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Join Jessica in a gentle Sun Salutation Dance in honor of the solstice!
JCWK Dance Lab Virtual Performances
Check out our Upcoming Events Page for Virtual Performances as we social distance!
Connecting together, creating new stories
How are you holding up these days?
Here are a few resources to keep moving:
Dancing Alone Together – a website dedicated to providing links to virtual dance classes for all levels in all genres (Ballet to Bollywood, from Modern to Musical Theatre)
Dance for PD (Parkinson’s Disease) goes virtual! – Join the founders of Dance for PD for virtual classes!
Drexel Pilates – a hub for Pilates in Philadelphia now available where-ever you are!
Here’s to the folks who continue to pursue joy through virtual connections, wellness and new ways to create kinesthetic stories! Support each other!
Thank you for sharing HOME!
Thank you to everyone who shared HOMEbody with us in Philadelphia!
Here are the reviews:
“Inventive neoclassical moments with sharp unison jumps, lithe transitional steps, and dramatic lifts frame the individual stories of the dancers…. For those not familiar with Warchal-King’s work, this piece exemplifies her strong sense of collaborative energy with her dancers. The ballet admirably sustains a cohesive dramatic arc over 35 minutes, with palpable synergy among the dancers… the choreography and the performances were dynamic enough that you really didn’t need to know anything about it to be completely drawn in. And just as much as anything, that is the mark of a choreographer who knows that in the end the dance is the thing that ultimately drives it all home.” ~by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal from PhiladelphiaDance.org
“HOMEbody is a piece that abstracts and distills its central concept….. ideas behind the work are subtly referenced throughout, rather than shoved in my face. I too find a sense of home in unexpected places during the performance: in a breath, or a leg held in the air, or a supportive gaze…. HOMEbody is packed with a huge lexicon of movement…. the dance aesthetically cohesive…. There is a language in HOMEbody, even if I can’t decipher it. I’m okay with this; I know I’m seeing someone’s idea of home, and that is enough….riveting….” ~ from thINKingDANCE by Leslie Bush
“Impressionistic… powerful… visually appealing and wholehearted dancing” ~from The Broad Street Review by Melissa Strong
HOMEbody travels to Philly on Feb. 22! Get tickets here. Read the press release here.
We’re also a part of the Reading Theater Project’s 5-Minute Fringe Festival. Click here for more info!
Reflections from 2019
Thanks, 2019, for the many opportunities and lessons you brought!
Click here to read more about our adventures.
Thank you, Welcome Home
In the news
Our upcoming performance of HOMEbody has been in the local news this week!
Jessica received a Project Stream grant from the Berks Arts Council PA Partners in the Arts. Read more here.
The Reading Eagle featured HOMEbody. Read more here.