Dara J Meredith Presents “Beneath the Surface”

Dara J. Meredith
215-868-7848 | jomani00@yahoo.com
Photos available upon request

International Solo Tanz Theatre Festival’s People Choice Awardee and Eleone Dance Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director, Dara Meredith presents her own groundbreaking debut project, “Beneath the Surface”.  “Beneath the Surface” focuses on mental illness, specifically Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in soldiers of war, in a 6 part 90 minute evening of dance theatre.  Meredith is collaborating with dancers from Eleone Dance Theatre, Philadanco!, Temple University students and Independent Artists. Continue reading

In the Light – Vervet Dance dances and plays all day at FringeArts

Loren Groenendaal | Vervet Dance
2152807166 | lorengroenendaal@gmail.com
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Vervet Dance presents In the Light, a semi-composed durational music and dance performance lasting from sunrise to sunset directed by Loren Groenendaal. Each season a large ensemble of skilled improvisers fill the space and the daylight hours with movement and acoustic sounds. The fall performance of In the Light is part of the the Philly Fringe festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 with a 13 hour and 6 minute duration from 6:42am to 7:48pm.  The ensemble will perform at The Iron Factory located in Kensington at 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Continue reading

In the Light for 15 hours; Vervet Dance dances and plays all day

Loren Groenendaal | Vervet Dance
2152807166 | lorengroenendaal@gmail.com

Powered by humans and sun, the music is acoustic, the dancing is live and the lighting “design” is by the sky. This semi-composed improvisation from sunrise to sunset explores natural rhythms while expanding our senses of art, time, and humanity. Continue reading

Group Motion Celebrates 50 Years in Philadelphia

Rachel Dukeman | Group Motion / R&R Creative, LLC
Tel. 2676141559 | Email rdukeman@rrcreativegroup.com

Since 1968, Group Motion’s original work has contributed greatly to the Philadelphia dance community and beyond. They have touched the lives of countless people through their performances, which have included the presentation of and collaboration with local, national, and international artists, and through their workshops, which include international retreats and the ongoing Friday Night Workshop at the Community Education Center. Continue reading

Dawn Marie Bazemore’s The Browder Project explores the catastrophic mental effects of solitary confinement of Kalief Browder

Dawn Marie Bazemore | dbdanceproject
Tel.  215-432-3491| db.danceprojects@gmail.com
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Philadelphia – Dawn Marie Bazemore and her dance collective #dbdanceproject presents The Browder Project on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7 pm at The Performance Garage. The Browder Project is a collaborative dance work inspired by the experiences of Kalief Browder who, at 16 years of age was falsely arrested and forced to spend three years of his life in one of the worst prisons on Rikers Island. Kalief endured abuse at the hands of the gang-affiliated inmates and the corrections officers who forced him to spend the majority of his stay in solitary confinement. Continue reading

Group Motion Spiel Uhr Series: New Voices, Feb 24 & 25

Manfred Fischbeck | Group Motion
Tel. 215-387-9895| company@groupmotion.org
Photos available at https://www.groupmotion.org/photos

Group Motion, Philadelphia’s longest running contemporary dance company, will present New Voices on February 24th and 25th, 8pm at the CEC’s Meetinghouse Theater. This will be the latest iteration of the Spiel Uhr Series, which has featured works by Group Motion and guest artists since 1983. For this series, Co-Artistic Director Manfred Fischbeck has curated the evening to include dances by new voices to the city. It will showcase senior dance majors from the University of the Arts Juliette Bernstein, Breyanna Maples, and Meredith Pellon, along with choreographer Paige Phillips, who had until recently been making work in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers ready World Premiere of Faith Project/The Door, March 22-24.

Carrie Gorn | Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Tel. 215-480-7423| cgornpr@gmail.com
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What is the role movement plays in religious rituals? Can the artistic process create a safe space where the essences of different spiritual orientations can be revealed? Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) will mark its 10th Anniversary in Philadelphia by exploring those questions and more in their latest work, Faith Project/The Door. That exploration, which included work with multiple spiritual communities across the city will culminate in a World Premiere performance March 22-24 at Prince Theater. Ticket are $20-$40 and are available online at http://www.kyld.org or at the Prince Theater box office. Continue reading