Boyer College of Music and Dance, Dance Department presents George Staib’s fence, Oct 29-30

George Staib's fence

The Temple University Dance Department is pleased to announce that this year’s annual Dance Alumni Showcase will feature an evening-length work by George Staib and his company staibdance. Several current dance students will join the company for their performance of fence in Conwell Dance Theater on Friday and Saturday, Oct 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm.

fence is a journey into a messy world of power struggles, dismissed histories, and un-belonging. Staib’s intensely physical movement vocabulary bonds with traditional Iranian dance to explore unrest felt personally and globally. Throughout the work, dancers delineate and rearrange the space. They destroy it and move on, acting out the desire to alter the self and deny any sense of otherness. They dwell in the tension that exists between what is and what may be – the moment of betrayal, the moment power is taken away, and the moment of reclaiming one’s ground.

The presentation of fence is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Founded in 2007, staibdance is an Atlanta-based contemporary dance company that values the provocative power of movement. They celebrate a dynamic cultural ecosystem through performances, workshops, and intensives and ignite conversations to foster community.

Oct 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm
Conwell Dance Theater, 1801 N. Broad St, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122
$20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors/$10 Temple Employees/$5 Temple students
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