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Belonging and not wanting to: An interview with Reggie Wilson

Belonging and not wanting to: An interview with Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson creates choreography drawing from the spiritual and mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora. His company, Fist and Heel Performance Group—described on it’s website as “Not your mama’s post-modern dance company”—derives its name from practices of enslaved Africans in the Americas who reinvented their spiritual traditions into a deep, soulful art form dismissed…

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Fringe at 20 Profile: Bethany Formica

Fringe at 20 Profile: Bethany Formica

Name: Bethany Formica Type of Artist: Dance/Theater Artist, Choreographer, Wood Artisan Company: Currently dancing with Cardell Dance Theater List of Fringe shows I’ve participated in: Love After Death, Julia Ritter’s Performance Group, 2000 – Dancer/Actress The Gathering, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, 2003 – Dancer/Actress Multi-Family Garage Sale, Reactionaries and The Bald Mermaids, 2004 – Dancer/Collaborator Babel, Melanie Stewart Dance…

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Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

On April 29, Trisha Brown’s dance legacy was represented by three generations of her dancers in a rehearsal studio on the top floor of the Main Building at Drexel University for In the New Body: Nuts and Bolts. Facilitated by Lisa Kraus, the project director of Trisha Brown: In the New Body (a yearlong festival of…

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ArcheDream for Humankind: Live and in Technicolor

ArcheDream for Humankind: Live and in Technicolor

As a kid there was something truly sublime about a black light. With just the flick of a switch an entire space and everything it contained could be altered. Mundane dressings disappeared in the absence of visible light as new, previously imperceptible shapes and patterns emerged. What was in reality just a dingy warehouse could…

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Effort Creates Fiction: Exploring the works of Luis Garay

Effort Creates Fiction: Exploring the works of Luis Garay

This weekend Colombian born, Argentina based choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries to FringeArts, April 14–16 (tickets/info). A solo created in collaboration with and performed by dancer Florencia Vecino, the dance sees the body as a cipher of linguistic material. Drawing on a catalogue of “gestures, pictures, poses, and sculptures,” Maneries explores the notion of universality…

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

“I think the intimacy comes from having to be really attuned to each other. I can’t space out or go off on my own. I’m constantly thinking about where he is and what he’s doing and how he might respond. There is an alertness.” This weekend, March 24–26, Gabrielle Revlock brings her new dance work…

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On “Available Light”

On “Available Light”

Perhaps I’m a wee bit emotionally fraught, but I almost cried twice at the beauty of Lucinda Childs‘s Available Light during opening night. The sold-out run closed Saturday, but we have a great interview that Lucinda did with Alisa Regas of Pomegranate Arts, below for your perusal. Whether you saw the piece or not, they…

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A Waltz in the Woods with Maddie Gardella and Philadelphia Dance Photo Project

A Waltz in the Woods with Maddie Gardella and Philadelphia Dance Photo Project

by Juan Irizarry for The Dance Journal Recently the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania installed a new stick-work sculpture created by Patrick Dougherty. The name of the sculpture is “A Waltz in the Woods”.  The management at the […]

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Hot Spontaneous Performers: Interview with David Zambrano on Soul Project

Hot Spontaneous Performers: Interview with David Zambrano on Soul Project

“Since the beginning of my career as a choreographer, I have always selected a group of international individuals. I like the idea that everything we have created in dance has come from a cultural exchange.” Experience soul in all of its manifestations: spiritual and musical, abstract and personal. World renown experimental choreographer and improviser, David…

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Supper, People on the Move: The Physicality of Migration

Supper, People on the Move: The Physicality of Migration

Supper, People on the Move reveals the traces of migration on the body. For the show, choreographer, Silvana Cardell and her dancers have been exploring the layered and physical experiences of immigration. Cardell inspirations include works of 15th century and post-modernist art. “The Last Supper has a strong emotional component: all the subjects—even though they are celebrating a ritualistic dinner,…

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