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Harvest Moon

JCWK Dance Lab

September 18-September 26

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour

Pay What You Can

The Internet

JCWK Dance Lab’s Harvest Moon is an evening-length, virtual, new music and dance collaboration premiering in conjunction with the astronomical calendar’s Harvest Moon. Over the past seven months, dancers and musicians employed the serendipitous and unpredictable nature of the internet to engage Zoom as a compositional and choreographic tool. Harvest Moon reflects on lunar cycles, cultural anthropology, the spiritual philosophy that human bodies are microcosms of the universe, and the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will be live-streamed over YouTube with audience engagement opportunities through Zoom after each performance. Dr. Phillip Tietbohl, from Poetry that Works, will lead an interactive Group Poem Creation after three performances; Dr. Nathan Thomas, Alvernia University Theatre Director, will moderate a more-traditional artist/audience talk back after three performances. Dance performance by Sarena Kabakoff, Kalila Kingsford Smith, and Jessica C. Warchal-King. Music by Jill Haley and Paul Fejko. The Reading Musical Foundation supported Jill Haley’s work in Harvest Moon.

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Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 7:00pm
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 – 7:00pm
Monday, Sep 20, 2021 – 7:00pm
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 – 7:00pm
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 7:00pm
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 – 7:00pm



Direction and video editing: Jessica C. Warchal-King

Performance: Sarena Kabakoff, Kalila Kingsford Smith, Jessica C. Warchal-King

Original Music: Paul Fejko, Jill Haley

Group Poetry Creation: Dr. Phillip Tietbohl,

Talk-back Moderator: Dr. Nathan Thomas


Audience Instructions


Welcome to Harvest Moon! Please click on the YouTube link provided in your ticket to experience the performance on the designated time and date that you chose. Join us for an interactive audience experience after the performance by clicking on the Zoom link, also included with your ticket. Dr. Philip Tietbohl will lead a Group Poetry Creation after three of the performance. Three performances will have a traditional talk-back led moderated by Dr. Nathan Thomas. Thank you for sharing in the experience of Harvest Moon!


About the Artists


JCWK Dance Lab is an ongoing research project combining education, physical dance practice, and performance. Using dance as its medium, JCWK Dance Lab investigates the ways that dance can be a vehicle for non-violent, positive social change by creating Joy, Connection, and Wellness through Kinesthetic stories.

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