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  • 20 N American St
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19106
  • United States

BLIND DATE:
dance and music duos

 

Nichole Canuso & Toshi Makihara
Raphael Xavier & Bobby Zankel
Annie Wilson & Kyle Press
Levi Gonzalez & Jesse Sparhawk
Beau Hancock & Rosie Langabeer 


We invited ten performers - five musicians and five dancers - and paired them with someone they've never performed with. We played match maker - and were careful to take risks. What will happen? We don't exactly know. Blind Date is here to inspire a conversation. To bring the possibilities between music and dance into focus, help us understand and challenge the continuum of improvisation in performance, and to anticipate the unknown--the inherent potential for disaster and greatness that comes from this edge of inquiry. 

Friday, October 7, 2011 @ 8pm

Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19106


$15 general admission / Two for $20
$10 students


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Support for this program has been provided by the New Stages for Dance Initiative, a program of Dance UP with leadership support provided by the Met Life foundation. 

Photo of Nichole Canuso by JJ Tiziou.

INTIMACY, ABUN/DANCE & PERMIT

Choreography from three decades by Levi Gonzalez, Christina Zani, and Headlong Dance Theater 

Permit is a duet for Amy Smith and Andrew Simonet in which the dancers must receive permission for their next move before enacting it. This piece premiered at the 20th Century Garage, Headlong Dance Theater’s first studio in 1994. (15 min) 

abun/dance is a small dance that has a lot of flavors and likes to devour itself. It started with text. Accumulative movements and a character grew out of the text. It is like a guided tour of the world, lead by an outsider. The piece always riffs on it's original structure, but is highly mutable and portable. abun/dance was created by Zani in 2005 during a residency at the Atlantic Center For the Arts under the mentorship of Douglas Dunn. (12 min) 

Intimacy brings the practice of making into the moment of live performance. Levi prioritized instinct over concept, leaning into the idiosyncracies of his own interests. By framing the action with language, Levi establishes a directness with the spectator that resists metaphor, while leaving space to engage the imagination. Intimacy examines how we navigate the shared experience of audience and performer. (45 min) 


Saturday, October 8, 2011 @ 8pm
Sunday, October 9, 2011 @ 7pm


Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19106


$15 general admission / Two for $20
$10 students
 

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Support for this program has been provided by the New Stages for Dance Initiative, a program of Dance UP with leadership support provided by the Met Life foundation.
Photo of Levi Gonzalez by Ryutaro Mishima

workshop


 

Using the traditional technique class structure as a model, this workshop will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. 

We will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities and will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means. We will further engage our relationship to performing through a series of structured exercises and discussion that challenge ownership, aesthetic preference, commitment to performance and our notions of what form is and can be. 

Sunday, October 9, 2pm - 5pm

Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19106


$10 ($5 with a dance pass)