May Scratch Night
Mon, May 2 2016
The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month.
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 features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.
FREE / Suggested Donation
CHRONOTOPE is a trilogy about historical resonance — how different time periods speak to each other through similar movements, revolutions or values. Part 2 of the trilogy focuses on food, examining how heritage is passed down through recipes, and exploring what our relationships with common ingredients can mean about our relationships with each other. Photo: Tasha Poremus
SP3 Movement Study
<fidget> is in the R & D phase for a new project with the working title “Space Pulse Pattern Presence (SP3),” with music by Peter Price and choreography by Megan Bridge. The musical and movement material is built from pattern-based repetitions that loop and evolve, allowing explorations of humanity and presence to peek through an overlay of formal architectural structures. SP3 includes a cast of six of Philly’s finest dancers; for Scratch Night, however, Bridge will perform a solo movement study, improvising through some of the movement ideas that are shaping the full work. Photo: Michael Yu
Asimina Chremos dances at the FringeArts Scratch Night in May 2016 with a video projection of herself dancing at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore in September 2007. The 10-minute piece is a meditation on the passage of time and the aging body. Photo: Harmonica Semis
Chelsea and Magda direct and collaborate with UArts dancers to explore the vulnerable, terrifying and exciting act of performing shame portraits- an exaggerated aspect of one’s personality that is shameful and pleasurable. The students are smart and brave and wonderful.
The Dream and the Weird Thing
by Josh McIlvain
A solo piece about a man who has difficulty grasping the meanings of things.
A Turn for the Worse
by Emily Moore
An exploration of using abstract dialogue to create different worlds for an audience. We endeavor to find alternate ways of conveying meaning within a somewhat conventional form. The work implores the audience to use their imagination in conjunction with ours to make a rich and meaningful piece of art.