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John Szwed: Notes on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

September 19, 2017 hugh 0

This is a guest post written by anthropologist, writer, and jazz scholar John Szwed. He has taught Anthropology, African American Studies, and Film Studies at Yale University as well as Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University where he served as Director of the Center for Jazz Studies. He has published many books on jazz and American music, including…

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Making Art in 2017: Talia Mason on Onion Dances

September 14, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Talia Mason Show in 2017 Festival: Onion Dances FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show. Talia Mason: Onion Dances is an autobiographical solo examining the role that memories play in shaping one’s past, present, and future. It is is equally interested in how we remember and how we forget our inherited stories. There is dancing, storytelling,…

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Making Art in 2017: Michael Kiley on Close Music for Bodies

September 10, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Michael Kiley Show in 2017 Festival: Close Music for Bodies Past Festival shows: Sound design and original music for Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s Wandering Alice (also performer, 2008), Takes (2010), and The Garden (2013), as well as Animina, A Race Street Pier Soundwalk (Digital Fringe, 2015) Fun fact: My first job in Philadelphia was house managing Christ Church for the 1999 Fringe Festival….

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Making Art in 2017: Keila Cordova on KITH

September 10, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Keila Cordova Company: 3 Pony Show / keila cordova dances Show in 2017 Festival: KITH Past Festival shows: Linear Default, As Pretty Does, Volcano, My Love, Agnes Falling, Gold, Janet 2.0, Girl “Y” FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show. Keila Cordova: KITH comes out of my on-going interest in looking at how people connect to each other.  We created…

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Making Art in 2017: Sarah Carr on Mistress of the Maze

September 5, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Sarah Carr Company: WeftWorks Show in 2017 Festival: Mistress of the Maze Past Festival shows: None: this is my first! FringeArts: Tell us about your show. Sarah Carr: Mistress Of the Maze explores the ancient Minoan myths and rituals that inspired the classical Greek tale of Ariadne, Theseus, and the Minotaur. I am an anthropologist as…

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Rosas dances Coltrane: Interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker + Salva Sanchis

September 3, 2017 Josh 0

“For dancers, improvising should be the norm rather than the exception.” Choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis bring their full evening dance work A Love Supreme to the 2017 Fringe Festival. Four dancers surrender themselves to John Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love, his 1965 jazz masterpiece A Love Supreme. The album was revolutionary for its…

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Making Art in 2017: Leah Stein on Interior

August 31, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Leah Stein Company: Leah Stein Dance Company Show in 2017 Festival: Interior Role: Choreographer, Performer Past Festival shows: Portal (2016), Bellows Falls (2015), Splice (2014), Adjacent Spaces (2013), Hoist (2012), Rock Reed Tatami Stream (2011), Japan House Philadelphia (2010). FringeArts: Tell us about your show. Leah Stein: I/we are tackling the balance between personal and global shifts, great loss and the possibility…

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Making Art in 2017: Courtney Hunter on Splintered Glass

August 28, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Courtney Hunter Show in 2017 Festival: Splintered Glass Role: Choreographer, Performer Past Festival shows: This is my first time self-producing and choreographing for the Fringe Festival. For my guest artists, The Blind Faith Dance Company, it will be their third time showcasing in the Fringe Festival. FringeArts: Tell us about your show.  Courtney Hunter: Our show explores the concept of…

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Making Art in 2017: Annie-B Parson on 17c

August 20, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Annie-B Parson Company: Big Dance Theater Show in 2017 Festival: 17c Role in Show: Co-Creator, Co-Director, Choreographer Past Festival shows: Plan B (2004) FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show. Where did the concept develop from? What are some questions you are tackling? Annie-B Parson: This piece is primarily an interrogation and a rendering of…

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Filipino Folkdance, Contemporary Ballet, and Motherhood: Annielille Gavino Kollman’s HERstory

August 11, 2017 Isa 0

What do you get when you combine modern choreography, folkdance polyrhythms, and a baby? The dances of Annielille Gavino Kollman strive to bring together eastern and western styles, while incorporating many other disciplines, and using a group of dancers diverse in both race and generation. Her newest work, HERstory, is a three-part production that investigates…

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