Summer Workshop Series:
Single Tray Box with Magnetic Closure
($20 Materials fee)
Instructor: Tara O’Brien
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2011
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of the Arts 333 South Broad Street (2nd Floor Bindery)
$75/Members, $95/Non-Members. Material fees are paid to the Teaching Artist on the day of the workshop.
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Bodies of Text III
unique collaboration between Philadelphia’s Dance and Book Arts Communities
Featuring Collaborations between:
Stone Depot Dance Lab & Anna Mavromatis
Melissa Diane & Bonnie Whitfield
September 3, 2011 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Clark Park, West Philadelphia
Corner of Woodland Ave and 43rd/45th Streets in West Philadelphia
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The Bodies of Text series concludes with exciting outdoor performances that will be site-specific and take place during the Philly Fringe Festival.
Stone Depot Dance Lab’s new work is a collaboration with visual artist Nicole Donnelly, who will create large outdoor sculptures for the piece. Anna Mavromatis’ provocative book, In the Wings, which utilizes a curved structure, pattern and multiplicity, provides the inspiration for Stone Depot choreographers Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Beau Hancock and Donnelly to create a unique outdoor performance environment. The piece also uses source material from early motion study photographs by Eadweard Muybridge.
Melissa Diane (Jacelyn Biondo and Kristen Shahverdian) is a site-inspired, movement-driven performance company. For Bodies of Text III, Melissa Diane presents City Calm Down, inspired by Bonnie Whitfield’s heavily altered book, A Den Brooklyn Nights, in which Whitfield utilizes Thoreau's exploration of isolation in the wilderness in Walden to describe her personal isolation within her relationship as well as in her new city of Brooklyn. The work juxtaposes inside and outside worlds and explores how we act when we are alone and how we interact intimately when with another person. Often contradictory emotions explode in the work as Melissa Diane uses the backdrop of a West Philadelphia location, Whitfield’s book and their own character studies to explore subversive and aggressive behaviors, feminism and what it does to our behavior when we are seen or hidden.
This performance is an opportunity for audience members to experience dance in an unusual setting, and reinvents the usual surroundings of the park for passersby. Site-specific works provide the audience with the agency to connect with the performance in their own way. So often dance performance is limited to proscenium stages, expensive concert halls, and obscure or inaccessible venues. In placing this performance in Clark Park and charging no admission creates a welcoming environment for all members of Philadelphia’s diverse community to share in the artistic process of the Bodies of Text project. The audience is invited to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
The artist books will be on display at the event, and the dances will be followed by a discussion between choreographers and book artists.
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