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Philly’s Rennie Harris revives a vintage work that tragically retains its urgency

Rennie Harris choreographed "A Day in the Life in 1995" and has now reworked the piece for the Annenberg Center’s digital platform.

Pennsylvania Ballet meets Electric Light Orchestra in a welcome return to the stage

The ballet is back after a year on pandemic hiatus with an evening-length virtual program that feels like a return to the times before.

A trip through the stages of lockdown ennui is Annenberg’s latest production | Review

For choreographer Hope Boykin, pandemic shutdowns meant an abrupt retirement from dancing. "Redefine US, from the INside OUT" addresses that change and the emotions that went with it.


BalletX frees our souls for 20 glorious minutes of virtual shorts | Review

The Philadelphia company’s latest program of short dance film premieres, released Wednesday, tells three stories of transformation. It’s another gem.

In first outing in a year, Paul Taylor dancers look as fine as ever

The Paul Taylor dancers looked as wonderful as ever, fit, fluid, and fully rehearsed, even dancing full-out in masks.

BalletX again hits the very high bar its world premiere series has set | Review

The company explores a range of timely themes — civil rights, the social challenges of a pandemic, trying to find common ground — all in less than half an hour.

Barbara Weisberger, founder of the Pennsylvania Ballet, dies at 94

Barbara Weisberger was George Balanchine’s protégé, his first American student as a child, and founder of the Pennsylvania Ballet.

It’s all eyes on Philly as BalletX nails it again with brief dance films that feed the soul

BalletX's second digital program is very brief and very satisfying, with gems danced in lovely settings.

Joan Myers Brown has chosen longtime colleague Kim Bears-Bailey as her successor at Philadanco

Downtime during the coronavirus pandemic “gave me an opportunity to think,” Brown said. “And also, it gave me an opportunity to talk with Kim about, ‘Are you ready to do this?’”