Bacon-Smith

Alvin Ailey visited the Academy of Music for four performances, including work by Twyla Tharp and Ailey’s own piece celebrating Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and the beloved Revelations. Cami…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:51AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Jaime Santoro and the magical children of Philadelphia Ballet’s The Nutcracker by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith sits with faculty member and children’s ballet stager Jaime Santoro on staging The Nutcracker and teaching children how to perform.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:39PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

SHARP Dance Company presents Stories by Camille Bacon-Smith

SHARP Dance Company’s 2022 fall series featured both a revival and a highly anticipated premiere from founder and artistic Diane Sharp-Nachsin, plus intriguing gender subversions from gues…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:30PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Philadelphia Ballet’s Cinderella returns to the Academy of Music by Camille Bacon-Smith

The family-friendly performance of Cinderella from Philadelphia Ballet is an ambitious project for children and adults alike. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:44PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni bien ni mal, todo lo contrario at Plays & Players by Camille Bacon-Smith

After previewing the show's workshop in the spring, Camille Bacon-Smith reviews this fall's new performance from Soledad Barrio and company.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:31PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: The Delaware Valley Opera Company presents Liebovar or The Little Blind Girl by Camille Bacon-Smith

The opera explores love in a village where children are disappearing one by one in this heroic tale from Misha Dutka. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:31PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards