Curt Haworth’s Unsafe and Intimate Spaces, Feb. 3 & 4

Curt Haworth Movement and Performance presents Unsafe and Intimate Places on February 3rd & 4th 2017 at 8pm at the Mascher Space Co-op, 155 Cecil B. Moore Ave in Philadelphia.  Set in today’s Philadelphia, Unsafe and Intimate Spaces, borrows text from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, a fantastical story of the mythic cities of this world. Darting, falling, leaping and disintegrating, the movement leads a poetic tale of four dancers daily experience traversing the public and private spaces of their lives. It is  a nonlinear musing opening emotions of moments, rather than life narratives.

The music, a haunting collage of loops and live music propels the work forward. Choreographed and directed by Curt Haworth in collaboration with the performers, Unsafe and Intimate Spaces text by Italo Calvino, Gaston Bachelard, Christina Gesualdi, Zach Svoboda and Curt Haworth music created and performed by Tim Motzer and with performers Leanne Grieger, Christina Gesualdi, Zach Svoboda and Brionna Williams.

Curt Haworth is an expatriate Californian who lived in New York City for twenty years before moving to Philadelphia in 2009. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has an eclectic movement background ranging from athletics to modern dance and postmodern techniques, to yoga, contact improvisation and ballet. Curt toured internationally with David Dorfman Dance from 1990 to 2002, while creating over 15 original roles. He was a Movement Research Artist in Residence in 2001-2002, he has taught regularly at Movement Research and DNA (formerly Dance Space Center) in NYC and the ADF. He has taught and set work as a guest artist throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia and is currently a Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His  work has been shown in Philadelphia at: the Annenberg Center, The Painted Bride, The Performance Garage, The CEC, PARD and various Fringe venues; and in NYC at: The Danspace Project, LA MAMA, DNA, Symphony Space, Movement Research at the Judson Church, IFNY, Dixon Place, PS122, Metamorphosis, DanceNow, New Dance Alliance; as well as at: Rockland Community College, Bennington College July Program, and Tanecne Divadlo in Bratislava,  Slovakia and the ADF.

Unsafe and Intimate Spaces
February 3rd & 4th 2017 at 8pm
Mascher Space Co-op, 155 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia
Tickets: $20 general, $10 artist/senior, $5 student and Free for UARTs students
Audience reservations: email: [email protected] or call (646) 221‐6120

***photo credit: Kathryn Raines