June Scratch Night
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June Scratch Night

Hosted by Megan Bridge

A monthly works-in-progress showing.

Venue

FringeArts
140 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
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Monday, June 3 at 7pm

The popular, long running monthly works-in-progress series.

Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. This month, artists include Sammy Shuster, Mauri Walton, Hassan Syed, Graciella Maiolatesi, William “Bilwa” Costa, Kat Sullivan, and Julia Fisher.

Join us at La Peg before or after the performances! La Peg has Happy Hour food and drinks specials 5-7pm and Happy Hour food only specials until closing.

60 minutes

Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation

About the Host

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Photo by Johanna Austin

Megan Bridge/<fidget>
Megan Bridge is a dancer, choreographer, producer, educator, and dance writer based in Philadelphia. She co-directs <fidget>, a platform for her collaborative work with composer/ musicologist Peter Price; together they also run thefidget space, an experimental research laboratory and performance venue. Bridge is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at Temple University, where she has also taught a variety of studio and lecture classes in the dance department. She writes and edits for thINKingDANCE, and has published articles in Dance Magazine, Pointe, and The Dance Chronicle. She has been an artist in residence and guest teacher at Haverford College, West Chester University, Franklin & Marshall College, and University of Arizona. In 2013 she was named “Best of Philly” for stage performance by Philadelphia Magazine. Bridge has worked with choreographers and companies such as Group Motion, Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson, Jerome Bel, Willi Dorner, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Susan Rethorst, and Headlong Dance Theater, and has studied with Deborah Hay, Xavier LeRoy, Miguel Gutierrez, Merian Soto, and Jan Fabre. Her work has toured to cities throughout the US and abroad in Austria, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, and Switzerland. She holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase, and lives and works at thefidget space with her husband and two kids.

About the Artists

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Photo by Jasmine Schaitl

# phase by William “Bilwa” Costa

# phase is a sound work which utilizes phasing as a compositional concept. Sine-tones move in and out of phase, creating a harmonic soundscape in which recorded voices emerge. The voices count, in an inverted manner, in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

Darling Damselfly with Sammy Shuster and Liz Gusmano

Darling Damsefly is a musical duo featuring piano and viola. They are in the process of creating songs about animals in our changing environment.