Subcircle’s All this happened, more or less, presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects, is the nicest dance I have seen in a long time; nice like holding hands, or vanilla ice cream, or an easy breeze on an early spring day.
Taking a dive with Philadelphia Dance Projects’ SCUBA is one of the serendipitous pleasures of
the Philadelphia dance scene each year. The current stop on their four-city tour brought onto
the radar screen companies from San Francisco, Seattle, and Minneapolis to join Philly’s Nichole
Canuso in an eclectic evening of performances at Temple’s Conwell Theater. That the works
were largely excerpts of longer pieces was their shared limitation.
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.