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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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S.O.A.R.ing through Philly Fringe

S.O.A.R.ing through Philly Fringe

“I didn’t start dance classes until I was 11 years old. I had two girl cousins who always took dance, and they got me into it at family dinners and holidays. We were always making dances.” Her cousins—one now a nurse, another a salesperson for a medical supply company—may have introduced her to dance, but… Read more »

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Macaroni Necklaces and Jazz Squares: Dancer and Choreographer Rebekah Rickards

Macaroni Necklaces and Jazz Squares: Dancer and Choreographer Rebekah Rickards

Rebekah Rickards greeted a stranger – “Hello!” – and continued walking to the rear of the cafe. She perched on one of the ballooned couches. I watched her from the entrance where I sat; with cropped olive hair and thick-rimmed glasses, she looked the centaur child of Buddy Holly and Bambi. ‘What a hip, benign… Read more »

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Stories, Sticks, and Stones: Kate Speer Talks Narrative and the Body

Stories, Sticks, and Stones: Kate Speer Talks Narrative and the Body

The old nursery rhyme—at least one version, anyway—goes: Sticks and stones May break my bones But words will never hurt me True? “Not true at all,” says Kate Speer, half of the choreographic team behind the 2012 Philly Fringe production Sticks and Stones. “When your mother says I love you no matter what, it can… Read more »

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Pink Hair Affair Fringe’n it Up

Pink Hair Affair Fringe’n it Up

A lovely image from Pink Hair Affair’s recent fringe show – One City Under a Groove. It’s being able to capture these moments that make me love what I do…

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“Dancing Dead” Previews and Pictures

“Dancing Dead” Previews and Pictures

Opening weekend is always a busy time ’round these parts, but I’m pleased I was able to catch the 2011 Philly Fringe production Dancing Dead from Brian Sanders/JUNK, which has gotten some pretty stellar early notices. The show relies less on aerial work than, say, Urban Scuba, although they still take to the rigging, no [...]

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Self-produced, unfiltered and truly some incredible dance – The Philly Fringe

Self-produced, unfiltered and truly some incredible dance – The Philly Fringe

The Philly Fringe is an unfiltered festival, where a platform is provided for new and established artists to present their work free of a selection process. For some it’s a once-a-year, or once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a show; for professional […]

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Vegans vs. Carnivores: Philly Fringe Style

Vegans vs. Carnivores: Philly Fringe Style

We’re always on the lookout for the themes that emerge from Philly Fringe performances. This year, Fringe brings together artists who both appreciate and despise meat. Choose one side, or both sides, or none, if you’re on the insect-eating trip. Green Chair Dance Group uses a variety of improvisation and various movement techniques to they [...]

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Interpreting disease and the self through avant-garde Japanese dance

Interpreting disease and the self through avant-garde Japanese dance

Joseph Thomas first encountered Butoh during an acting class exercise at the California Institute of the Arts, in which students were asked to move from one side of a room to another within the span of a single hour – […]

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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Jessica Warchal-King

Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Jessica Warchal-King

Today, meet Jessica Warchal-King, one-third of the folks behind the 2011 Philly Fringe dance piece Doris Says . . . Name: Jessica C. Warchal-King. Age: Young enough to still cause trouble but old enough to know better than to answer this question honestly. Where do you live now? In my heart. Where were you born? [...]

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