By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
Lately we’ve seen a lot of small salon-style dances – often in people’s living rooms – that take place so close to the audience that it’s difficult to tell the difference between performer and viewer. But the loft residence of dancer/choreographer Megan Bridge and composer Peter Price occupies the whole top floor of the building housing Mascher Space Co-op (of which Bridge and Price are members) on the first floor of 155 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
During the weekend, they presented three “choreographies” in the performance space across from their living room, which they had just retrofitted with nifty interior storm windows, rendering the space (and concept) – which they call – less frigid. The couple hosted Washington-based dancer/choreographer Kelly Bond and dancers Lillian Cho and Melissa Krodman in their performance work Elephant, seen at the 2010 Philly Fringe festival.
The work opens with the three, fully dressed, identifying themselves by name. Lights dim, and off in the corner they disrobe, then challenge the audience with full-frontal nudity, eyes closed, arms outstretched, smirks forming on their lips before audience members can do the same.
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