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FringeArts: The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble – Trouble the Water

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

$20
The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble - Trouble the Water

The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble presents Trouble the Water, a new tap dance, movement, music, vocussion and spoken word performance diving into the social, political, and personal implications of the two spirituals, Deep River and Wade in the Water. Throughout the piece, the audience will learn the stories of three people traveling towards safety and a place of revolutionary rest. All in attendance will also be invited to join in the singing of original jazz “psalms,” written to carry us all on the journey.

The piece uses live music, tap, vocals, original text and and contemporary dance ato tell three stories of people escaping harrowing locations, (home abuse, war, a neighborhood overtaken by gun violence), through an imaginary water source. The PJTE is an intentionally small company focused on innovating the field of jazz tap dance and creating new music that brings together several avenues of rhythm, body and foot percussion. The dancers are on the same playing field as the musicians and improvisation, a linchpin of the jazz tradition, is a key part of the company work and performance. The Philadelphia Jazz Project commissioned the company to create Trouble the Water after viewing their live work “The Soapbox,” a deeply personal and rooted interpretation of Wade in the Water. Since 2020, the partnership of Pamela Hetherington and Bethlehem Roberson has proven extremely successful, as new and original works have been invited to ArtYard and Arts on Site and the company is recently recognized by New Music USA as one of a few selected companies from across the United States receiving the 2022-2023 organizational development grant. Support also provided by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Categories:
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Information & Tickets:
https://fringearts.com/event/trouble-the-water/

Organizer

Pamela Hetherington
Phone:
267-273-6937
Email:
pam@soundspacephilly.net
View Organizer Website

Other

Content
Appropriate for All Ages
Discounts & Payment
Accept All Major Credit Cards
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
EVENT TYPE
LIVE EVENT
COVID SAFETY
Proof of Vaccination Required

Venue

Sound Space Performing Arts
1501 N 31st St 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Phone:
267-273-6937
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