Cheeky ‘THEN’ by Susan Rethorst and Group Motion

By Merilyn Jackson, for The Inquirer

January 19, 2014

The world premiere of Susan Rethorst’s THEN, with Group Motion and artistic director Manfred Fischbeck, was a bright, cheery, even cheeky little dance, only 50 minutes long. But it packed a lot of information into that short time.

Published on January 25, 2014 - 6:12pm

Review: Wolf-In-Skins

By Merilyn Jackson, for The Inquirer

January 28, 2013

Published on April 17, 2013 - 1:01am

Beasts of a musical wild

Wolf-in-Skins, opening Friday at Temple, mingles grand opera and dreamy dance in a mythic saga.
By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Classical Music Critic

January 20, 2013

Before the dawn, in a barely civilized netherworld where animals and humans change into one another, Wolf-in-Skins begins.

Published on April 17, 2013 - 12:58am

Wolf-In-Skins: Q&A with Christopher Williams

Last week I attended a musical rehearsal of Wolf-In-Skins.  The singers are wonderful and music beautiful!  It is exciting to see the elements of this work as they unfold. It is so expressive of a primal and ancient longing of the co-joining of animal, human and spirits worlds. Don’t miss this amazing dance opera.

Published on January 16, 2013 - 10:10pm

2012 Dance Up Close

Thanks to all for another witty, wildly different, cool, dexterous, passionate PDP Presents!!

Thanks* to all the Artists, Audience, Donors and all those behind the scenes who made it happen!

Revlock & Popkin: “a witty double bill”  (Philadelphia Inquirer, Merilyn Jackson)

Published on August 30, 2012 - 9:07am

PDP Presents 2012 - Two Printed Program Essays

Leah Stein’s 10th Anniversary- March 8-11, 2012

Once a space is energized, it is never the same again. -Meredith Monk*

Published on May 16, 2012 - 12:25pm

Sticks and Steins by Deni Kasrel for City Paper

Dance Review: Leah Stein Dance Company 10th Anniversary Concert
By Deni Kasrel, for City Paper

March 15, 2012

Published on May 10, 2012 - 4:34pm

Philadelphia Dance Projects to honor Leah Stein with retrospective by Merilyn Jackson

By Merilyn Jackson, for The Inquirer

March 08, 2012

Have you ever found yourself suddenly surrounded by dance, and in the least expected place? Maybe you couldn’t quite grasp what was going on at first, but then you noticed people standing around or sitting on the grass, watching. If you’ve lived in Philadelphia for awhile and walked in Bartram Gardens, Fairmount Park, or Old City, or visited Swarthmore College’s campus, or toured Eastern State Penitentiary, chances are you’ve been surprised at least once by dance.

Published on May 10, 2012 - 4:24pm

Lionel Popkin and Gabrielle Revlock on a dance double bill - Review by Merilyn Jackson

By Merilyn Jackson, for The Inquirer

November 22, 2011

Sometimes when a critic sees a dance the first time, it goes over her head. On a witty double bill with Lionel Popkin at Philadelphia Dance Projects’ season opener at the Performance Garage on Friday, I saw Gabrielle Revlock’s Share! a second time since it premiered in 2009.

Published on December 31, 2011 - 5:30pm

SCUBA shows direction of young dancers

By Lisa Kraus, for The Inquirer

March 21, 2011

If dance is poetry in motion, it follows that some dances would offer the clarity of elegant verse and others, a more-challenging-to-follow complexity. The three works on this year’s edition of SCUBA, the grassroots dance touring program that includes Philadelphia Dance Projects, are on different spots on that continuum.

Published on April 4, 2011 - 4:30pm