November Scratch Night
Hosted by Daniel Park and Cat Ramirez
Monday, November 4
Monday, November 4 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. Featured artists this month include Sattriya Dance Company, Shizu Homma, Aya Kaufmann, KC Chun/freshblood, Lexi Thammavong and Daniel Kim!
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.
Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Photo courtesy of Aya Kaufmann
About the Artists
Rain Spell by Aya Kaufmann
The work will be a rough animatic for a short animated piece. Set on a futuristic, litter-covered Earth, two bio-hackers work together to produce enough electricity to send a distress signal into space, so that they can get clean bottled water delivered to their community.
Poems by Shizu Homma
I was a dancer/choreographer since 1997. In 2016 some decades old untreated injuries made me physically very low functioning. Not realizing that my identity was so tied to my dance career until this happened, I started writing and drawing and stuff. I still haven’t figured it out. Here are some of my poems.
Dasavataar by Sattriya Dance Company
Sattriya Dance Company will present Sattriya, a 500year old dance tradition from the Hindu Monasteries of North East India in Assam.
Dasavataar- The world goes through cycles. Each death and rebirth is marked by a great flood (pralaya), each cycle (kalpa) ends with a mortal form of Bhagawan (God) who seeks to restore order (dharma). Music: Bhaskarjyoti Ojha
Molecules of yore by KC Chun/freshblood
This new, seed work is a study in molecular identity and how our bodies, which contain more molecules than there are stars in the sky, materialize in shifting bodies of inheritance, possession, and becoming. Exploring ideas of internal vibratory motion, mutation, and time travel, this dance will ponder the extent to which our destinies are engineered by our ancient biologies and our capacity to experience its elegance.
(i)dentify by Lexi Thammavong
(i)dentify is a performance piece attempting to answer the question: How can one form their own identity in a society that is constantly labeling us? This performance explores the question of self-actualization through interviews, poetry, and movement. This is a work-in-progress that wishes to explore the intersections of identities: from ability, religion, gender, sexuality, to race and ethnicity. Please reach out to Lexi if you feel that you could add anything to the piece!
Treading Water by Daniel Kim
A stand-up comedian explores the existence of parallel universes, as revealed to him in a series of near-death experiences.