deprogram is a dance theater quartet directed by Megan Mazarick that deconstructs gender, science fiction, and elements of video games. Working within a science fiction narrative, the work uses commercials, improvisation, and fantasy embodiment as source material to create a Bro duet, tampon vogue party, and contact-based lift sequences. Both improvised and devised text inform the performance as bodies glitch, freeze, prance, and morph in response. Created in collaboration with performers Danielle Currica, Tyler Rivera, and Alonzo Magsino. deprogram is a part of the Cannonball Festival (created by Almanac Dance Circus Theater and MAAS).
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 – 9:00pm
Friday, Oct 1, 2021 – 9:00pm
Health and Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. 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.
Directed by Megan Mazarick
Choreography and Performance by Danielle Currica, Alonzo Magsino, Megan Mazarick, and Tyler Rivera
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
Appropriate for Ages 13+
This work is sometimes improvisational so language may include sexual references, swearing, or descriptions of video game violence for satirical, comedic, or metaphorical purposes.
About the Artists
Megan Mazarick is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. She earned her BFA in dance from UNCG and an MFA in choreography from Temple University. Her work has been presented internationally (Singapore, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, Australia, and Hungary) and throughout the USA (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, etc.). She often works collaboratively and curated a dance community class program for nEW Festival (a Philadelphia-based dance festival) for 4 years and was co-director of the festival from 2010-2012. In 2015 she co-produced By Chance Festival at Rawabet Theater in Cairo, Egypt. She has received an Independence Fellowship, an Ellen Forman Award, LiveArts LAB Fellowship, Susan Hess residency, and a Graduate Assistant Scholarship from Temple University. Her choreography has been supported by the US Embassy in Singapore, the US Embassy in Bulgaria, and the US Embassy in Egypt. As a performer she has worked with Susan Rethorst, Keith Thompson, Marianela Boan, Merian Soto, Anonymous Bodies, Black Box Dance Theater, and members of Lower Left. Megan has taught technique, improvisation, and composition classes at studios, festivals, and universities around the globe. She currently teaches dance as an Assistant Professor at Georgian Court University.