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Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer and Lecture

October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

FEELINGS ARE FACTS: THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER   Wednesday, October 19   6PM
Philadelphia premiere of new documentary film by JACK WALSH
post screening discussion with Jack Walsh and Yvonne Rainer

Trio A - a workshop with Pat Catterson

October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

What can be learned today from Yvonne Rainer’s 1966 influential work Trio A? Fifty years later, the impact of Rainer’s revolutionary ideas and work is still evident in the current choreographic scene. Although Rainer’s famous “No Manifesto” was not written about Trio A, this dance is a manifesto in itself. Its form, vocabulary, and performing stance challenged traditional choreographic methods and modes of presentation.

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