Philadelphia Dance Projects is morphing its dynamic “Informances” programming onto Zoom to become PDP Presents DANCE (somewhat) UP CLOSE programming for Fall 2020.
Informances are expanded conversations between artists and audience about the content of their work, ideas and inspiration. For the inquisitive dance audience member, Informances are a direct way to learn more about dance, styles, history and artistic approaches through conversation. The Fall 2020 series will feature not just talking heads, but video excerpts, live rehearsals, visuals and short dance films.
MEGAN MAZARICK will open the online series, Wednesday, September 9 at 7PM. She will discuss her new work portal perspective, a post-modern dance cabaret that grapples with pandemic experiences through movement, text, and video projection. Directed by Megan Mazarick and created in collaboration with Danielle Currica and Jess Conda with Video projection design by Les Rivera, it will have its premiere September 14 and 15 as part of FringeArts festival. Mazarick says, “I am interested in finding new methods for creating live performance during this pandemic and using the limitations to inform the work. This portal is a window to different vantage points and an entrance to imagined worlds and futures.”
Megan Mazarick is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Her work has been presented throughout the US in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina and West Virginia, as well as internationally in Singapore, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, Australia and Hungary. She curated a dance community class program at the Philadelphia-based nEW Festival for four years and was co-director of the Festival from 2010-2012. She has received an Independence Fellowship, an Ellen Forman Award, LiveArts LAB Fellowship, Susan Hess residency and a Graduate Assistant Scholarship from Temple University where she earned her MFA. As a performer she has worked with Susan Rehorst, Keith Thompson, Marianela Boan, Merian Soto, Anonymous Bodies, Black Box Dance Theater and members of Lower Left. Currently an Assistant Professor at Georgian Court University, Mazarick has taught technique, improvisation and composition classes at studios, festival and universities around the globe.
PDP Dance Up Close
Wednesday, September 9 at 7PM (virtual)
FREE or pay what you will
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