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Posted December 13th, 2010

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Ticket Link for Sat. Gala Performance, Jan. 22, 2011 at 9PM:

Ticket Link for the Sun. Matinee, Jan. 23, 2011 at 5PM:
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Kosoko Performance Group in partnership with POST OP Festival 2011 PRESENTS

American Chameleons: A Performance Showcase

Featuring Philadelphia Premieres by Deborah Hay & Brandin Steffenson,

iele paloumpis, Vince Johnson, and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

January 22 at 9PM & January 23 at 5PM

Post-Performance Discussion with the Artists on Jan. 23, 2011

Kosoko Performance Group (8, 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival) is excited to celebrate its second annual performance party series with a show entitled American Chameleons: A Performance Showcase at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street, as a part of the 2011 Post Op Festival. Hosted by dance and theater artist Christina Zani, American Chameleons will showcase a mixed bill of energized, high quality, post-modern performances. New York based performer Brandin Steffensen will perform the Philadelphia premiere of NEWS commissioned from world-renowned dance artist and choreographer Deborah Hay. The evening will also showcase the wildly engaging dance theater antics of Drunken Monkey by hip-hop dancer/choreographer Vince Johnson formally of Rennie Harris Puremovement. Performance artist iele paloumpis will make their Painted Bride Arts Center debut with the dance-film REALNESS, as well as a live performance of Give It,Take It; while Kosoko Performance Group will complete the showcase with the Philadelphia full-length premiere of the dance-autobiography An Expectation of Violence.

The mission of The 2011 Post Op Festival is to respond to the nation’s economic retrenchment by bringing affordable American dance, performance art, and mixed media dance-theater closer to the people of Philadelphia. Post-Op is a completely donation-based (pay what you think) festival meant to bring high quality performance experience to all people, no matter the depth of their pockets. The Post Op goal is to fill the house with all kinds of people. We want Philadelphians to come out and support its local grassroots performance culture.

The 2011 Post Op Festival is made possible through the generous support from its sponsors: Dance/USA Philadelphia’s New Stages for Dance, MetLife Foundation, University of the Arts, The Painted Bride Arts Center, and Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre.