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Excerpts from the Manifesto for a Dancing Museum by Boris Charmatz

September 20, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

This weekend’s performances of manger are part of a larger project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, copresented by Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design with FringeArts and the Barnes Foundation. The project presents Charmatz’s ideas for a new kind of dance and a new relationship between dance and public. He explains these…

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The PINK HAIR AFFAIR Returns, Heartbroken

September 14, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

A collaborative dance company started by UArts grads in 2007, the Pink Hair Affair a series of playful Fringe pieces in the late ‘00s showcasing their choreographic talents. Several of the Pink Hair founders —Annie Wilson, Christina Gesualdi—went on to become key figures of the Philadelphia dance world, but the company lay dormant for the…

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Take Two Plunges with Brian Sanders JUNK

September 11, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

Brian Sanders’ JUNK has sold out Philly Fringe shows every year for almost twenty years with innovative, ingenious, and boundary-defying choreography. This year, us “JUNKies” have double the chance to see the highly physical, energetic dance company: For the 2018 Fringe Festival, JUNK is presenting TWO shows: FIGMAGO (through September 23) and Plunge (through September 22). Daytime A multi-faceted artist, Sanders…

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Solo Dance for People Who Don’t Like Solo Dance: Metal & Kind’s Indestructible Flowers

August 29, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

This Fringe, two instructors at Philly’s dance studio Urban Movement Arts (UMA) combine their talents in a collage of new solo work designed for folks secretly underwhelmed by new solo work. Coming from diverse dance backgrounds, Lily Kind and Mark “Metal” Wong showcase multidisciplinary work grounded in social and folk dance and “a kind of…

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A Super Grand Interview with Sylvain Émard

August 22, 2018 Alyssa Kerper 0

Renowned dancer and choreographer Sylvain Émard’s infectious fusion of traditional line dancing and contemporary dance, Le Grand Continental ®, has been presented at locations around the world, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, South Korea, New Zealand, and Chile. After presenting his show in the 2012 Fringe Festival, Émard is back in Philadelphia with Le…

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Something to Chew On: Boris Charmatz on manger

August 20, 2018 Alyssa Kerper 0

Boris Charmatz subjects dance to formal constraints which redefine the field of its possibilities: a potentially infinite canon of gestures in his 2016 Fringe Festival piece Levée des conflits, inert bodies of children, animated by adult dancers in enfant. The stage is a notepad where he jots down ideas and organic concepts in order to…

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Evalina “Wally” Carbonell and Those We Carry

August 16, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

Known affectionately as “Wally,” Evalina Carbonell is passionate performer and creator—an innovator who creates sensual, inspired, highly physical dance that unearths humanity and frames it with clarity. A principal artist at Roxey Ballet Company, dancing as a principal artist from 2005 to 2011, she joined the internationally active Philadelphia company Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers in 2012. As…

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What’s Going On Underneath: Meg Foley on The undergird

August 14, 2018 Christopher Munden 0

“The goal is to touch without touching—like really feel and be moved to tears among this long landscape of talking about what our bodies are doing, what we imagine they could do, and about death/loss/grief.” Meg Foley For the last seven years Meg Foley has been experimenting and and refining her improvisational performance practice, “action…

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Bringing Dance Where It Does Not Belong: Monica Bill Barnes on The Museum Workout

August 13, 2018 Alyssa Kerper 0

After a six-month run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum Workout comes to the Fringe Festival with a unique opportunity to rediscover one of Philly’s most iconic institutions. Known for its impressive steps and collections of art spanning 2,000 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host the 45-minute contemporary dance/participatory workout…

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Special Features

Always the Same and Never the Same: An Interview with Jérôme Bel

March 7, 2018 hugh 0

This Friday, Jérôme Bel is returning to Philadelphia with his 2016 Fringe Festival smash hit Gala, a performance featuring 20 dancers, from professional dancers to first timers—including children, teenagers, pensioners, and people with disabilities. Back in 2016 we spoke to Bel about working with a new cast and creating a piece which anybody can understand and learn within a…

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