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Coven

Courtney Colón

September 5–10

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September 5 at 7:30pm

September 8 at 10:00pm

September 10 at 3:30pm


2022 Fringe Festival

45 min

$20

Icebox Project SpaceMap

Wheelchair Accessible


My country ‘tis of thee
Land of inequity
Of thee I sing

Coven navigates the anger, fear, and belief systems surrounding loss of bodily autonomy and the stripping of women’s rights. Through moments of emotional rawness and intimate vulnerability, Coven questions America as the “Land of the Free.”

Land where my mothers cried
Fought, bled, and sacrificed
For rights which we are now denied
Let freedom ring

Driven by the radical criminalization of abortion handed down by the Supreme Court, this movement installation seeks to fully immerse audience members inside of a ritual led by witches of the resistance invoking powerful women from the past and looking ahead to a feminist utopia of our own making.

Land of dystopia
Religious myopia
I mourn for thee

*To the tune of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
New lyrics by Reina del Cid

 

Appropriate for ages 13+

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.

Content Considerations

Systems of oppression in regards to women’s rights
Visuals of blood on women’s bodies in different forms
Possible triggers of violence against women/abortion

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.

About the Artist

Courtney Colón is an artist-activist working as a creator, educator, mover, and writer. Courtney’s work is socially-engaged, multidisciplinary, and feminist, centered on the politics of women’s bodies. She holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. Her choreography and lectures have been presented across the United States, as well as internationally. She has taught and performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Courtney is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Philadelphia Dance Journal, DIY Dancer Magazine, and Snapdragon Journal, amongst others. She is driven by innovation, disruption, and cultivating engagement between all communities.