Updated for this year’s Fringe, Spherus: a trio-show featuring international juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by aerial dancers, Rachel Lancaster & Christine Morano. In collaboration with video-projection artist Jeff Bethea, multimedia effects enhance venue installation, juggling sculptures & acrobatics.
$20 / 60 minutes
Originally trained as an engineer, Greg Kennedy, uses the principles of geometry and physics to create groundbreaking work with original apparatus. As a young juggler he quickly made a name for himself in the juggling community not only by his mastery of traditional juggling technique, but also for creating entirely new forms of manipulation. He is now renowned for his many original contributions to juggling as an art form. Jugglers know him for his award-winning creativity; audiences know him for his entertaining performance, making visual spectacles out of everyday objects. Greg toured with Cirque du Soleil for five years, won the Gold medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Championships, appeared on the Tonight Show, has been featured on the cover of Juggle magazine, received over two million views on YouTube, and performed on five different continents.
Christine Morano is a freelance dancer & aerialist. She has been teaching at The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts since 2009. She is currently a dancer for DanceFusion, an aerialist for Invisible River, and performs in Greg Kennedy’s productions: Spherus & Theorem. She has degrees in Biology and Dance from Stockton University, and has completed the Professional Training Program at Frequent Flyers Productions Aerial Dance Theater.
Rachel Lancaster graduated from the University of the Arts for Acting in 2012. She is a professional Circus Performer and an instructor at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. In addition to Acting and Aerials she Hula-Hoops and perform with fire. Her background in dance includes ballet, jazz, and modern.
Jeff Bethea is a multimedia enthusiast, currently based in Philadelphia, exploring the multiple facets of what it means to integrate the physical and digital worlds with a creative passion. His unending tenacity flourishes most when forming audiovisual and interactive experiences.
Brynna Raine, the creative paradox, utilizing her global perspective, experience, and unique mix of creative talents & technical skills to direct productions in new ways. She’s studied at traditional institutions & cultural epicenters: bending barriers to see situations from unexpected perspectives.
Spherus is a nonverbal trio-show designed for theatrical venues. It features International Juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by two aerial dancers. Greg’s structural shape creations appear in this show, along with dazzling artistry on aerial apparatus. Philly Fringe is allowing us to bring new light to the circus-inspired Spherus. Greg Kennedy, in collaboration with video-projection artist Jeff Bethea, are creating a new realm for this unique spectacular of manipulation arts and aerial acrobatics. Featuring Greg’s world-renowned juggling & acrobatic sculptures, enhanced by venue installation, & interactive design, Spherus is certain to fascinate!