Posts Tagged ‘Pamela Hetherington’

Meet the dancers of Levée des conflits’ professional workshop, Pt. 1

Posted August 30th, 2016

On September 9th and 10th FringeArts and Drexel University’s Westphal College will present Levée des conflits, a dance in the round from world-renowned choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz, as part of the 2016 Fringe Festival. Beginning September 7th, Westphal is hosting a series of lectures and workshops—professional and community—around the performances as part of a series dubbed Boris Charmatz: Dancing Dialogues, capped off with an informal performance from the professional workshop of 24 local dance artists. In anticipation, Dancing Dialogues has been profiling each participant and we’ll sharing their reflections on their craft here.

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(photo by Anthony Dean)


Pamela Hetherington

“I’ve been able to do more choreography this past year because I built my own tap dance space in Brewerytown, it’s called Soundspace 1525. I really enjoy education, making tap dance accessible to people. I’m one of those people that, I’m not myself if I’m not working on a project. So I’m always coming up with something. Even if it didn’t become a show, I’m always practicing or putting something together, or calling someone up and being like we need to work on something.”



John Jarboe

“The kind of relationships I’m interested in building with the audience are very live, and insistent on their liveness. Like I’m not a cell phone, I’m sitting on your lap. If you say something I’ll hear you and I talk back even though this is scripted and we have a story. You are here in the room and that’s the kind of relationship I’m interested in. So it’s never quite complete until it’s been iterated, it’s a very iterative process, iterated with the audience. So it feels a little gastric, it feels a little animal. I write a lot of my lines with writing collaborators and almost memorize them. So it almost feels like being on the brink or being on the edge of a cliff sometimes.”


(photo by Tayarisha Poe)

Danielle Currica

“There are people who are doing daily devotional practices and really living inside of these art forms in a way that it is a part of their molecular structure. It’s really inside of them. I think what has influenced me have been people who are truly integrated into the artistic process. Where influence comes is when I come into contact with people who are truly integrated into whatever that artistic process or practice is for them. When it is a part of who they are and it’s how they function. By proxy, I have no choice but to go down that winding road with them and I come out the other side a more developed artist.”

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