'Les Contes d’Hoffmann'
Opera in three acts with a prologue and epilogue by Jacques OffenbachLibretto by Jules BarbierEdited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe KeckDirected by David GatelyConducted by Christopher MacatsorisAcademy of Vocal Arts, PhiladelphiaNov. 12-22, 2011
Clocking in ...
Jock Soto partnering Wendy Whelan in "Agon" at New York City Ballet, from the documentary "Water Flowing Together"Photo by Gwendolen Cates/ITVS
'Every Step You Take'
Memoir by Jock Soto (with Leslie Marshall)HarperCollins, published October, 2011SBN-978-0-06-173238-6Hardcover,, including photos$24.99 (Kindle edition ...
Sam Henderson (left) as Baruch de Spinoza and Seth Reichgott as Abraham van Valkenburg in "New Jerusalem"Photo by Mark Garvin
By David IvesDirected by Charles McMahonLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaThrough Nov. 8, 2011
"New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of ...
St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Alexander TitovWith pianist Xiayin WangVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaOct. 10, 2011
The 77-member St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra slipped into Philadelphia for a one-night-only Russian repertoire spectacular that went almost unnoticed, ...
'August: Osage County'
By Tracy Letts Directed by Terrence J. NolenArden Theatre, PhiladelphiaThrough Oct. 30, 2011
The Arden Theatre’s set design for Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” is on a smaller scale than the Broadway production, but ...
"/Crossroads/"Choreography by Tommie-Waheed EvansWaheed Works dance projectPlays and Players Theater, PhiladelphiaSept. 25, 2011
Tommie-Waheed Evans has been on dual tracks as a dancer with Philadanco and Complexions and as an emerging choreographer, creating work since 2004 ...
JUNK dancers in a scene from "Dancing Dead"Photo by Bill Herbert
Rolling in Their Graves
"Dancing Dead"Presented by JUNK dance troupePhilly Fringe Live Arts FestivalSub-Basement at 444 Lofts, PhiladelphiaThrough Sept. 17, 2011
Choreographer-dancer Brian Sanders has enjoyed a cultish ...
Books & CDs
Ray of Light and Dark
“Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director”By Patrick McGilligan560 pages, $30Harper PerennialJuly, 2011
By the time Nicholas Ray directed "Rebel Without a Cause," he was one of the most accomplished ...
Members of RHAW perform leaps during a recent concert
Photo courtesy of Rennie Harris RHAW
Rennie Harris’s RHAW
Concert performance by choreographer Harris’s junior troupe
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia
July 16, 2011
The dancing broke ...
Books & CDs
"The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition"
Edited by Nicholas Frankel304 pages, illustratedHarvard University Press$35 (oversize hardcover)April, 2011
If ever there were a reason to revisit a literary classic, it is the publication of ...