Casual Friday at PIFA & Announcing Zipline!
A part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
Friday April 12 at 6:30 & 8:30 PM and Friday April 19 at 6:30PM & 8:30 PM, with a Happy Hour starting each evening at 5 pm
Ruba Club, 414 Green St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tickets: $15 General & $10 Student, Seniors and DancePass, purchase at the door or at http://www.pifa.org
Stone Depot Dance Lab’s performance of Casual Friday, choreographed and danced by Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Beau Hancock, with LIVE original music by Christopher Farrell, begins with a Happy Hour, sponsored by Philadelphia Brewing Company, and continues on a wild ride through Casual Friday’s unorthodox history. Two interns, danced by Temple students Cody Knable and Nia Shand, hustle to keep up with flying file folders, out of control typewriters and constantly shifting costumes—from the pencil skirts and polyester pant suits of the 60s, to the skorts and cut-offs of the 90s—designed by Patricia Dominquez. This is a performance for anyone who has braved the work force, navigated the social strictures of bosses and co-workers, or simply needs a Casual Friday for any reason.
& Announcing ZIPLINE: premiering the works of 8 emerging & seasoned female choreographers, presented by Meredith Lyons, Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Settlement Music School
Friday and Saturdays, May 10, 11 & 18, 7:30pm & Sunday, May 19, 6pm
Zipline connects points near and far with 8 choreographers, the nationally presented and the up-and-coming, from five different cities. In a deliberate decision to support female choreographers with a drive to create bold and intriguing dance works, the artists curated for the two weekends of performance are: Amy Lynne Barr, Sarah Gamblin, Ellie Goudie-Averill/Stone Depot Dance Lab, Jennifer Kayle, Tori Lawrence + Co, Meredith Lyons, Sarah Rosner/A. O. Movement Collective, and Pamela Vail; along with dancers Edward Rice (Sleep No More, Then She Fell); Anna Adams Stark, Lillie De, Leah Ives & Emily Skillings (AOMC, NYC), Bethany Nelson (Jackson, Mississippi), and Philadelphia’s own Katherine Kiefer Stark and Duane Lee Holland. Each weekend will feature a different combination of performances by both Philadelphia artists and nationally recognized choreographers. Each night will open with live music performed by the faculty of Settlement Music School.