December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on December 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Blaow! Cosmos? is a theatrical wormhole. Two dancers are ripped in and out of interdimensional vortexes, landing in various alternate realities where they are split between their identities as performers and alien alter-egos. Postmodern dance vignettes intertwine with parody, code-switching, poetry, and general freakiness. The chaos gives rise to a survey of dance modalities offered by performers William Robinson and Nikolai McKenzie. Matt Engle plays original compositions that feature upright bass, loop pedals, and a sample machine. The performers interact with objects made by multimedia artist Paige Fetchen.
Led by Vince Johnson (Artistic Director) and Francois Zayaz (Musical Director) Philly Kerplop is rooted in hip hop with a reverence for various diaspora traditions, celebrating an interactive relationship between dancer and musician. Philly Kerplop uses folkloric storytelling methods, busting through the fourth wall to engage the audience and inspire a more curious public.