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Spring into swing

ILLUSTRATION ANA TAMACCIO Swing dancers gather in Rittenhouse Square on Sundays for a swing dancing session organized by Lindy and Blues. A crowd gathers in the middle of Rittenhouse Square – some dancing, others watching and some dressed in 1920s attire.…

Theater and performances find place in First Friday activities

ABI REIMOLD TTN The Arden Theater sits at 40 N. 2nd St. and will take part in First Friday activities. The Arden Theater will join in the First Friday festivities this month with “Tell Me a Story.” Old City’s First Friday is certainly the cultural hub of Philadelphia for visitors to view some of the best artwork the city has to offer in various galleries.…

Spanish flair empowers Philadelphia women

Courtesy Yoshio Kato. Dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo performed and taught a master class as part of the first Philadelphia Flamenco Festival. The festival was organized by Pasión y Arte. Traditional Spanish dance arrived in North Philadelphia and Main Campus through the First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival.…

Musical shows trials of showbiz

MATT FLOCCO TTN (Top) Diana, played by junior theater major Eileen Aurelia, stands “on the line” with the other performers. The self-referential musical, “A Chorus Line,” opened in Tomlison theater March 16, and tells the story of auditions for a musical.…

Race and class take center stage

MATT FLOCCO TTN (Above) Junior theater major Scott Gunner plays Chambers and senior theater major Alex Fraser plays Tom Driscoll in “Pudd’nhead Wilson.” (Below) Huston West dons blackface and portrays a minstrel player.…

Bollywood style

WALBERT YOUNG TTN UCLA Nashaa co-captain Kaajal Baheti performs during the seventh-annual PhillyFest on Jan. 28 at the Merriam Theater. The UCLA team won this year’s competition with a routine inspired by Indian patriotism.…

Urinetown

Courtesy Michael Persico (Left) L.J. Norelli speaks with (Right) Taylor Webster in Temple’s production of “Urinetown.” Norelli played Officer Lockstock in the show and Webster played Little Sally. Temple theater’s production of “Urinetown” highlights issues of sustainability.…

Festival comedy explores science of love

Courtesy Valerie Weiss Filmmaker Valerie Weiss works on the set of “Losing Control,” a film being shown in the upcoming Philadelphia Film Festival. Weiss studied biophsyics at Harvard Medical School. Philly Film Festival showing of “Losing Control,” blends science and romance on the silver screen.…