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vapors

Megan Mazarick

September 1-3

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September 1 at 8:30pm

September 2 at 7:00pm

September 3 at 2:30pm


2022 Fringe Festival

60 min

$20

Icebox Project Space

Relaxed PerformanceWheelchair Accessible


Thursday 8:30PM and Friday 7PM (September 1 and 2) Show Description:

 

vapors is a science fiction dance theater piece about time travel. The dancers embody the past, present, and future while pausing and rewinding each other. Movement imagery comes from music box mechanics, cartoonish infomercials, the physics of freewill, and substances diffused in air. Built using imaginative improvisation practices and rhythmic text, vapors blends crackpot futurism and contemporary dance. Evening performances contain adult themes while the matinee of this work is specifically created for elementary aged kids (although adults are always welcome). The evening and matinee performances will be different.

 

Saturday 2:30 Matinee Show on September 3 (Free Kids Show) Description:

 

vapors (The Kids Show Version) is a FREE Saturday matinee performance at 2:30 pm. This community performance is geared towards elementary aged children (and their caretakers) and will include a short comedic lecture, dance performance, and moments for children to participate in the work. Attendees will get to see how the simple use of props, movement, and bodies create imagery while exploring what it feels like to be inside of a dance performance. As a choreographer and mother, this work was born out of a desire to create a dance performance my six year old and I would both enjoy. vapors is a show that gives space for kids to move around, be creative, and see the way devised dance theater is made. This is also a metaphysical and abstract work which invites adult audiences to think about the intersections of the past, present, and future.

 

This work has been supported by Georgian Court University Faculty Research Grant, Cardell Dance Studio, and Cannonball Festival 2022.

Appropriate for all ages

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 cannonballfestival.org.

 

Content Considerations

This performance contains brief suggested language.
The evening performances of this work are for ages 15 and older. The matinee is specifically for younger audiences (ages 5-15).

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.

 

 

Credits

Choreographer: Megan Mazarick

Amazing Collaborators: Danielle Currica, Alonzo Magsino, Tyler Rivera, and Gianna Rutigliano

 

About the Artist

I am Philadelphia-based choreographer and performer who makes dance theater. My work has been presented internationally (Singapore, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, Australia, Hungary, and Mexico) and throughout the USA (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, etc.). My choreography often centers around improvisation and text and I collage movement, voice, and narrative imagery in my work. I am also a movement enthusiast and forever student of dance (currently taking classes at UMA in center city). As a performer, I have worked with David Gordon, Susan Rethorst, Keith Thompson, Marianela Boan, Merian Soto, Anonymous Bodies, and members of Lower Left. I am also a science fiction nerd who spent her 80’s childhood watching Dr. Who reruns and reading Douglas Adams books until the pages fell apart. I am an Assistant Professor at Georgian Court University and have taught contemporary dance, improvisation, and composition classes at universities, festivals, and studios around the globe.