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May Scratch Night

Mon, May 2 2016

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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.

60 minutes
FREE / Suggested Donation

ChronotopeDressRehearsal11CHRONOTOPE: part 2 etudes
by Applied Mechanics

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
by <fidget>

<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


2007-2016graphic2007 — 2016: research for “every angle shines a movable gleam
by Asimina Chremos

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


DSC_0027 (1)Pedagogy of Performance in Dance
by Chelsea and Magda with UArts dancers

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.