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Passyunk Square: KYL/D Director Uses Dance as a Means of Self-Discovery

Passyunk Square: KYL/D Director Uses Dance as a Means of Self-Discovery

“One, two, three, two, two, three and go!” Kun-Yang Lin said as he stood in front of his ensemble of professional dancers at CHI Movement Arts Center (CHI MAC) and gave notes during rehearsal of a restaged piece, “ONE/Immortal Game.” The dancers portrayed human sized chess pieces and moved in a grid-like pattern to emulate a chess […]

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Spring Garden: Young Choreographer Explores Human Interaction Through Dance and Photography

Spring Garden: Young Choreographer Explores Human Interaction Through Dance and Photography

Through a blend of two distinctive artistic disciplines, 23-year-old Camille Gamble seeks to illustrate the significance of everyday human interaction that many folks often take for granted. The recent Temple University graduate calls her concept, The InterACTion Project, which utilizes dance and photography as a means of connecting people to the kind of personal interaction […]

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South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

Roger Artigiani talks about his arena like he is showing off a prized possession. “This is what we have planned for the one wall,” he said while proudly showing a picture of a mural of the Walt Whitman Bridge. “It’s gonna look great.” The mural will soon become one of the many changes Artigiani has […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: How to Keep Up in the Crazy World of Performing Arts

Arts and Entertainment: How to Keep Up in the Crazy World of Performing Arts

A career in the theater can be difficult to attain. Philadelphia, however, offers a myriad of tools to help any enthusiastic performer achieve their goals. Whether it is a class at The Philadelphia Acting Studios or an apprenticeship at The Walnut Street Theatre, Philly has it all. We talked to artists about the world beyond the […]

 

LGBTQ: Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents Classic Plays With a Twist

LGBTQ: Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents Classic Plays With a Twist

A recent production by Mauckingbird Theatre Company was set in the 17th century, complete with all the attire, mannerisms and dialogue of the day — and a cell phone. It’s that type of modern twist on classic plays that reflects the origin and mission of the group. “Mauckingbird Theatre Company produces innovative, affordable gay-themed theatre,” said Peter Reynolds, the artistic director of […]

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University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

Among the bright blue walls and posters full of literary puns, Kathleen Volk Miller (below) sits in a sea of papers and books. It’s a scene some might find overwhelming, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a writer, professor and the director of Drexel’s new graduate program in publishing, Miller says of all […]

 

Music: Opportunity for Producers of Electronic Dance Music Grows

Music: Opportunity for Producers of Electronic Dance Music Grows

Philadelphia is frequently in the shadow of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami when it comes to electronic dance music but some top DJs’ roots are in the City of Brotherly Love. After all, DJ/producer Diplo threw the first Mad Decent Block party in Philadelphia. Among those creating a name for themselves is […]

 

Rittenhouse: Curtis Institute of Music Thrives in Tradition

Rittenhouse: Curtis Institute of Music Thrives in Tradition

With a music teacher mother, an older sister who played the violin and an aunt who also attended the school, Erika Gray (above), a second-year viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music, decided it was only fitting for her to follow in her family’s footsteps. “I saw [my mom and sister] playing and I […]

 

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Philadelphia is an undisputed creative hub and the city’s arts and entertainment scene is often synonymous with music, art and film. But tucked away in the Adrienne Theater on Sansom Street, players in the Philly Improv Theater (above) are helping revive a neglected art form and making comedy a part of the conversation. As founder […]

 

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

The Roxborough/Manayunk community contains a variety of different people and businesses, so Advent was the perfect advertising agency to come in and provide this neighborhood with what it needed. In 2012, Joseph Decandido and his partner decided to start Advent, which is an advertising agency that deals with events, entertainment and small local businesses. “I had […]

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