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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Behind the scenes: How did these three Philly arts-makers pivot to digital? by Camille Bacon-Smith

Any serious Philly arts fan knows by now that local companies and venues aren’t sitting out the pandemic. But big or small, how are they making the shift to distanced performances? Camille…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

BalletX presents four world premieres on film for its new subscription series by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX opens its 15th season virtually with a quartet of world premieres in film from choreographers as near as the company’s own star, Caili Quan, and as far as New Zealand’s Loughlan …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fringe Festival 2020: JCWK Dance Lab’s ‘The Other Side of the Window Screen: HOMEbody’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

Choreographer Jessica Warchal-King’s JCWK Dance Lab curates a web-based journey through the process of creating a dance that explores the idea of home at the 2020 Philly Fringe. Camille Ba…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

How are leaders of the Pennsylvania Ballet weathering the pandemic? by Camille Bacon-Smith

Just as it was poised to transition to its new home at the Perelman, the Pennsylvania Ballet hit the same crisis as every other live arts producer. Camille Bacon-Smith speaks with the organi…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Who’s behind the lights of Philly’s most iconic nighttime landmarks? by Camille Bacon-Smith

Just like any major city, Philly wouldn't be the same without the lights in its sky. Camille Bacon-Smith talks to the people who keep them on.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

How are Philly dance companies surviving the COVID arts lockdown? by Camille Bacon-Smith

Perhaps more than many other art forms, dance relies on the physical energy between dancers and their audience. Adapting to life in a pandemic is a special challenge for these companies. Lea…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Alexander Iziliaev went from dancer to photographer at the PA Ballet by Camille Bacon-Smith

Photographer Alexander Iziliaev put one passion aside when he became a dancer. But now that he’s off the stage, he can bring something to his art form that others behind the camera cannot.…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A curator’s tour of the new European galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Camille Bacon-Smith

For anyone who’s longing to get back to the museum, PMA curator of European art Jennifer Thompson talks to Camille Bacon-Smith about shaking up the collection.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Liquid Loft presents ‘Foreign Tongues’ at the Kimmel Center by Camille Bacon-Smith

In ‘Foreign Tongues,’ Austrian dance company Liquid Loft mingled with the audience to explore communication through space and gesture and the spoken word. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère,’ a classic tale of love and jealousy, betrayal and remorse set in a colonizers’ vision of an India that never was. Camille Bacon-Smith r…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Philadelphia Dance Project presents Tori Lawrence & Co.’s ‘Junkspace’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

A site-adaptive work from Tori Lawrence & Co. engages modernist industrial architecture as found artistic spaces. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The PA Ballet’s music director shares orchestral secrets of ‘The Nutcracker’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

Balanchine’s ‘Nutcracker’ is a dance lover’s seasonal favorite, but after 27 years of working with the PA Ballet’s orchestra, music director Beatrice Jona Affron has a thing or two…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Annenberg Center Live presents Kulu Mele’s ‘Ogun and the People’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philly’s own Kulu Mele celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Annenberg with the world-premiere 'Ogun and the People,' a story of the Orisha based on Afro-Cuban culture. Camille Bacon-Smit…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Kimmel Center presents ‘Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

'Taj Express' brings Mumbai to Philadelphia in director Shruti Merchant’s gleeful explosion of color, dance, and music from the creators of India’s Bollywood musicals. Camille Bacon-Smit…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘World Premieres’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents three diverse choreographic voices in a trio of contemporary world premieres. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘An All Stravinsky Program’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet’s all-Stravinsky program drew from his earliest collaborations with George Balanchine in the 1920s to new works by Philadelphia choreographer Mathew Neenan. Camille…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s ‘Giselle’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Giselle,’ a tale of love and betrayal and vengeful spirits. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Giselle’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Giselle,’ a tale of love and betrayal and vengeful spirits. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

BalletX presents choreographic fellow Katarzyna Skarpetowska in the 2019 Spring Series by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX presents new works by 2019 choreographic fellow Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and mentor and long-time BalletX collaborator Nicolo Fonte. An East Coast premiere by dancer and choreographer…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance present Dance Theater of Harlem by Camille Bacon-Smith

Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance present Dance Theater of Harlem in residency, with a world premiere by choreographer (and Philadelphia native) Robert Garland. Camille Bacon-Smith re…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pennsylvania Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents 'Swan Lake,' the most iconic and best-loved ballet in the classical repertoire. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Annenberg Center Live presents Pilobolus Dance Theater’s ‘Shadowland’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

In Pilobolus's 'Shadowland,' a young girl exploring adulthood enters a dream world of shadows. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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