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Friday, May 13, 2022

Philadelphia Ballet presents Hans van Manen’s Humankind by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philadelphia Ballet says goodbye to longtime dancer Jermel Johnson in this program from choreographer Hans van Manen, who has his own retirement announcement. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:16PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sharp Dance Company presents Haven by Camille Bacon-Smith

The company brings its spring series back to its South Philly roots as the new artist in residence at Equilibrium Dance Academy. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:01PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

PHILADANCO! presents RE (RE-vived and Archived, RE-visited and RE-constructed) by Camille Bacon-Smith

On the night founder Joan Myers Brown received the Avenue of the Arts Visionary Award, PHILADANCO! gave us a taste of that vision to open its 52nd year. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:03PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and guiding the next generation of dancers by Camille Bacon-Smith

Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa talks with Camille Bacon-Smith about returning to the stage as a mentor for this year’s BalletX choreographic fellow Tsai Hsi Hung.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:31PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents its 2022 Spring Home Series by Camille Bacon-Smith

KYL/D returns to live, in-person performance while also debuting at its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, with three works by its founder. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:05PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith previews Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario, marking a return to the stage for the company.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:48PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

Penn Live Arts presents Rennie Harris’s Lifted by Camille Bacon-Smith

The latest full-length narrative dance from Rennie Harris is a sharp, athletic, emotional retelling of the biblical prodigal son. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:48PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Bold, Brilliant, Balanchine by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Philadelphia Ballet performs a trio of neoclassical ballet works, helmed by artistic director Angel Corella. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:53AM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Philadelphia Ballet presents Swan Lake by Camille Bacon-Smith

Artistic director of the Philadelphia Ballet Angel Corella talks the upcoming performance of Swan Lake and the influences behind this fresh take for modern audiences. Camille Bacon-Smith pre…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:36AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Philadelphia’s Black male ballet dancers share their journeys to the stage—and what the future may hold by Camille Bacon-Smith

Following a panel discussion featuring Black alumni of the Philadelphia Ballet, Camille Bacon-Smith asked other Philly-connected Black male ballet dancers how they got into the field, what t…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:51PM
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Philadelphia Ballet’s New Work for a New World by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philadelphia Ballet makes the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Perelman Theater its new home for contemporary ballet performances, beginning with New Work for a New World. Camille Bacon-Smith revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:11PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Stepping it up with Chocolate Ballerina Company’s The Nutcracker: Dipped in Chocolate by Camille Bacon-Smith

Chocolate Ballerina Company founder and artistic director Chanel Holland talks about the company’s take on The Nutcracker, making space for dances based on the African diaspora, and more. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

PHILADANCO! and the Kimmel Cultural Center present Fast Forward… Unique Voices by Camille Bacon-Smith

PHILADANCO! returns to honor its 50th anniversary with Fast Forward... Unique Voices, a celebration that was postponed due to Covid-19. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Philadelphia Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith talks with dancers from the Philadelphia Ballet on their latest production of The Nutcracker and the variety of challenges the classic show still presents for its perform…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:35PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

SHARP Dance Company presents The Other Side by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Sharp Dance Company presents its fall home series, the Other Side, with a collection of videos and live contemporary and modern dances with a touch of hip-hop flair. Camille Bacon-Smith …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:15AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Spark by Camille Bacon-Smith

Following a surprising rebrand, the Philadelphia Ballet’s season opener at the Performance Garage is everything fans expect from the company. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:19PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Dancefusion and Movement Migration present Dance Voices by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philly’s Dancefusion teamed with the visiting troupe Movement Migration to present Dance Voices, a double bill of five pieces by the two companies, an interesting mix of modern styles for …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stepping through time and space with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Where is my B-O-D-Y by Camille Bacon-Smith

KYL/D's performance of Where is my B-O-D-Y explores how to move through spaces in new ways in the face of adversity and changing bodies. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Asimina Chremos presents The Engine by Camille Bacon-Smith

Asimina Chremos conducts audiences to a time when trains were running at the Rail Park in The Engine, her new Fringe piece. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:53PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Back on stage with BalletX's Sunset, o639 Hours by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX opens its 2021-2022 season with a full-length ballet, Sunset, o639 Hours, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:30AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Who decides on the outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art? by Camille Bacon-Smith

As new plans for a people-friendly Parkway roll out, the Philadelphia Museum of Art remains an important part of Philly’s public space—but do the people on the outside matter? Camille Ba…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:18PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Lily Kind presents Wolfthicket by Camille Bacon-Smith

Choreographer Lily Kind presents an evening of club dancing, contemporary dance, and child’s play with Wolfthicket, a real pre-Fringe find. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:44AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

A rebrand at the Annenberg Center is true to a move beyond the building by Camille Bacon-Smith

The arts presenter headquartered at the Annenberg Center goes back to its roots with a new name: Penn Live Arts. Camille Bacon-Smith explores the update.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:38PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Dance lovers ask why the Pennsylvania Ballet is now the Philadelphia Ballet by Camille Bacon-Smith

As arts producers across town return to in-person performance, the former Pennsylvania Ballet announced a surprising rebrand. Camille Bacon-Smith asks whether it’s moving the company forwa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:46PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Exploring the new early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Camille Bacon-Smith

The new Robert L. McNeil Jr. Galleries, showcasing art and objects from 1650 to 1850 with a focus on Philadelphia, tell a story many of us still need to hear. Camille Bacon-Smith visits.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

BalletX presents Alia Kache and R. Colby Damon at Glen Foerd by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX presents new works by company favorite R. Colby Damon and 2021 choreographic fellow Alia Kache in a live performance outdoors at the Glen Foerd Mansion. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:08PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Resilience’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet returns with ‘Resilience,’ a streaming program filmed at the Performance Garage and featuring choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, George Balanchine, Angel Corell…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:35PM
Monday, April 26, 2021

The Annenberg Center presents Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers by Camille Bacon-Smith

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers explores loss, solitude, and hope in five reimagined excerpts from Lin’s longer works and a world premiere danced by the choreographer himself. Camille Bacon-Smith rev…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:28AM
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Annenberg presents Hope Boykin’s ‘Redefine US, from the Inside OUT’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

Dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin premieres ‘Redefine US, from the INside OUT,’ a personal and emotional journey that explores identity through suffering and renewal. Camille Bacon-S…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:02PM

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