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habitus

habitus

Ann Hamilton Sept 6 - Oct 10 2016

“Watching a raw material become a single thread, join other thread to become a warp or weft of a cloth or carpet holds for...

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Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Lois Welk Presented in conjunction with the Knowing Dance More Series, The University of the Arts Choreographer Boris Charmatz...

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20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night

20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night

Citizen by Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group Sept 8 2016

  20th Annual Fringe Festival Opening Night Celebrate 20 years of defying expectation, challenging convention and inspiring new ways of thinking. Join us for...

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Room 21

Room 21

Jace Clayton Sept 9 2016

“My approach to composition is informed by my background as a DJ, and in many ways Albert Barnes himself thought like a DJ by...

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Matador

Matador

Ethos Physical Theatre Company Sept 9 — Sept 10 2016

  A Mexican fairy tale about a fearsome Matador and his Godless bull. The show features an impressive display of physical bad-assery including static...

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Levée des conflits

Levée des conflits

Boris Charmatz Sept 9-10 2016

100 minutes “The project is at the same time minimal and totally beyond measure: minimal because the whole of the piece can be grasped...

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CITIZEN

CITIZEN

Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group Sept 8-10 2016

75 minutes “More and more questions about what it means to be a citizen in America, over history and to-date, started to saturate my...

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Alternative Theatre Festival

Alternative Theatre Festival

iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Sept 10 2016

Alternative Theatre Festival (known fondly as ATF) is iNtuitions Experimental Theatre’s annual Philly Fringe Festival performance, comprised of a collection of short experimental pieces...

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The Eumenides

The Eumenides

Marcia Ferguson and White Box Theatre Sept 10 2016

Third in Aeschylus’ classic Oresteia trilogy, performed amidst extraordinary ancient artifacts in Penn’s Museum. A story about mother-murder, the foundations of our juried justice...

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Barry: Mamaloshen in dance!

Barry: Mamaloshen in dance!

Asya Zlatina and Dancers Sept 7 – 11 2016

  Barry: Mamaloshen in dance! celebrates life, the beauty of Yiddish culture and “Mamaloshen” through the beloved music of the Barry Sisters. The soundtrack...

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Sound from the Bench: political appropriations by Ted Hearne

Sound from the Bench: political appropriations by Ted Hearne

The Crossing Sept 11 2016

“Ted is unrelenting about getting the right moments in his music.  I love that.” Donald Nally, conductor of The Crossing “Some of the most expressive...

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Lore

Lore

ROMPUS

Immerse yourself in a bubble of sound, color, light, and storytelling with the art troupe ROMPUS as they team up with local musicians to...

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Grounded Autonomy

Grounded Autonomy

Garrett Olthuis and Sean Green Sept 9-11 2016

  Explaining the inexplicable pull of another person, and redefining what that means to you. Going against the grain, or in this case Gravity,...

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Notes of a Native Song

Notes of a Native Song

Stew and Heidi Rodewald Sept 8 - 11 2016

“A celebration of Baldwin’s legacy as an inspiration for artists to create their own work that, like his, defies genres and expectations.” Charles Isherwood,...

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story of my eye

story of my eye

GOATPIG Sept 10 - 12 2016

  story of my eye is a vaudevillian meta-pageant; it’s a public access variety show; it’s a saturnalia of excessive grotesquery that dips into...

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Crave

Crave

Svaha Theatre Sept 9-13 2016

Sarah Kane’s “text for performance” explores the destructive power of love, and the painful truth of what it means to be alive. In this...

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Take Comfort in Falling Forever

Andrew Heller Sept 15 2016

First time writer/director, Andrew Heller, presents an examination of humanity’s subjectivity to salvation in the form of one man. $10 / 90 minutes

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Gala

Gala

Jérôme Bel Sep 13 – 15 2016

“We have to be open to new performers, new behaviors, new cultures.” Jérôme Bel “Gala forces audience expectations to the fore, and blurs the...

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Explore Macbeth by Third World Bunfight

Explore Macbeth by Third World Bunfight

Film Screening: Brett Bailey: Caught in the Act Produced and directed by Nicky Newman Introduction by Dr. Megan Lewis, assistant professor of theater history...

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Hot Dog

Hot Dog

Sassy

A Hot Dog walks into a bar… Amanda Sirois and Maev Lowe are two gnomes who met during a semester long intensive at the...

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With Flint And Steel

With Flint And Steel

duende Sept 16 2016

Impulse, attack, friction: a spark. Every strike creates a response and ignites motion. This performance by dancers Chloe Felesina and Gary Jeter, along with...

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Say No More

Say No More

Wild Plum Productions Sept 15 — 17 2016

Say No More is presented by Wild Plum Productions at the Jed Williams Gallery on Bainbridge Street September 15, 16, 17 at 7:30. This tweaking...

