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it’s better when you close your eyes

BigKid Dance Mark Caserta, Choreographer

September 1-3

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September 1 at 7:00pm

September 2 at 5:30pm

September 3 at 4:00pm

2022 Fringe Festival

60 min


Icebox Project Space

Wheelchair Accessible

‘it’s better when you close your eyes’


A theatrical meditation on grief, depression, identity crisis, nostalgia, isolation in a pandemic and civil rights movement, fear and love. Through movement, theater and connection, the artists build their way through waves of emotion, heartache and pain in search of joy and human connection. Something that may be there all along, but harder to find that we think.


BigKid Dance strives to make work that is imaginative yet relatable, to bring people together and further understand each other. To further understand ourselves. BigKid Dance is a platform for self expression, community and love. As we grow, we continue to nurture our inner child.

Appropriate for ages 13+

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

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.





Dance Artists: Chip Alexandria, kira shiina, Mikey Morado, Emma Olivier, Roderick Phifer, Eduardo Jimenez Cabrera


Choreographer: Mark Caserta, in collaboration with the Dance Artists


About the Artist

BigKid Dance is a small queer creative community based in Philadelphia. We create collaborative, heartfelt and thought-provoking dance works. Our goal is to continue to remain young at heart. To nurture a safe, healthy and loving environment for artists to thrive. For people to share their voices, express and heal through art and movement. BigKid is grounded, compassionate, vibrant and vulnerable. Tender, carefree, determined and wise. We hope to connect more to ourselves and to community through our work and artistic practice.