Author: Ellen Dunkel

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Philadelphia's fall dance season brings a new Romeo & Juliet danced by Pennsylvania Ballet, world premieres from BalletX, a Kimmel Center program by Philadanco, and... [Read More]
I'm one of more than 150 locals in the cast of "Le Super Grand Continental," by Canadian choreographer Sylvain Émard. [Read More]
I'm one of more than 150 locals in the cast of "Le Super Grand Continental," by Canadian choreographer Sylvain Émard. [Read More]
Michael Novak, who studied at University of the Arts and apprenticed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society, was named artistic director of the Paul... [Read More]
Philadanco, an African American contemporary dance company that operates on a shoestring budget, has been awarded a $100,000 unrestricted grant. [Read More]
There are many reasons to celebrate BalletX's summer series, which opened Wednesday night at the Wilma Theater: three world premieres, live music for two pieces,... [Read More]
"There is nothing either good or bad," Hamlet said in the Shakespeare play, "but thinking makes it so." The same is true for Doggie Hamlet,... [Read More]
The dance season slows down in the summer, but it's a fun time to try something new, from Bharatanatyam Indian classical dance to dance circus... [Read More]
After more than a year without a director, the School of Pennsylvania Ballet and artistic director Angel Corella have hired James K. Payne, the company... [Read More]
Even in an art form that's focuses on refinement, there's nothing like "Jewels." And like the precious stones it evokes, the beauty of ballet has... [Read More]
Tags: Jewels - Academy - Music
The Philadelphia-based Koresh company performs on the road much more than it does home. Its annual visit reminds us how very talented these local dancers... [Read More]
Philadanco, looking ahead to its 50th anniversary in 2020, is turning introspective. This weekend at the Kimmel Center, the company is focusing on its legacy... [Read More]
After 25 years of leaping and lifting ballerinas, James Ihde will retire in May, the Pennsylvania Ballet announced April 10. [Read More]
For sheer beauty, Pennsylvania Ballet's Grace and Grandeur program is one of its best in a long time. It opened Thursday night at the Merriam... [Read More]
Pennsylvania Ballet's premiere of Angel Corella's "Swan Lake" didn't feel as distinctively his own as his previous story ballets. - Ellen Dunkel, Philadelphia Inquirer... [Read More]
The BalletX 2018 spring series has world premieres by Trey McIntyre and Beyonce choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie. Also on the delightful program: Matthew Neenan's 2014... [Read More]
Three months after the blaze at the modern Barclay Friends senior citizen home in West Chester, unsettling questions remain about the conflagration that took four... [Read More]
American Repertory Ballet dances Douglas Martin's "Pride and Prejudice" this weekend at the Annenberg Center. [Read More]
New versions of perennial favorites "Giselle" and "Romeo & Juliet" will be premiered in the 2018-19 season, artistic director Angel Corella announced. [Read More]
Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, and Philadanco all have strong dance cards for spring 2018. Visiting troupes include American Repertory Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, and... [Read More]
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