a HAIR-raising experience of movement being influenced, manipulated and exaggerated from the hair on the dancers heads. Acting as a catalyst for the movement, HAIR essentially explores the physicality of one’s head of hair as it’s own form of movement within the body. How can our hair become the dance and our bodies act as a respondent?
Appropriate for all ages
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.
Choreographer: Hillary Pearson, Rehearsal Director: Sydney Donovan, Rehearsal Assistant: Ali Lodise, Dancers: Sydney Donovan, Ali Lodise, Kayliani Sood, Michelle Slavik, Amanda Boyer, Margot Steinberg, Kate Seethaler, Alissa Zrein, Olivia Danni, Catherine Escueta, Lilly McGonigle, Lindsey Swyers, Morijah Thomas, Sabrina Canas, and Tori Breen, Dance Composer: Michael Wall, Costume Designer: Bela Shehu (NINObrand)
About the Artist
Hillary Pearson is a Philadelphia based modern dancer, dance educator and choreographer. She graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a BFA Magnum Cum Laude in dance performance and choreography. During her time there, Hillary worked with and studied under Stefanie Batten Bland, Julie Bour, Brian Brooks, Laura Peterson and Keith Thompson. After graduating, she worked with Company Stefanie Batten Bland (CSBD, Israeli artists Yael Bartana and Noah Eshkol and Berlin based performance artist, Isabel Lewis.. Pearson has danced in fashion films for Nowness, Garage Magazine and for local fashion designer, Bela Shehu. Hillary has been teaching modern dance in Philadelphia, specifically floor work technique since 2017 and currently teaches Advanced Floor Work and Fundamentals of Floor Work at the KYLD Studio.