Get your Tickets for the A.W.A.R.D. Show and Bodies of Text II!
Tickets are $15 (or $40 for all four shows and can be purchased at Ticket Philadelphia www.ticketphiladelphia.org on-line; 215-893-1999 phone 9am-8pm or in person Kimmel Center Box Office, 300 S. Broad St. 10am-6pm
The May 18th program features Eric Bean, (Koresh Dance Company member) in Prime set on the dancers of Eleone Dance Ensemble. Eleanor Goudie-Averill (dancer for Group Motion and founder of Stone Depot Dance) presents the premiere of Convictions 1-111. Meredith Rainey (retired PA Ballet dancer and director of Carbon Dance Theatre) will perform This Is It/It Is This, a duet with Sun-Mi Cho. Brian Sanders (MOMIX Alum and founder of Junk) will show excerpts from his latest creation Dancing Dead.
If we are selected from this first evening, we will also perform on May 21st in the Finals! Ellie will also be dancing for Rain Ross Dance and MacArthur Dance Project on May 19-20th!
Stone Depot Dance Lab, Movement Brigade and Here [begin] Dance
will be performed on Friday, May 27th at Studio34 located at 4522 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia at 8 pm followed by a discussion with the Choreographers and Book Artists, moderated by Philadelphia Center for the Book’s Curator, Mary Tasillo.
The performances will continue throughout the weekend at the historic Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street in Old City on Saturday May 28th at 7 & 9 pm and Sunday, May 29th at 7 pm. These performances are co-presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects and made possible by a grant from New Stages for Dance, a program of Dance USA/Philadelphia. All three works are world premieres and explore different aspects of the natural and the organic world. Tickets for the Christ Church performances are $15 ($12 for Dance Pass holders
and $10 for students) and are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168224) and at the door.
Stone Depot Dance Lab’s new work is inspired by Judith Robison’s gorgeous interpretation of Colette Inez’s poem, The Woman Who Loved Worms. Inez created the poem based on the legend of a Japanese woman with “unpinned hair, weevils queuing across her bare and unbound feet.” Many beautiful layers of Tibetan paper make up the book, just as many layers of interpretation have gone into Goudie-Averill’s intricate
dance. Danced by Goudie-Averill and Katherine Stark, the piece explores the expectations placed on women across cultures and mimes the poem’s kinetic, natural imagery.