PDP Presents

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Subcircle premiere: "All this happened, more or less"

April 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

Choreographer Niki Cousineau and Designer Jorge Cousineau, as Subcircle, create poetic and moving theatrical works that focus on the space where performance happens. For this performance, the two artists will create a work that uncovers process, collaboration and design while in performance. All this happened more or less is a new work in which the movers, set and music are all protagonists. The piece begins with the collapse of all elements so that the rebuilding becomes the journey- exposing the partnership; decisions and silences. Performed by Niki and Jorge Cousineau with Beau Hancock, Rosi Langabeer, Christy Lee, Scott McPheeters and Christina Zani.

Subcircle’s attention to detail and the intensity of their full scale atmospheric work is outstanding among their peers. “Riveting” and “magically surreal,” Subcircle’s work “unfolds  episodically yet seamlessly, with continuous transformations” which transform theatrical and site-specific spaces by merging dance, sound, set design, lighting, and film. Whether site-specific or performance for the stage, each work aims to convey to audience and performer alike an inseparability of performance from environment.

About the artists

SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance 2014

March 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
March 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Nichole Canuso/ Philadelphia      Super Group/Minneapolis 

Jose Navarrete/San Francisco      Elia Mrak/Seattle

Nora Gibson- Philadelphia / John Scott- Dublin, Ireland

February 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
February 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
March 1, 2014 - 7:30pm

Two choreographers on a shared program.

Philadelphia dancer and choreographer Nora Gibson will premiere Temporal Objects in which Gibson and collaborator, lighting designer Clifford Greer, combine forces again to integrate movement patterns and light, taking inspiration from fugue scores, romanticism, and perception of memory and time. “…severely focused intellectual beauty…” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Performance Susan Rethorst: Moving In Philadelphia | THEN: A World Premiere

January 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

PDP presents THEN, the finale of Susan Rethorst/Moving in Philadelphia: 2013-2014, a year of creative events and performances in the region by iconic New York “downtown dance” artist Susan Rethorst. Choreographed exclusively for Group Motion and a stellar cast of dancer/creators, this new work features Lindsay Browning, Ellie Goudie-Averill, Gregory Holt, David Konyk, and Lesya Popil.

Informance Susan Rethorst: Moving In Philadelphia- Perceiving the 'Just This'-ness...

December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Artist/Audience conversation with preview performance excerpts by Group Motion and discussion with Susan Rethorst; Manfred Fischbeck, Director of Group Motion; Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director of Danspace Project; and Lois Welk, Executive Director of DanceUP.

Post-Informance book signing with Susan Rethrost.