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Fruit of Her Lips

Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

Details

Categories: Theater, Dance, Family

Dates: September 7, 2023 - September 9, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Mt. Airy Waves

Overview

Fruit of Her Lips, a new dance and poetry work by Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, is an interplay between the mysteries of the feminine triune across the ages and the epic apple which sates our collective hunger. A choreographer and dance artist with South Philly based, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Evalina has been creating works independently in the Philadelphia area and beyond since 2012 and this season, will mark her 8th time producing her own work for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Sourced from dance works created over the course of the last 8 years dealing with femininity and hunger for connection, and then built out to include freshly whipped up dance and physical theatre, Fruit of Her Lips also incorporates the choreographer’s own poetic voice, as well as poetry by Mary Oliver.  Creating a bridge between her own experiences and the inherited stories of those before her, the cast joins the work’s creator in reflecting multiple sides of womanhood; mother, maiden, crone, masculine, feminine, and the innocence of youth. 

Fruit of Her Lips offers many ways to look at how we nurture or neglect our own appetites for love, fruit, movement, and engagement with those for whom we share our lives.  We see the apple, a symbol of wisdom, destruction, sweetness, gravity, risk, and indulgence and its relationship to our humanity. 

Sitting ourside of an antique Mt. Airy carriage house, audiences will peer into another world where generations connect across time and space, hunger grows and is quelled, and poetry comes to life.  From 9/7-9/9, for four shows, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Weiwei Ma, Sophie Malin, & Steve “Believe” Lunger will serve fresh art in Fruit of Her Lips.

About the Artist

Evalina “Wally” Carbonell is an independent creator and Dance Artist with Philadelphia’s own, Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYL/D). Originally from Maryland, she received her early training at the National Ballet School in the Cechetti method and went on to earn a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Evalina joined Roxey Ballet Company where she danced as a principal artist for six years. Since joining KYL/D in 2012, Evalina has also been building her own body of choreographic work, receiving the Ellen Forman Award for choreography in 2017 and funding from Small But Mighty Arts in 2018. In 2019, she became KYL/D's Inhale Performance Series Curator, and has been commissioned by the company to create and share her choreography for their 2018, 2021, 2022, and 2023 home seasons and touring programs. Evalina is currently deep in creative process as a co-choreographer with Kun-Yang Lin and Weiwei Ma for KYL/D’s spring 2024 spring home season. She is active as a free-lance choreographer, nationally and locally, as well as a teacher of dance, GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC. ®  Continually inspired by nature, the divine feminine, spirals, and her two young children, Lina (6) and Cain (4), Evalina has been producing her own works for the Philadelphia Fringe festival since 2015 and is thrilled to share, Fruit of Her Lips with Philly audiences this September.

Credits

  • Evalina “Wally” CarbonellArtistic Director
  • Weiwei MaDance Artist
  • Sophie MalinDance Artist
  • Lina CarbonellDance Artist
  • Steve BelieveDance Artist
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