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Articles By: Audrey

The Middle of the Alphabet: A Conversation with BodyFields Performance Collective

The Middle of the Alphabet: A Conversation with BodyFields Performance Collective

Briel Driscoll wears her hair parted down the middle, in two small buns behind and below her ears; it’s playful, I think. She shifts on the tufted cushion of a faux-Victorian couch to face Nikki Roberts, co-collaborator of movement group BodyFields Performance Collective whose Experiencing people as really kind of huge is part of this… Read more »

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Le Grand Continental: Voices from the Nosebleed Section

Le Grand Continental: Voices from the Nosebleed Section

On August 7, Le Grand Continental held its first full-participant rehearsal: 150 volunteer performers from the Philadelphia area gathered in Penn’s Class of 1923 Ice Rink to practice for the September 8 and 9 shows at the 2012 Live Arts Festival. Like specters of actual spectators, bikes sat up in the stands and helmets looked… Read more »

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Dance And (Healing) The Broken Body

Dance And (Healing) The Broken Body

Sarah Jordan has written extensively for national and regional magazines and newspapers. She is also the author of four books and a regular contributor to the Festival Blog. How bad does it have to hurt to keep a dancer off the stage? Often, near catastrophically. Dancers, especially classically trained, continuously battle the limits of their… Read more »

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