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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Kelly Adorno

Posted August 10th, 2012

Philadelphia-based dance company Somatic Movers will present Counter Rotation at this year’s Philly Fringe. The term ‘somatic’ means “of the body,” and so, a somatic mover is one who takes movement direction from bones and skin, rather than books or . . . disembodied persons (a ghost, oh my!). One can only assume that Counter Rotation will revolve around (ha!) elbows, knees, hips–all ingredients for a geriatric nightmare! Luckily, Somatic Movers is young; the group is comprised of recent graduates from several Philly schools including Temple, Drexel, and DeSales. Artistic director and choreographer Kelly Adorno answered our questions, after the jump.

Name: Kelly Adorno.

Age: 25.

Where were you born? Prospect Park, PA.

Show TitleCounter Rotation.

Explain your performance in 2 sentences. To an 8-year-old. You get to see stories told through dancers moving around. And be sure to sit in the front row, you might get wet!

What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria? Create some sort of musical pizzeria where everyone has to sing the menu.

Favorite coffee shop? What do you order? Bean Exchange on 7th & Bainbridge, large iced coffee.

What’s your favorite nickname for Philadelphia? Flip, Flip, Flip-adelphia.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA? A woman with a moustache eating not only pizza, but part of the brown bag as well.

Counter Rotation runs September 15 at 7:30 pm at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. $12.

–Audrey McGlinchy