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Dangerous And Movin’ to present Evol

dAm_Scott Park - EvoL - Performance Garage Website Photo

The Dangerous And Movin’ (dAm) Dance Company will open its 2013 season with EvoL at the Performance Garage located at 1515 Brandywine Street in Philadelphia on March 29th and 30th at 8pm. Jessica Warchal-King will also be presenting three works as part of the show.

dAm, founded in 2009, is a Philadelphia-based, contemporary dance company whose performances immerse audiences in surreal environments.  dAm’s viscerally engaging work incorporates props, technology, and a highly-stylized vocabulary while always trying to break away that fourth wall to allow the audience to truly be in the performance.

The show will open with choreography by Jessica Warchal-King:  a solo performed by Cassandra Cotta, a duet with Rachael Hart and Eiren Shuman, and a solo performed by Jessica Warchal-King.  Finally, dAm will present EvoL which runs approximately one hour.  The entire show is roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

dAm includes seven dancers:  Kayla Ankeny, Caroline Butcher, Cassandra Cotta, Heather Dyer, Kiera Mersky, Scott Park, and Nia Shand.  In addition, dAm will also feature a guitarist, Jim Swan, for this performance.  Ultimately, dAm will not only show our unique dance style but will also include video, singing, and acting.

EvoL is a story that critiques love in a brutal fashion.  Welcome to a world where its inhabitants do not have love or compassion for one another.  Love is considered a disease; and if you are found to have these qualities, you are deemed a threat to society and are executed.  The story follows five citizens who are “infected” and try to conceal their emotions in order to survive.  How can one cope living in such a place?  Sacrifices have to be made.  Vices are taken.  But can they really survive living this way?   With those in power in hot pursuit, the citizens must face death or fight for love.

Dangerous And Movin’ Dance Company
March 29th & 30th at 8pm
The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $15 in advance at www.DanceBoxOffice.com or $20 at the door
General Info: (610) 659-0459  or www.dAmDance.com
This show is not suitable for children due to content.

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While not a dancer himself, Weisz’s love for the arts and dance started as a child growing up in New York City. With parents, who were strong supporters of the arts and part of a community with an incredible array of notable artists in music, dance, theater and fine arts, Weisz’s access and affinity for the performing arts took root. Upon attending college in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 70’s, Weisz started performing as a puppeteer, magician, juggler and fire eater as a means of supplementing his income. This soon grew in to what became Rainbow Promotions Inc., one of the largest entertainment and special events producers in the region. It was here that he began to promote and book dance for major events throughout the city. Many of the dancers he worked with in the early days of his company are now major choreographers in Philadelphia. At the same time, Weisz’s interest in computers and the early developments of what is now known as the Internet, led him to also start another company, Delaware Valley On Line, which became one of the first regional ISPs. It was this combination of event production, internet development and event marketing that led him to examine the use of the internet as a means to promote the arts. Dance continued to be a major interest for Weisz and in 2005 he founded PhiladelphiaDANCE.org as a major online resource to promote dance in the city. It was soon after that the Dance Journal was also founded as a way to provide an outlet for writing on a range of topics that encompass the ever growing and emerging dance community in the region. Weisz continues to run both PhiladelphiaDANCE and The Dance Journal on purely a voluntary basis with no income derived from any of his projects. He is also the Artistic Director of Graffito Works, a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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