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.
September 3 & 4th at 7pm and 9pm
CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 South 9th Street
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