Author: Lewis Whittington

Lewis Whittington's articles on the performing arts have appeared in several publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, City Paper, The Advocate, Pointe, Dance Magazine, Metro and Balletco. Lewis is based in Philadelphia.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs. Reviews on Balletco

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company – Oyster – Philadelphia

Oyster is always what you expect Cirque du Soleil to be, but rarely is. Without apparatus, or specialty international acts, what this troupe of eight dancers and four character performers create really gives Cirque a run for their theatrical money…. a classic for all time.

Riolama Lorenzo ('Rio') in Matthew Neenan’s Keep. © Alexander Iziliaev.

Pennsylvania Ballet – Pushing Boundaries bill, Riolama Lorenzo’s final performances – Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s dance community and a legion of dance fans have been filling the Merriam Theater this week to catch the final performances of Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Riolama Lorenzo. Pushing Boundaries is great programming to mark the occasion and to show the future of this company, going into its 50th season next year. Rio, as she is affectionately known, started out as a member of NYCB, but chose to move to Pennsylvania Ballet. Her final bows came on February 12.

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