Cardell Dance Theater to debut major new dance work inspired by immigration, SUPPER, PEOPLE ON THE MOVE


Supper, People on the Move is about mobility and decisions moving you: an action starts with a clear intention and it is carried away by a tide of impulses.” Silvana Cardell, choreographer

From choreographer Silvana Cardell comes a new dance performance inspired by themes of migration. Supper, People on the Move explores the complex experience of dislocation. Performances in June of 2015 at the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, with a free public screening of the performance at Independence National Historical Park.

For choreographer Silvana Cardell, Supper, People on the Move began as dance borne of her personal history. It evolved into an examination of the experience of all people on the move. The immigrant journey is at the heart of humanity’s ability to survive. Physical bodies moving between physical places define immigration. From this rich and fertile history Cardell creates evocative forms of movement—abstract, personal, universal—performed by virtuosic dancers, who dance with unrelenting physicality and create striking moments of beauty.

In conjunction with the performance, artist Jennifer Baker will curate Portraits of People on the Move, a small exhibition of personal stories and images from Philadelphia-area immigrants. Those interested in telling their stories can get more info at The exhibition will be at Crane Arts Building’s Grey Area, adjacent to the performance space.

Cardell Dance Theater is a professional ensemble that gathers artists to create innovative and provocative dance performances. Led by choreographer Silvana Cardell, herself a former immigrant and now U.S. citizen, the company explores the dynamic exchange between visual art and dance with performances of extreme physicality and original movement.

Supper, People on the Move
Cardell Dance Theater
June 25–28 at 8pm, 2015
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Independence Mall outdoor public screening: June 26 at 8pm, 2015 (rain date: June 27 at 8pm)

Choreographer–Director: Silvana Cardell
Dancers: Bethany Formica, Leanne Grieger, William Robinson, Adrian Plascencia, Maria Urrutia.
Soundscapes Nick Zammuto
Set and costume design Jennifer Baker
Technical Director Conrad Bender

Tickets: On sale in April at