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Trade School: Anthem by Milka Djordjevich
June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on June 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they rotate hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous.
Trade School is a festival and exchange platform celebrating the work of Philadelphia performing artists as well as creating connections with artist peers across the country. The first iteration, Trade School: PHL-LAX, produced in collaboration with Los Angeles Performance Practice, connects artists and audiences in each city, exploring differences and similarities in systems of support for contemporary performance, and discussing issues in self-producing and dissemination of work that resonate with both.