Evalina “Wally” Carbonell and Weiwei Ma, with Ajibola Rivers
September 24-September 27
118 W Phil Ellena Street
“Blood,” is a new dance work, created and performed by two female artists. Evalina “Wally” Carbonell and Weiwei Ma are joined on stage by composer, Ajibola Jeremy Rivers in this sublime contemplation of the very blood that fuels our humanity. “The fragile scarlet tree we carry within us,” (Osbert Sitwell), blood itself and it’s flowing viscosity, alternately violent and beautiful, is the inspiration behind this work. A Philadelphia Fringe Festival premiere, “Blood,” revels in the drama of the female body, painting the space with curving mystery and heated fluidity. Wally and Weiwei have worked together under the umbrella of the internationally renowned and Philadelphia-based Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYL/D) since 2013. “Blood,” marks their first independent choreographic collaboration with one another.
This is an IRL (In Real Life) Performance. Tickets must be purchased in advance and the artists presenting the show will be in touch before the day of the show to specify how arrival and seating will function as per current pandemic-related safety requirements.
Please know that we are staying up to date with regards to all recommended COVID-19-related health concerns and necessary safety precautions. The audiences attending our live shows will be seated outdoors looking into a garage studio setting where the performance will take place. In order for us to accommodate social distancing requirements at the time of the shows, audiences are required to purchase tickets in advance and with the person or group of people in your pod who you will be sitting. If you are not already mixing with a friend or acquaintance, it is important that you purchase tickets as separate transactions, so that we can set up chairs in the appropriately distanced locations accordingly.
Appropriate for all ages.
Thursday, Sept 24 at 6pm & 8pm
Friday, Sept 25 at 6pm & 8pm
Saturday, Sept 26 at 6pm & 8pm
Sunday, Sept 27 at 6pm
$20 general admission
About the Artists
Evalina “Wally” Carbonell is an independent creator and Dance Artist with Philadelphia’s own, Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYL/D). Originally from Maryland, she received her early training at the National Ballet School in the Cechetti method and went on to earn a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Evalina joined Roxey Ballet Company where she danced as a principal artist for six years. Since joining KYL/D in 2012, Evalina has become an increasingly prolific new choreographic voice, performing and presenting her own work throughout the East Coast. In 2018, she was honored to be able to create a new work on the dancers of KYL/D for their home season, and this fall marks her 7th year of presenting new work in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Weiwei Ma is a Chinese dancer, teacher, and choreographer who started professional Chinese dance training at eleven. She studied choreography at The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Arts where she graduated with a BFA degree. Before coming to Philadelphia, Weiwei taught Chinese classical dance and choreography at Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. Weiwei graduated with her MFA degree from Temple University.
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