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CATCH takes BOK

CATCH takes BOK

CATCH Sept 17 2016

“It’s really a party with a show in the middle of it.” CATCH “Consistently entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and irreverent.” The New York Times CATCH is the Obie award-winning,...

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Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Tangle Movement Arts Sept 14—17 2016

How far can you see beneath the surface? Tangle’s acrobats explore life’s hidden currents and push through the forces that pull us together. Merging...

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Reality Check

Reality Check

ETC Theater Sept 9-17 2016

  Reality TV isn’t real. But, what if your real life was actually scripted? What if you were nothing more than a crappy character...

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I Fucking Dare You

I Fucking Dare You

The Berserker Residents Sept 9-17 2016

    A Berserker clown doubleheader! Tremble as a lunatic prince (Brad Wrenn) drags you deep into bowels of his dank dungeon. Then go...

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Bedlam: Shakespeare in Rehab

Bedlam: Shakespeare in Rehab

Manayunk Theatre Company Sept 9-17 2016

  Bedlam: Shakespeare in Rehab takes everything you know about classic theater and turns it on its head. Shakespearean Heroines are ripped out of their...

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Clothing: Stories From The Closet

Clothing: Stories From The Closet

Linda Dubin Garfield and Susan DiPronio Sept 11-18 2016

  Clothing: it’s what you chose to wear, how you adorn yourself; it shows who you are. It’s what drapes the windows of your...

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The Sincerity Project (2016)

The Sincerity Project (2016)

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation Sept 8 - 18 2016

“The real and authentic version of people never stands still—it’s always impacted by time—we’re using the truth of these people’s lives and their experiences...

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Sword of The Unicorn

Sword of The Unicorn

New Works Sept 9 – 18 2016

Dinosaurs, aliens, and bears oh my! Sword of the Unicorn at the Drake Theater will blow your mind with pure awesomeness. The dark dragon...

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the underrated act of talking to oneself

the underrated act of talking to oneself

femme. collective Sept 17-18 2016

Founded in “jouska,” the hypothetical and often lively conversation one has with oneself, femme. collective presents an invitation to experience the tension and slack,...

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Pandæmonium

Pandæmonium

Nichole Canuso Dance Company Sept 14–18 2016

Somewhere between everyday experience and a fever dream, to the left of the Mojave Desert, under burnt-out telephone lines, empty swimming pools and unfinished...

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Colored Girls Museum Presents: A Good Nights Sleep

Colored Girls Museum Presents: A Good Nights Sleep

The Colored Girls Museum Sept 9-18 2016

    The Colored Girls Museum Presents: A Good Nights Sleep A collective of nomadic travelers is charged with curing 400 years of sleeplessness...

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Animal Farm to Table

Animal Farm to Table

The Renegade Company Sept 9-18 2016

  What is our food utopia? Animal Farm to Table is a new form of dinner theater using the subject matter, philosophy, and themes...

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One Day Old

One Day Old

Written by Iraisa Ann Reilly Sept 9—18 2016

The true story of Operación Pedro Pan told through the lens of Neverland. A young woman in search of her Cuban roots meets a...

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Feed

Feed

Applied Mechanics Sept 9-19 2016

      Applied Mechanics is back, exploring the fields where we grow crops and the tables where we break bread. Seeds are time...

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Explicit Female

Explicit Female

Zornitsa Stoyanova | Here[begin] Dance Sept 17-20 2016

  Performance, dance, video art, and audience interaction merge in an expressive and surrealist event celebrating the female body. Stoyanova, a “neo-metal monster and...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Deep Blue Theatre Collective Sept 10-20 2016

      The sights, sounds, and smells of sultry New Orleans infuse this radical reimagining of an American classic. Join us as we...

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Hosts: Life, Death + the Absurd

Hosts: Life, Death + the Absurd

Carol Wisker Sept 9 – 24 2016

Hosts: Life, Death + the Absurd, Aug 31–Oct 2. Carol Wisker’s sculptural installations of objects, textiles, fiber and sound combine at the intersection of culture...

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Bodas de Sangre/ I Only Came to Use the Phone

Bodas de Sangre/ I Only Came to Use the Phone

The Duende Cycle Sept 16-21 2016

Two shows. Two languages. In repertory. Dos obras. Dos Idiomas. En repertorio. The first, Federico García Lorca’s classic tale Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding),...

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The House at the End of the World

The House at the End of the World

Plant Me Here

And the living kept living, and the dead stayed dead. And one by one, we gathered at dawn; there in the dark white rooms of...

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Bubblegum Army

Bubblegum Army

Models/Performers with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Sept 9-22 2016

    Sisters of the gum! An assemblage of artists, models, marvels, and musicians with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a degenerative connective tissue disorder that causes...

