Musing on identity, solitude and the subjective experience of phenomena, Onliest is a site-specific work inhabiting the Mt Vernon Dance space. With the audience in the round, the piece encompasses the entire first floor of the old church, flowing across space onto the stage and up into the rafters. Musicians become movers, ushers become dancers, dancers become lighting designers and the audience is immersed in a non-‐linear narrative.
Choreographed and directed by Curt Haworth in collaboration with the performers, Onliest draws from text by Edvard Munch and Sondra Fraleigh with music created and performed by Julius Masri and with performers Khadija Ahmaddiya, Bethany Formica Bender, Gabrielle Giordano, Leanne Grieger, Adrian Plascencia and Curt Haworth.
Curt Haworth is an expatriate Californian who lived in New York City for twenty years before moving to Philadelphia in 2009. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has an eclectic movement background ranging from athletics to modern dance and postmodern techniques, to yoga, contact improvisation and ballet. Curt toured internationally with David Dorfman Dance from 1990 to 2002, while creating over 15 original roles. He was a Movement Research Artist in Residence in 2001-2002, he has taught regularly at Movement Research and DNA (formerly Dance Space Center) in NYC and the ADF. He has taught and set work as a guest artist throughout the United States and Europe and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been shown in Philadelphia at: the Annenberg Center, The Painted Bride, The Performance Garage, The CEC, and various Fringe venues; and in NYC at: The Danspace Project, LA MAMA, DNA, Symphony Space, Movement Research at the Judson Church, IFNY, Dixon Place, PS122, Metamorphosis, DanceNow, New Dance Alliance; as well as at: Rockland Community College, Bennington College July Program, and Tanecne Divadlo in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Philly Pard presents
Curt Haworth Movement and Performance
November 22-24, 2013
Friday and Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 6pm
Admission $20 general, $10 dance professionals/seniors, $5 students
Mt. Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt Vernon Street Philadelphia Pa 19130.
Audience reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 221-6120
Philly PARD (Performance Arts Research & Development) is a laboratory for the investigation of dance and movement-‐based art forms. PARD offers a range of classes and workshops taught by movement artists and innovators; as well as performances and showcases for up-‐and-‐coming and emerging artists. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and vital role within society, PARD is dedicated to the creation and implementation of affordable programs that nurture and initiate discourse and experimentation.