Fringe Bytes: Showcasing physical movement in Absence/Presence

Rain Ross Dance and Stone Depot Dance Lab will premiere, at the Philly Fringe,  Absence/Presence, a dance performance showcasing truly physical movement.

Choreographers Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Rain Ross explore political and historical subjects including social activism, identity vs. what we project to society, and technology and its affect on communication.

The desire for contact and connection interplay in these dance works, which include Ross’ Fresh Hell, a scintillating portrait of Dorothy Parker, and Goudie-Averill’s moving and personal new quartet, Convictions.  This is a show for the dance lover as well as those who appreciate a pure energetic performance experience.

The show also features new music by Dan Roeder and NYC-based composer Caleb Engstrom and dancers Marie Brown, Lindsay Browning, Beau Hancock, Valerie Ifill, Kate Jordan, Scott McPheeters, Lauren Putty, and Edward Rice.

In creating dance, both Goudie-Averill and Ross value physicality, movement invention, honesty, subtlety, and accessibility for the general audience. With their shared aesthetic principles, this promises to be an exciting performance.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Rain Ross
Dance, 75 minutes
Philly Fringe
September 3 & 4th at 7pm and 9pm
CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 South 9th Street
Tickets: $15

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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