Photo of Caroline O'Brien by Thomas Weir.

Culture Clutch will present The Social Sessions : Chapter 1

Photo of Caroline O'Brien by Thomas Weir.
Photo of Caroline O’Brien by Thomas Weir.

On Saturday, May 21st,  2016 8:00PM,  Culture Clutch will  present The Social Sessions : Chapter 1 at Chi Movement Arts Center in South Philadelphia. Through a showcase of multiple performance art works the evening will explore the theme of ‘home’, aiming to bring awareness to the city’s homeless and underserved communities. Ticket sales proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia.

In January 2016 producer, Caroline O’Brien presented the SOLOnely series, which explored themes of loneliness within homeless and non-homeless alike. Pulling inspiration from this topic, the  first Social Session will further navigate the definition of home and its effect of the human spirit. Chapter I will ask: What does the word home look like? Is it a physical space? A feeling? Does it rely on others? How does it differ from one person to the next? Is home necessary for human survival?

Performances include works by: Evalina Carbonell (dance), Alexis Dispenziere (dance), Rachael Glashan Rupisan (dance), Kayla Herbs (voice/poetry), Caroline O’Brien (dance), Ronald Parker (dance/mixed media) , Rebekah Rickards (dance/mixed media) and Dani Solomon (theater).

Culture Clutch launched in 2016 as a platform to illuminate the stories, experiences and accomplishments of those using art to navigate towards a more socially conscious community. Co-founders Rachael Glashan Rupisan and Caroline O’Brien state “there aren’t many platforms available in Philly for those who are using performance art as a way to give back to their communities.” Glashan Rupisan and O’Brien met in 2005 as Temple University Dance majors. While each have worn many hats in the dance field, both felt a connection to community work and the unique way art can be used to start a dialogue between different communities.

The Social Sessions : Chapter 1
Culture Clutch
Saturday, May 21st at 8:00PM
CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 S. 9th St., Phila
Tickets: $10 (Donations for Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia will also be taken at the door.)
To purchase tickets:  Online at


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