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Dance Voices

Details

Categories: Dance

Dates: October 1, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Run Time: 90 mins

Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House

Overview

Dancefusion, Philadelphia’s dynamic modern dance repertory company will present DANCE VOICES in collaboration with Movement Migration from Charlotte NC and New York City.

Dancefusion will feature the revival of the Lament from Gloria (1967) by Legendary choreographer, Mary Anthony. The Lament for 5 women is an excerpt from Mary Anthony’s larger work Gloria, set to the haunting vocal music of Francis Poulenc. The program will also feature two inspiring New Works by company members Jennifer Yackel and Omar Fredrick Pratt.

Movement Migration will feature two duet works, Revive and Untamed. Originally choreographed in collaboration with Movement Migration dancers for the Charlotte Composer’s forum with the Bechtler Ensemble. The works were inspired by Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture, Santana. The duets transfer motion to human interactions that have opposing outcomes. Revive is set to music composed by Mark Lewis entitled Spectacle Machine and Untamed to music composed by Craig Bove entitled Speed Limit.

Dancefusion, Founded in 1987 by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Bye, Dancefusion is a modern dance repertory company dedicated to both the reconstruction of historic works from America’s rich record of modern dance, and the creation of innovative work. Dancefusion lives and relives the achievements of the past and explores new choreographic directions for the future, expanding public awareness through programs and performances to diverse audiences. 

Movement Migration, Founded in 2018 by Artistic Director Kim Jones, is a collective of seasoned dance artists collaborating to create dynamic dance works that portray the depths of the human experience; the dances are shared with audiences locally and globally in performance and educational venues. Movement Migration is based in Charlotte, NC, working between Charlotte and New York City. The group members come from many places in the world and span four decades in age

Dancefusion

Founded by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Bye, Dancefusion is a modern dance repertory company dedicated to both the reconstruction of historic works from America’s rich record of modern dance, and the creation of innovative work. Celebrating 34 years, Dancefusion lives and relives the achievements of the past and explores new choreographic directions for the future, expanding public awareness through programs and performances to diverse audiences.

Dancefusion has presented annual home seasons and numerous dance and teaching residencies for 34 years. The company has reconstructed historic works by legendary choreographers Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow, Pauline Koner, Jose Limón, and Daniel Lewis. It has also presented new works by the Artistic Director, company members and guest choreographers including Colin Connor, Kun-Yang Lin, Daniel Maloney, and Tonia Shimin.

Dancefusion has presented nationally and international including at the American Dance Guild Festival and 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the past 10 years at the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia.

Credits

Dancefusion Cast/Team Credits: Gwendolyn Bye Artistic Director, Janet Pilla Marini Assistant Director & Dancer, Mary Ziogas Manager, Omar Frederic Pratt Choreographer & Dancer, Jennifer Yackel Choreographer, Kate Lombardi Dancer, Alex Roberts Dancer, Julia Spooner Dancer, Gabrielle Wright Dancer, Lee Evans Lighting Designer.


Movement Migration Cast/Team Credits: Kim Jones Artistic Director, Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba Company Artist, E.E. Balcos Company Artist, Amy Claugus Company Artist, Jacqueline White Company Artist.

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