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Split Bill: Aura/Glitter Baby

Britt Fishel and Artists / Tammy Carrasco

Details

Categories: Dance

Dates: September 20, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space

Overview

Aura examines the electromagnetic energy fields that surround living beings, including humans, animals, and plants, known as an aura. Through digital dance projections and live performance, the work explores health, self, community growth and wellbeing, as related to the bioenergetic field. The concept of an aura can be seen as a tool for self-exploration and personal growth. By delving into the aura and its various layers or colors, Aura examines emotional patterns, thought processes, and spiritual development through movement modalities and multi-media performance. Serving as a guide for self-reflection, introspection, and the pursuit of personal transformation, Aura Theory suggests that there is more to individuals than their physical form. The embodiment of these ideas are transformed in multi-faceted ways to encourage connection, foster empathy, celebrate individuality, and honor the richness of the human experience. 

Glitter Baby is a microcosm in which meandering dreamscapes, queer motherhood, and subtle spectacle collide and collapse into one another. This work explores the profound wisdom and meaning-making of our subconscious, where motherhood is posited as a cradling of our own inner child. This maternal holding is framed by unbridled curiosity, queer paradigms, and collaged meaning. From within a metaphysical realm of dreamed abstraction and non-sequiturs, Glitter Baby roots us in the Now through the immediacy and excitement of the physical body. Athleticism and spontaneity bring viewers into the present while queering meaning-making with a quilt of text and movement, all in the presence of a glistening disco ball.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Britt Whitmoyer Fishel is an award-winning choreographer/screendance maker/educator/author/scholar. As Artistic Director of BF & Artists, her work examines relationships between the ephemeral nature of live performance and the permanence of dance in the digital sphere. BF & Artists has a research focus across feminism, gender gap, access, and community. In addition to BF & Artists, Fishel is the curator of Opine Dance Film Festival, an annual, international Screendance festival. She has led company tours and screened dance films throughout the US, UK, and Europe. In 2021, she received the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” International Award for Performance with Britt Fishel & Artists and in 2022 authored The Screendance Practitioner's Workbook. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University and an MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. She currently resides in Philadelphia where she is on faculty at Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, and Ursinus College.



TAMMY CARRASCO is a dance artist/educator/mother. She is both a nomad and avid nester, and has lived, created, and taught in Durham, NC, NYC, Columbus, OH, Rochester, NY, St. Pete, FL, and Philly. She is a recipient of DanceForce’s Western New York Choreography Initiative Award (NY Council on the Arts), Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Award, and Columbus Dances Fellowship. Choreography credits include Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance, Jennifer Mueller/The Works, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, among others. Tammy has performed in her own work and with Heidi Brewer, Robbie Cook, Dana Katz, and Helen Simoneau. She has an MFA from The Ohio State University, BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is a Walnut Hill School alum, and is working towards her 500 hr in yoga therapy. Tammy is Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Dance Program at Bryn

Credits

  • Tammy CarrascoChoreographer/Performer (Glitter Baby)
  • Kate SeethalerPerformer/Collaborator (Glitter Baby)
  • Chloe MariePerformer/Collaborator (Glitter Baby)
  • Piper RolfesPerformer/Collaborator (Glitter Baby)
  • Kuankuan HuPerformer/Collaborator (Glitter Baby)
  • Britt Whitmoyer FishelChoreographer (Aura)
  • Lydia PatselasPerformer/Collaborator (Aura)
  • Teigha Beth BaileyPerformer/Collaborator (Aura)
  • Erica DensmorePerformer/Collaborator (Aura)
  • James ReindeerComposer (Aura)
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