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Dissolving Doors: a Dance Festival in Compositional Improvisation

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - June 23 @ 1:00 pm

$10.00 – $200.00

Dissolving Doors is a festival with three days of class, two nights of performances, and opening and closing jams on Wednesday and Sunday. Organized by the Philly Compositional Improvisation Lab in conjunction with the NY Compositional Improvisation Lab and the Lovelies, the festival is a space to share practices in compositional improvisation. This unique form of spontaneous ensemble-based dance-making tasks a group of people to create a complete piece together in the moment. Unlike choreography with a set end product, the practice of this form is the piece; thus, this festival will include both lab-like settings for exploration and performance opportunities. Compositional improvisation, as opposed to other forms of dance improvisation, asks us to pay attention to and compose in real-time with various elements at play, including the negotiation of the self and the whole, dynamics, thematic material, and more.

The faculty from Philly are Loren Groenendaal, Curt Haworth, Kat J Sullivan; the NY faculty include, Kathryn Butler, Joanna Futral, Allison Knuth, Lena Lauer, and Katie Vason.

The festival schedule is as follows:
Wed, June 19th:
First dance 7:30-9:30pm

Thurs, June 20th:
Morning workshop 10-12:30pm
Afternoon workshop 2-4:30pm
Open time 4:30-6pm

Fri, June 21st:
Morning workshop 10-12:30pm
Afternoon workshop 2-4:30pm
Open time 4:30-6pm
Performance 8-9:30pm- student showing

Sat, June 22nd:
Morning workshop 10-12:30pm
Afternoon workshop 2-4:30pm
Open time 4:30-6pm
Performance 8-9:30pm – faculty showing

Sun, June 23rd
Morning last dance/jam 11-1pm

Students are encouraged to participate in the full festival, but drop-in classes are open as space is available. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale.

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June 22 @ 8:00 pm
June 23 @ 1:00 pm
$10.00 – $200.00
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Philadelphia Compositional Improvisation Ensemble


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Free onsite parking, Street parking nearby, Close to public transportation


Mascher Space Cooperative
155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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