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Reflecting Bodyfields

Posted September 20th, 2012

Bodyfields Performance Collective reflects on their work so far:

And I’m pretty sure a couple of ’em came over for BBQ once; Jonathan and Bobby, I’m looking at you. Enjoy the rest of the fest, kids!

Experiencing people as really kind of huge runs tonight at 7:00 pm and Friday at 9:00 pm, at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse Square. $10 in advance, $5-$20 sliding scale at the door.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

“The Middle of the Alphabet”: A Conversation with BodyFields Performance Collective

Posted September 5th, 2012

Briel Driscoll and Jonathan Childs of BodyFields Performance Collective.

Briel Driscoll wears her hair parted down the middle, in two small buns behind and below her ears; it’s playful, I think. She shifts on the tufted cushion of a faux-Victorian couch to face Nikki Roberts, co-collaborator of movement group BodyFields Performance Collective whose Experiencing people as really kind of huge is part of this year’s Philly Fringe.

“Was it Shakespeare?” Briel asks.

“No, but it was some classic literature,” Nikki says. “I would say that’s one of our early, crowning achievements. If nothing else, we were persuasive: we talked our high school English teacher into, instead of writing a paper, into letting us make a dance about it.”

“We were supposed to do it on the school stage, but for some reason we couldn’t at the time. So we said, ‘Let’s go to the library,’” Briel says. “It was that carpet that’s really rough. We got crazy rug burns. We all came out of that bleeding really heavily.”

After the jump: local musicians Son Step, and getting inked with friends

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