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JUNGLE

JUNGLE

Bradley's Bucks Sept 20-22

Bradley’s Bucks is a group of all male dancers and choreographers in Philadelphia. Their goal is to strive for unique transformations of Franky Bradley’s...

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Exile 2588

Exile 2588

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre Sept 8-23 2016

      Exile 2588 is an acrobatic folk-music space epic adaptation of the story of Io set 572 years in to the future....

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The Greatest Tuba Cover Band You've Ever Seen

The Greatest Tuba Cover Band You’ve Ever Seen

Tubular Sept 23 2016

Five musicians combine forces to bring your favorite tunes to life on incredibly cumbersome instruments (specifically, euphoniums, tubas, and drums). From Daft Punk to...

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Ultraviolette

Ultraviolette

The Rock School for Dance Education Sept. 24 2016

Exciting, energetic young talent from around the world perform classical and contemporary vignettes that will keep you on the edge of your seat!  Alumni...

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Le Cargo

Le Cargo

Faustin Linyekula Sept 24 2016

Faustin Linyekula has spent over a decade telling stories of bodies marked by history and lives marked by violence. Stories of the Congo. Of...

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Albert Camus' The Just

Albert Camus’ The Just

Übungsflugzeug Sept 9—24 2016

“You have declared war on the people. We have taken up the challenge.” Ivan Kaliayev, April 5, 1905. Behind the curtained window of a...

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A Runaway, a Soldier and a Snowball Fight

A Runaway, a Soldier and a Snowball Fight

Iron Age Theatre Sept 14 – 24 2016

 A Runaway, A Soldier and a Snowball Fight reveals the tense, comedic surreality in Boston, 1770 in the days leading up to the Boston...

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Zealous Whig

Zealous Whig

Paul Manganello/Fratellanza Theater Company Sept 19-24 2016

  Gardener, traveler, acrobat, Italian – next door neighbor to Thomas Jefferson. This high-octane solo show attempts to untangle a few national myths by...

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Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

Romeo Castellucci / Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio Sept 22 - 24 2016

“The collective need to have a scapegoat is a circle of iron from which contemporary community seems incapable of freeing itself.” Romeo Castellucci “Since...

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portrait of myself as my father

portrait of myself as my father

nora chipaumire Sep 23 – 24 2016

“A rock star of downtown dance, with a majestic quality that blows everything else out of the water.” Dance Magazine “I wanted the most...

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One-Man Apocalypse Now

One-Man Apocalypse Now

Chris Davis Sept 9 – 24 2016

Chris Davis re-imagines the iconic film Apocalypse Now in a hilarious and dark 60-minute adaptation set in an industrial warehouse on Gray’s Ave. Chris...

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The Elementary Spacetime Show

The Elementary Spacetime Show

César Alvarez Sept 10-24 2016

“The universe doesn’t care if you live. It just doesn’t want you to die as the result of a false impression.” César Alvarez “César...

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wise norlina

wise norlina

Stacy Collado, Hillary Pearson, Kat J. Sullivan Sept 18-24 2016

A compilation of works by Stacy Collado, Hillary Pearson, and Kat J. Sullivan exploring childlike idealisms in abstracted and conceptual structures. wise norlina uses...

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Tales of the Grotesque and Mysterious

Tales of the Grotesque and Mysterious

The Phenomenal Animals Sept 15 – 24 2016

  Enter Poe’s world. The black cat cries, the pendulum looms closer, and an empty tomb awaits. Edgar Allan Poe’s most twisted and horrific...

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Discordianalia Cabaret

Discordianalia Cabaret

Eris Temple Arts Sept 9-24 2016

Eris Temple Arts offers a multimedia showcase hosted by Radio Eris, featuring side projects, collaborations and special guest stars. Six nights of amazing music,...

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our poison

our poison

Leslie Davidson, Carolyn Marcinkiewicz & Jess Noel Sept 9-24

  our poison is a contemporary dance-theater project involving three individuals who create an elixir that enables them to achieve their wildest dreams. As...

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COMMODITIES

COMMODITIES

The OVEN Sept 12-24

      The OVEN currently resides in Baltimore City. Their performance piece, COMMODITIES, presents five stories of teenagers who’ve been coerced and sold...

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Eugène Ionesco's The Chairs

Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium Sept 6-25

                Ionesco’s hilarious, controversial, absurdist classic: an elderly couple play games in a lighthouse at the edge...

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We're all a little bit stubborn

We’re all a little bit stubborn

Megan Flynn Dance Company Sept 24-25 2016

Call it dogged. Or determined. Passionate and tenacious. Megan Flynn’s company of fully-embodied, physically articulate dancers present solos, duets and small group works that...

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Third World Bunfight Sept 24-25 2016

“I asked him to envisage Verdi’s original score as a monolithic mid-19th century cathedral, erected in the Congolese forests during the colonial era. Since...

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