Dancefusion Back to Now
September 23-October 4
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Dancefusion, Philadelphia’s dynamic modern dance repertory company will present Dancefusion Back To Now, a virtual concert featuring excerpts of works from the past 10 years and three new works for 2020, edited by Nikki Johnson.
Dancefusion will present a video time-capsule of concerts going “Back” 10 years, featuring excerpts of Dancefusion’s reconstructed works by legendary choreographers Mary Anthony, Pauline Koner, José Limón, Daniel Lewis and Anna Sokolow. The virtual retrospective will also include works by contemporary artists including, Daniel Maloney and Tonia Shimin, along with works by company choreographers Omar-Frederic Pratt, Janet Pilla Marini, and Jennifer Yackel.
The virtual concert will move to “Now” with three new virtual works. Ruby, a solo created, performed, and edited by Jennifer Yackel is set to music of Claude Debussy and Table for Eight? also choreographed by Jennifer Yackel for the full company, edited by Douglas E. Draper Jr. is set to music of Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5.” Omar-Frederick Pratt will complete the virtual program with Speak Up, featuring the company in a compelling and dynamic new work, set to music by George Winston.
Audience will receive a link to view the performance upon reserving a free ticket. Recommended for ages 18+. The program will consist of many dance works. However, one of the works will deal with mental depression and dancers will talk as part of the video. All other works are pure dance (no talking) and have content that is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Wednesday, Sept 23 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Thursday, Sept 24 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Friday, Sept 25 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Friday, Oct 2 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Saturday, Oct 3 at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Sunday, Oct 4 at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
About the Artists
Dancefusion, founded in 1987 by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Bye, 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. 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. For more information on Dancefusion go to: www.gbyedance.org or call: 215-222-7633.
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