Curtis Symphony, Philadelphia

The musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestracapped off their current performance season in Verizon Hall April 13, with a concert dedicated to Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest, whose visionary philanthropy not only extends to the physical resources at the Curtis Institute,  ...

Bodytraffic

    New on the map in Philly is LA dance troupe Bodytraffic, winning over Dance Celebration audiences with a wide sampling of styles. Artistic directors Lillian Rose Barbieto and Tina Frankelman Berkett (who also danced in the  ...

BODY COUNTS

              Sean Strub’s resume includes being an entrepreneur and failed congressional candidate, but his biggest achievements are as an AIDS activist. A longtime HIV-AIDS survivor, Strub founded  ...

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Philadelphia

    In November 2013 choreographer Kun-Yang Lin presented a retrospective concert with excerpts representing Lin’s 20 years as a dancer-choreographer and so far unseen in Philadelphia many featuring different styles by the choreographer. Since Lin and his  ...

In Bed With Gore Vidal

The Times of London correspondent Tim Teeman knew Gore Vidal as the aging literary lion in winter, a brilliant novelist of "Burr" and "The City and the Pillar," living in semi-exile and harboring lifelong resentments. Teeman’s respect for  ...

Classical Crossovers

Dec. 31, 2013 Bramwell Tovey, conductor Tracy Dahl, soprano Travis and Jaimee Tuft, Joanna Meller, Slawek Roszak, MalachI Osai and Waszkiewicz, dancers Conductor-composer Bramwell Tovey was such a huge hit conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Christmas concert  ...

BodyVox, on tour

BodyVox That rowdy dance troupe from Portland, Oregon known as BodyVox returned to their avid fan base at Dance Celebration in Philadelphia. They performed The Cutting Room an ambitious, erratic multi-media dance satire about movies. It was conceived by  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

At 83, choreographer Paul Taylor continues to be legendary in his own time, his company perpetually youthful, even when (as in the case of “American Dreamer,”) the dance is sketchy. He is a longtime favorite at Dance Celebration in Philadelphia,  ...

Cock, Philadelphia

Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Deborah Block Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Oct. 17 – Nov. 17, 2013 Theatre Exile has a theme this season of plays about the search for identity.   It kicks off with Mike Bartlett’s play “Cock,” a scabrous  ...