Painted Bride’s Historic Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia Project Culminates with Two Dance Performances

This April, Painted Bride’s Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia project concludes with a series of brand new performances and public events staged throughout the city by Artist/Thinkers Reggie Wilson (choreographer), Faustin Linyekula (choreographer), and Marty Pottenger (theater artist).  These works were commissioned via Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, a project of Painted Bride Art Center that uses the creative process and public dialogue to bring seemingly invisible cultural memories to light.

The first leg of Re-PLACE-ing project culminated in October of 2015 with a round of community-centered events ranging from dance workshops, to picnics, to panel discussions. Since then, the project has only continued to catalyze new artistic collaborations and partnerships. This April, Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia will host an all-ages, all-genres dance party with PhillyCam, a potluck dinner with food podcast Hungry Radio, and two community lunchtime conversations at local restaurant, South Philly Barbacoa.

Here is the Re-PLACE-ing dance line up for this month –

Thu. – Sat., April 14, 15, 16 | 8pm
Renowned choreographer Reggie Wilson explores how we “physicalize place” in this postmodern work featuring Kristel Baldoz, David Brick, Paul Hamilton, Germaine Ingram, Jumatatu Poe, Maria Urrutia, and Miles Yeung-Tieu. Reggie and the artists create space and opportunity to reveal the physical testimonies and histories in their bodies. The results are poetic, intentional, and dynamic all at once. Location: Painted Bride Art Center.


Thu. – Fri., April 21 & 22 | 6pm
Saturday April 23 | 3pm
Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula looks at North Philadelphia through movement, storytelling, community, and live music.  The work includes DJ King Britt’s musical mixes with musicians Tim Motzer, Heru Shabaka-ra, Anthony Tidd, and dancers from the University of the Arts.  Scenography by Jean-Christophe Lanquetin.  The performance will take place in a warehouse in North Philadelphia. Location: 2819 North American Street

To learn more about Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia’s culminating series of programming, log on to
Tickets are on sale now online at or call 215.925.9914.
Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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