Fusing street-dance movement vocabulary with original music and writing, Rennie Harris has developed narrative-driven pieces exploring racism, sexism and other cultural issues.
It takes an excellent leader to run a dance company. But Christine Cox, executive and artistic director of Philadelphia’s BalletX, knows that it’s not only hard work that distinguishes a leader. Cox started BalletX with Matthew Neenan in 2005, using fellow Pennsylvania Ballet dancers during their summer layoff to populate a startup contemporary ballet troupe. […]
You know Philadanco and Pennsylvania Ballet. But other than those staples, you may not think of Philadelphia as a huge dance hub. We’re here to prove that Philly is filled with underrated dance talent—and these six companies are just the start. Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Founded by Taiwan native Kun-Yang Lin, KYL/D uses eastern philosophies like Buddhism […]
Just as the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers reached an emotional moment in an April performance of Santuario, inspired by the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the fire alarm began blaring. Timed as it was with the actual reenactment of the shooting within the piece, most of the audience remained in their seats expectantly, thinking this was part […]