Group Motion once again brings us Spiel Uhr, (The Play Clock), a forum for presenting new work by local artists. This series boasts new work by Group Motion company dancers and guest artists including John Luna, Lindsay Browning, Shannon Murphy, Emily Sweeney, Marie Brown & Tina Heuges.
Emily Sweeney presents breathscape, created by the interdisciplinary ensemble Perpetual Movement and Sound. Two dancers gradually emerge to dwell in an atmosphere where their every breath sparks movement and surrounds them with sound. Choreographer Emily Sweeney is joined in performance by dancer Allison Lorenzen, with set, costume, and sound design by Bilwa.
Residue, by Tina Heuges, began with a simple question “What resides within us when we are separated or connected to God?” Housed within (5) movement sections isolated dancers will explore the complexity of the human condition that compels us to do everything without the help or need of a loving God. Residue dancers include Briana Masson, Hedy Wyland (Group Motion), Geri Vanore, Jaime Potts, Adrianna Berzins and Christina Cantanese, as well as select Temple students.
Lindsay Browning says about her work Blink with Marie Brown….”the work represents our inevitable sense of time. It represents something disposable and it also represents, for us, something uncontrollable. I know this and so I organize. I compartmentalize and I practice so that nothing slows. So that I always remember and I can always make connections.”
John Luna on Gynoid, a solo performed by Hedy Wyland……At a theoretical future point of technological progress where in machines are capable of improving themselves through artificial intelligence, will they, possessing a perspective radically different from ours, have any place in their world for us? Will they remember us? Will they remember themselves? Gynoid is the story of a singular survivor haunted by foggy memories, uncertain of her own identity.
AQUAsions, by Shannon Murphy, are colorful statements, in movements, that two things are exactly the same (or AQUAvalent) The AQUAsion you will see is an example of an AQUAlity: a proposition which states that two constants with or without AQUA are equal. AQUAlities may be true or false. This AQUAstion in particular is an example of an identity, that is, an AQUAsion that is true regardless of the values of any variables that appear in it.
ATTENDING SPIEL UHR
Sat, Feb 14 & Sun, Feb 15 @ 8pm
*With post performance Q and A on Saturday evening
Meetinghouse Theater @ the CEC
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
$15 general/$10 for seniors & students. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling Group Motion’s office at 215-387-989
On the web at http://www.groupmotion.org