SCUBA ’13 National Touring Network for Dance - GREEN CHAIR DANCE GROUP(Philadelphia) & THE REAL SHANNON STEWART(Seattle)
THE REAL SHANNON STEWART (Seattle)
An Inner Place That Has No Place is part of a suite of dance and film works exploring memory and memory loss - personal, material, and societal. Created by choreographer/dancer Shannon Stewart in collaboration with filmmaker Adam Sekuler, composer Jeff Huston, and performers Meredith Horiuchi, Mary Margaret Moore, Aaron Swartzman, Rosa Vissers, and David Wolbrecht, the work fulfills the physicality of space with atomized motion, that is through choreography distilled into distinct dance units.
“…dancers beautifully balance their way trough a complicated scheme of light, sound and video of themselves that is rich and disorienting.” “…ruggedly athletic” Seattle Times
Shannon Stewart’s choreography is filled with brave, unusual contrasts and is by turns athletic, detail-oriented and tranquil.” Seattle Dances
GREEN CHAIR DANCE GROUP
Tandem Biking and Other Dangerous Pastimes for Two…
With a mix of intellect and exuberance, the Green Chair trio of dancer/director/choreographers
Sarah Gladwin-Camp, Gregory Holt and Hannah DeKeijzer create accessible dance/theater works that draw from diverse backgrounds in improvisation, linguistics, math, and a wide swath of movement techniques.
“Green Chair Dance Group showed a charming ability to connect with its viewers and make us feel like we were part of the show: that they were there for us, just like they are there for each other.” thINKing Dance
WOLF-IN-SKINS: A Dance Opera Choreography by Christopher Williams with music by Gregory Spears (extracted scenes)
Co-produced in collaboration with American Opera Projects and the Conwell Dance Theater of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance, ”Wolf-in-Skins” an epic “dance-opera by choreographer/puppeteer/dancer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears is inspired by ancient themes of the “mythic hero’s journey” found in the faerie legends, folklore, and earliest literature of the Insular Celtic cultures.
SEEKING DANCERS FOR WOLF-IN-SKINS* a new dance/opera work created by New York based choreographer Christopher Williams
Williams seeks men dancers currently working and/or studying in Philadelphia to create an ensemble dance scene in his new work-in-progress dance-opera “Wolf-in-Skins.”
Dancers must be technically skilled, open to experimentation, and
willing to perform in drag.
Musical and theatrical inclinations as well as partnering skills are a plus.
Bilateral: BUDAPEST/PHILLY DANCE ARTISTS EXCHANGE WORKSHOPS - as part of Polish and Hungarian International Guest Artists at Philly PARD 9/11-9/27
For three weeks beginning September 10, Hungarian Choreographers Ferenc Feher and Katalin Lengyel will take part in a special artist residency program developed by DanceUP, The Hungary Workshop Foundation and Philadelphia Dance Projects. Artists are invited to explore dance and other cultural resources of Philadelphia as research for their own creative work and professional growth.
featuring Holly Johnston’s Ledges & Bones
Dance Project (San Francisco) and Gabrielle Revlock (Philadelphia)
Fri., March 16 at 7:30PM
Sat., March 17 at 2:30PM
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Dance Magazine has called Holly Johnston “a fearless and fluid dancer.” She will perform with her ensemble Ledges & Bones, excerpts from her latest choreographic project, Want. Dancers shift through a visual landscape as they explore the exhilarating, maddening, and often mysterious terrain of relationships and our instinct for self-gratification. Want, is Johnston’s first project to make visual design an equal partner in the creative process. The graphic content [of Want] is as kinetic as the dancers. Collaborating with visual artists Taso Papadakis, Kyle Ruebsamen, and Michael Fullman, Holly Johnston has created a performance piece that graphically animates the theater with Projection Mapping Technology. “It sounds sophisticated – and it is – but at bottom, it’s a form of interactive video projection,” explains Johnston. “The video is programmed to follow and respond to the dancers.”
As an “emerging” dance artist on the Philly scene Gabrielle Revlock has demonstrated a highly individual style of movement composition around content that resonates with her peer generation. In recent collaborations she and co-creators seem to be pushing the boundaries of what can be quirky and mad-cap, but her own choreographic work, though tinged with humor, explores a kind of solitariness and isolation - whether it’s a deep concentration with a hoop or personal interactions within a group. She has an engaging dramatic presence, enlarged with clever and pleasing movement sequences. Revlock will perform a re-worked hula solo “Indivisible” with music by Jacob Mitas. Several of her short dance video works will be screened.
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