For the Fringe 2021 performance season, the Leah Stein Dance Company invites audiences to an interactive, outdoor event that will run for 4 hours in the parking lot of the Art Room Studio in South Philly. This event will provide space for guests to mingle after months of separation, witness live works from local artists, including former REAP artists, Emily Bate, Ama Gora and L. Graciella Maiolatesi, and participate in guided improvisational movement scores. During the event, we will introduce our reimagined REAP (Residency for Emerging Artists) program.
Extending the celebration of our 20th Anniversary season, our program will include exclusive access to LSDC’s archival works, live performance, and later in the evening a new film created during the pandemic featuring dance artists: Crux, Shannon Brooks, Maddie Hopfield, Kimya Jackson, L. Graciella Maiolatesi, Gabrielle Revlock, and Michele Tantoco.
There will be vegan-friendly food, drinks, mixing, and space for dancing in between performances. Performances and viewings will be repeated throughout the event providing the audience with the initiative to “choose their own adventure” as they roam from mingling to witnessing, to participating. While this event appears chaotic at first, if COVID has taught us anything, it is how we come together amidst the chaos, deeply listen to our impulses, and still find the through-line amongst the noise.
LSDC + REAP artist performances 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
5:45pm-7pm, REAP Performances
8:15 Closing Dance Party
Dance Artists/Creative Team: Crux, Shannon Brooks, Ama Gora, Maddie Hopfield, Kimya Jackson, L. Graciella Maiolatesi, Gabrielle Revlock, Leah Stein, and Michele Tantoco.
Production Coordinator: Christina Gesualdi
All are welcome. There may be some mature content issues of race, gender, sexuality. Audiences may choose how they engage. Appropriate for Ages 18+
Come as you are.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Performances repeat, archive viewing ongoing,
About the Artists
Leah Stein Dance Company connects people from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, age groups, and communities through the creation of site-specific dance that enlivens a sense of place. LSDC creates site-specific performances that invoke and illuminate the living histories of built and natural spaces. LSDC integrates improvisational methods and invites audiences to be part of the performance space; this shared experience among performers and audience is at the heart of LSDC dances. The company investigates interrelationships between body, sound, and site, and develops and maintains strong collaborations with musicians, singers, visual artists, and local communities. LSDC supports dance artists through residency and performance programming at the Art Room Studio and engages in ongoing educational programs with young people throughout the region.