HONEY will take place at the Chi Movement Arts Center in South Philadelphia, on September 13, 14 at 7:30pm & Sept 15 at 6pm. This production is part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2019. HONEY is a collaborative performance by female choreographers, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell and Melissa Rector.
HONEY will be a montage of dances on the subject of honey, and how we, as humans and dancers, find sweetness through strife and flow through buzzing persistence. Through the lens of dance, each choreographer looks through her own personal lens of life experiences, distinct from one another, yet complimentary to each other in tone and texture. Wally and Melissa are pleased to present a stellar cast of Philadelphia-based dancers who bring their own influences from around the world to an intimate South Philly performance space, where they will inhabit the alternately sweet and stinging dancing habitats created for them. In addition to distinct dance works created by each choreographer, audiences will also be treated to some collaboratively generated movements created and performed by the two choreographers themselves.
Melissa Rector, independent artist and Assistant Artistic Director of Koresh Dance Company has been wowing Philadelphia audiences for over twenty years both on stage and behind the scenes as a teacher and choreographer. As the artistic voice behind Koresh Dance’s youth ensemble and an independent producer, Melissa has a singular choreographic voice that speaks volumes about the tenderness and power of being human. The power of femininity boils into reality in her percussive movements and hypnotizes during her quieter moments.
Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, independent creator and Dance Artist with Philadelphia’s own, Kun- Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYL/D) is an increasingly prolific new choreographic voice, who has been treating audiences to her unique blend of quirky athleticism and sensual expressiveness, both on stage with KYL/D and in her own productions, since she came onto the Philly scene in 2012. Last year, she was honored to be able to create a new work on the dancers of KYL/D dancers for their fall home season, and this fall with mark her 5th year of presenting new work in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her work uses rhythm, breath, effort, and flow, to illuminate the alternately heartbreaking and empowering experience of human physicality.
Honey will be a buzz-worthy blend of dance, the first collaborative encounter between two powerful Philadelphia dancing female artists, and an experience that will leave audiences feeling invigorated to reach for life’s sweetness.
September 13,14 @ 7:30pm
September 15 @ 6pm
Chi Movement Arts Center, 1316 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Price: $20 General Admission