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Dancefusion & Movement Migration


October 1-October 2

2021 Fringe Festival

70 minutes

$30

Christ Church Neighborhood HouseMap

Wheelchair Accessible


Featuring Philadelphia’s Dancefusion in collaboration with Movement Migration from Charlotte, North Carolina and New York City. Dancefusion presents the revival of the fourth and fifth movements of Gloria (1967) by Legendary choreographer, Mary Anthony. Musical score by Francis Poulenc includes the haunting choral music of the fifth movement. The program will also present two inspiring New Works by company members Jennifer Yackel and Omar Fredrick Pratt. Movement Migration will feature two duets, Revive and Untamed, originally choreographed in collaboration with Movement Migration dancers for the Charlotte Composer’s forum, with music by the Bechtler Ensemble. The works were inspired by Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture, Santana. The duets lend motion to human interactions, each resulting in opposing outcomes. Revive is set to music composed by Mark Lewis entitled Spectacle Machine, and Untamed to music composed by Craig Bove entitled Speed Limit.

Showtimes

Friday, Oct 1, 2021 – 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 – 3:00pm
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 – 6:00pm

Dancefusion photo by Jeff Somers

 

 

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.

 

Content Considerations

Appropriate for all ages.

Movement Migration photo by Jeff Cravotta

Credits

Dancefusion Cast/Team Credits: Gwendolyn Bye Artistic Director, Janet Pilla Marini Assistant Director & Dancer, Mary Ziogas Manager, Omar Frederic Pratt Choreographer & Dancer, Jennifer Yackel Choreographer, Tysaan Brokenboro Dancer, Cameron Childs Dancer, Kate Lombardi Dancer, Alex Roberts Dancer, Julia Spooner Dancer, Gabrielle Wright Dancer, Lee Evans Lighting Designer.

Movement Migration Cast/Team Credits: Kim Jones Artistic Director, Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba Company Artist, E.E. Balcos Company Artist, Amy Claugus Company Artist, Jacqueline White Company Artist.

Movement Migration photo by Jeff Cravotta

 

About the Artists

Founded by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Bye, Dancefusion is a modern dance repertory company dedicated to both the reconstruction of historic works from America’s rich record of modern dance, and the creation of innovative work. Celebrating 34 years, Dancefusion lives and relives the achievements of the past and explores new choreographic directions for the future, expanding public awareness through programs and performances to diverse audiences.

Dancefusion has presented annual home seasons and numerous dance and teaching residencies for 34 years. The company has reconstructed historic works by legendary choreographers Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow, Pauline Koner, Jose Limón, and Daniel Lewis. It has also presented new works by the Artistic Director, company members and guest choreographers including Colin Connor, Kun-Yang Lin, Daniel Maloney, and Tonia Shimin.

Dancefusion has presented nationally and international including at the American Dance Guild Festival and 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the past 10 years at the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia. For more information go to: gbyedance.org

Movement Migration, Founded in 2018 by Artistic Director Kim Jones, is a collective of seasoned dance artists collaborating to create dynamic dance works that portray the depths of the human experience; the dances are shared with audiences locally and globally in performance and educational venues. Movement Migration is based in Charlotte, NC, working between Charlotte and New York City. The group members come from many places in the world and span four decades in age. For more information go to: movmentmigration.org