FringeArts – David Gordon – The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020
September 23 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 4, 2020
Celebrated choreographer/director/writer David Gordon premieres his first new screen work in two decades with a “virtual” performance company of 30+ Philadelphia artists working remotely to record video material on everything from iPhones to professional cameras. Gordon then dissected, assembled, and collaged this movement with visual scores and archival works in collaboration with video artist Jorge Cousineau. The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 cast includes Wally Cardona and Pick Up Performance Co(s) members Karen Graham and Valda Setterfield.
The final composition premieres the first night of the 2020 Fringe Festival and will stream online for the duration of the fest.
Philadelphia Virtual Company: Mehgan Abdel-Moneim, Megan Bridge, Marie Brown, Sanchel Brown, Eun Jung Choi, Amalia Colón-Nava, Sydney Donovan, Bethany Formica, Beau Hancock, Nile Harris, Justin Jain, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Jungeun Kim, Megan Mazarick, Lucas Mikan, Rhonda Moore, Guillermo Ortega, Rebecca Patek, Dawn Pratson, Lauren Putty White, Gabrielle Revlock, Nick Schwasman, Margot Electra Steinberg, Katie Vickers, November Ward, and Jacinta Lee Yelland.
Ticketed Live Premiere: Thursday, Sept 10 at 7pm
The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 is commissioned by Christ Church Neighborhood House, produced in collaboration with Pick Up Performance Co(s), and co-presented by the Neighborhood House. Major support for The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Festival Co-Producers: Christopher and Lee van de Velde; Jane Pepper; Lynne & Bertram Strieb