DATE: May 10, 2019
TIME: 8:00 pm
LOCATION: 155 Cecil B Moore Ave Philadelphia, PA 19122
The air is describing us – lining our bodies – squeezing us gently – inside and out May 10, 2019

An evening of dance and installation consisting of two pieces: ‘The air is describing us / lining our bodies / squeezing us gently / inside and out’ and ‘It’s just easier this way.’ ‘The air is describing us’ began by asking six performers to explore the physicality of falling, and spiraled into a dichotomous community that feels isolated, yet requires the full support of the group to complete tasks. It acts as a metaphor for contemporary life, as we propel ourselves forward together despite ceaseless crashes around us. Performers include Ani Javian, Katherine Kiefer-Stark, Ashley Lippolis, Celine McBride, Kate Seethaler, and Mary Carmen Webb. ‘It’s just easier this way’ is performed by Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt, dancers from Columbus, OH. Their partnership in real life allows the dynamics of the duet to be intimate. It is at times sexy, funny, uncomfortable, and intense. Moving from the personal to the public, the work grapples with the tired, gendering tropes that our culture places upon heteronormative relationships. Sound design for the evening will be by Liam O’Connor, installation by Evan Dawson, and choreography by Paige Phillips.

photo credit: Stephen Takacs

DATES & TIMES
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

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