Five collaborators intertwine dancing and singing in an exploration of endearment, serenade, and whimsy. The performers (Tori Breen, Rodney Murray, Maddy Mikami, Lilly McGonigle, and Katherine Desimine) all consider themselves dancers first, and then singers, and are exploring how to break open that notion, and find as much power and confidence in their singing voices as in their dancing bodies. The singing voice feels less familiar, less predictable than their dancing bodies, and at the same time, exciting and full of somatic opportunities. They strive to make the singing voice equal to the dancing, not an afterthought or an add-on, but an integral component of the piece.
The performers question: what can we learn when we put these two mediums together? How might our attention to embodiment propose creative strategies for singing in practice and performance? Themes of both ritual and youthfulness arise as the performers move in and out of vocalization, physical partnering, and dynamic movement.
Appropriate for all ages
Interested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 7:00 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information.
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.
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
“Darling Performance Group” is a collective of dancers/singers who make new work together. Based in Lenapehoking (also known as Philadelphia), the collective is interested in play, open-ended exploration, and collaboration.