Brian Sanders' JUNK
Saturday, September 19
Escape the crush of urban living and be transported to a more bucolic way of life; American Standard mulls JUNK’s evocative style with the twangs of bluegrass, the sweet smell of rotting hay and bare flesh atop a shaggy Hereford. Where will a quest for a more tranquil existence will lead us? Our roots hold a certain veracity…
$30-$75 / 50 minutes
Join us at select performances for a special two-course meal artfully conceptualized by Executive Chef Alex Garfinkel (A&G Catering). Chef Alex Garfinkel has spent the last decade developing his talents at a collection of iconic eateries including Lacroix, Le Bec Fin, Morimoto, Amada, and Mugaritz (Spain). Chef Garfinkel’s ‘Straw Bowl Special’ menu brings us back to the days when a simple meal with friends in the barn was the norm, all while utilizing superior local and sustainable ingredients that will tantalize your taste-buds, including tomato jam, braised short rib, parmesan custard and much more.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” and declare Sanders as “the city’s most exciting choreographer.” JUNK’s mission as a dance-theater company is to inspire with creativity. The company strives to produce work that is both artistic and accessible while maintaining a ceaseless desire to try new things. Through original productions and community outreach JUNK seeks to serve as a catalyst for generating fresh ideas and to encourage us to see the world in a new and vital way.