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Monday, December 5, 2022

BalletX presents its 2022 Fall Series by Melissa Strong

BalletX returns to the Wilma with world premieres by Darrell Grand Moultrie and former BalletX dancer Caili Quan, along with the Philadelphia premiere of Become a Mountain by Justin Peck. Me…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:24PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Penn Live Arts presents Terence Blanchard and Andrew F. Scott’s Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens by Melissa Strong

Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens uses music and images to celebrate a legendary artist. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:42PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Bswan Dance Company presents Redefine… To Define Oneself Again by Melissa Strong

BSwan Dance Company presents Redefine… To Define Oneself Again in an energetic program that celebrates the debut of its junior company, as well as the retirement of dancer William Issac Br…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:24PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Intercultural Journeys presents Table Sessions: Solomon Temple by Melissa Strong

Intercultural Journeys presents a special edition of the Solomon Temple's Songs for the Soul cabaret featuring art, music, fellowship, and food. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:31PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Ninth Planet presents high noon, and A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham presents An Untitled Love by Melissa Strong

Two Fringe Festival shows, An Untitled Love from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and Ninth Planet’s high noon, explore the Black experience, highlighting themes of resilience, community, and connec…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:16PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut by Melissa Strong

Two one-woman shows in this year’s Fringe, Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut, tackle love and loss with poignant humo…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:31AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Luster by Melissa Strong

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Luster, an immersive show exploring the lengths people go for fame and success. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:57PM
Monday, September 12, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Gunnar Montana Productions presents BATH HOUSE by Melissa Strong

Gunnar Montana Productions presents BATH HOUSE, an immersive, sensory theatrical experience designed as a temple to the fluid nature of sexuality. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:13AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival by Melissa Strong

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival focuses on mental health with seven new plays by local playwrights, a wellness fair, and a works-in-progress presentation addressing parentin…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Monday, July 18, 2022

BalletX presents its 2022 Summer Series by Melissa Strong

BalletX returns to the Wilma for world premieres by three star choreographers: New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, TITOYAYA director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Alvin Ailey re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:48AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company presents Beautiful Chaos by Melissa Strong

AMM & DCO explores the beauty, hope, and connection that can emerge from chaos in its Home Season Concert Project 35, featuring the premiere of the full-length work Beautiful Chaos. Meli…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:44PM
Monday, June 20, 2022

Brian Koulman Dance presents its Summer 2022 Show by Melissa Strong

Bryan Koulman Dance Company marks its return to the stage with several works from its repertory and a world premiere performed by artists from the Philadelphia Ballet and PHILADANCO!. Meliss…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:40AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dancing up close with Tommie-Waheed Evans and softly, as I leave you by Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong previews Philadelphia Dance Projects' and Tommie-Waheed Evans's softly, as I leave you.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:52PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Intercultural Journeys presents The Frances Suite by Melissa Strong

Intercultural Journeys presents The Frances Suite, a musical portrayal of 19th-century Philadelphia activist, speaker, and writer Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, by composer Ruth Naomi Floyd. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:33PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

FringeArts presents the fourth annual Blue Heaven Comedy Festival by Melissa Strong

FringeArts celebrates the best and most exciting alternative comedy, including headliner and Blue Heaven and SNL alum Sarah Squirm. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Project Moshen presents Woman by Melissa Strong

Project Moshen, Philadelphia’s all-female jazz dance company, presents Woman, a reimagining of its 2018 work examining a range of gender issues and some good old girl power nostalgia. Meli…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:53PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

Crossing Paths Movement Collective presents its Philly premiere by Melissa Strong

Crossing Paths Movement Collective makes its Philadelphia premiere with works created by movement artists and choreographers Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Sarah Carlson, Nick M. Daniels, an…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:23PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Barnes presents Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community by Melissa Strong

The Barnes Foundation's newest exhibit will feature historic and contemporary Southwest Native art and explore the healing power of the arts and living traditions. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:01PM
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Melissa Strong

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates a decade with artistic director Robert Battle in the company’s 2022 tour, which kicked off last week at the Academy of Music. Melissa Strong r…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:34PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Penn Live Arts presents Dorrance Dance by Melissa Strong

Dorrance Dance honors and expands upon tap traditions in a program including two Pennsylvania premieres and some holiday cheer for its return to live performance and debut at Penn Live Arts.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:01AM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Team Sunshine returns with The Sincerity Project #4: Cyclones, Schools, and Packs by Melissa Strong

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation returns with the fourth installment of The Sincerity Project, its 24-year-long artistic experiment that uses performance to explore the shifting contour…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:20PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Koresh Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with TikVAH by Melissa Strong

Koresh Dance Company looks to the past and the future in world premiere TikVAH, establishing itself as a Philadelphia treasure. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:10PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Groundbreaking French artist Suzanne Valadon debuts in Philly by Melissa Strong

The Barnes Foundation presents the world premiere of Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the first major US exhibition of the groundbreaking French artist. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:00PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Kyle Marshall Choreography presents Stellar/Rise by Melissa Strong

Kyle Marshall Choreography draws inspiration from the church, the club, and Afrofuturism in a Fringe Festival event combining a dance film with a live performance. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:49PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: The Cannonball Festival presents Galumpha by Melissa Strong

A performance from Galumpha combined acrobatics, choreography, and physical theater for a special one-day stint at the Cannonball Festival. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The return of AMM & DCO's The Umbrella Dance by Melissa Strong

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) performs its signature Umbrella Dance this weekend. Melissa Strong previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Dragonbutter by Melissa Strong

Dragonbutter is an inventive hour-long experience from Brian Sanders’ JUNK that inserts participants into a hands-on science-fiction video-game quest. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Friday, May 28, 2021

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Beauty’ by Melissa Strong

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 St…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:21PM
Friday, April 2, 2021

The Annenberg Center presents Rennie Harris Puremovement by Melissa Strong

Rennie Harris Puremovement offers embodied history for our times in a livestream performance from the Annenberg. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:33PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders’ JUNK present ‘A Modern-Day Carmen Fantasy’ by Melissa Strong

‘A Modern-Day Carmen Fantasy’ reunites the Philadelphia Orchestra with Brian Sanders’ JUNK for an innovative concert with movement for home viewers. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:11PM
Monday, December 14, 2020

StanfordLive presents ‘Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!’ by Melissa Strong

2020 Ibsen Award-winner Taylor Mac celebrates the dysfunction of the holidays in ‘Holiday Sauce…Pandemic!,’ a virtual vaudeville performance exploring the power of chosen family throug…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:03PM

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