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Being/With: Workshop

Nichole Canuso Dance Company

September 13-September 22

2020 Fringe Festival

90–120 minutes



Audiences interested in exploring the themes of Being/With: Home in a group setting are invited to participate in one of four free interactive workshops connecting twelve participants at a time, each in their own home. Facilitated by NCDC artistic director Nichole Canuso and Spiral Q co-director Jennifer Turnbull. 

Open to up to 12 participants at a time, these workshops will explore the themes present in the performance (absence/presence; communication over distance; the power of listening) through a series of storytelling activities and movement structures. Each workshop will bend to reflect the interests and experiences of the participants.

These workshops are best enjoyed by folks who are curious about Being/With: Home but might want to first test the waters in a larger setting before venturing into the duet experience.

For more information about Being/With: Home, visit the event page for the Festival performances.


Sunday, Sept 13 at 5pm
Tuesday, Sept 15 at 6pm
Sunday, Sept 20 at 5pm
Tuesday, Sept 22 at 6pm


Free with RSVP

Happy Hour on the Fringe

In this episode we talk to Nichole Canuso, Artistic Director of the Nichole Canuso Dance Company. Join Nichole and Zach Blackwood for this happy hour as the two of them discuss the importance of connection in these times, the evolving state of performance, and their favorite places in Philly! To find out more about Nichole, visit the NCDC website at

About the artists

Nichole Canuso, Artistic Director of Nichole Canuso Dance Company, is interested in the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell other people. Her projects are concerned with creating moments of connection across distances, as well as the intimacy and immediacy that can come from simple exchanges. This artistic obsession manifests in performances that explore presence and absence, participation and spectacle. For the past two decades, sitting at the crossroads of movement, visual art, and theater, Canuso’s choreographic projects have been presented nationally (New York Live Arts (NYC), American Repertory Theater (MA), Los Angeles Performance Projects (CA), The International Festival for Art and Ideas (CT) and internationally (Hungary, Mexico, UK). Choreographic residencies include the Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography (FL), MacDowell (NH), Millay Colony for the Arts (NY), NCCAkron (OH), Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (GA), Headlands (CA). She is a 2017 Pew Fellow.

Jennifer Turnbull is a choreographer, performance and teaching artist. Turnbull develops art-based curriculum that weaves in concepts of formal education creating relevance and space for self-determination. Jennifer utilizes a lifetime of dance training to create most artwork in collaboration with art family. Collaborations have led to multidisciplinary ensemble performance, dance, music and film projects with SWARM, BARETEETH and other Philadelphia-based artists. The artistic process is a space to get free and hold our liberation as truth. The product is a critique of that which holds us down and apart from each other and ourselves. Jennifer is Co-Director of Spiral Q with Liza Goodell where they unleash the power of art to connect people to their collective creative force for change.

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