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The Philadelphia Matter Screening at Neighborhood House


Categories: Dance, Interdisciplinary, Workshop

Dates: September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House


Award-winning choreographer/director/writer David Gordon has assembled a virtual “Pick Up Performance Co” of more than 30 Philadelphia performers for a new hour-long screen work specifically for the FringeArts Festival, The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020. The work is being made via remote video material shot by the performers with iPhones to sophisticated cameras – Gordon then dissected, assembled, and collaged this movement with visual scores and archival works in collaboration with video artist Jorge Cousineau. The cast will also include Wally Cardona and Pick Up Performance Co(s) members Karen Graham and Valda Setterfield.

We were unable to celebrate together in-person last year due to the pandemic – but we are so pleased to announce that on Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29, we will finally be able to join together on the Christ Church Campus for a variety of programming celebrating this piece. 

September 28: 

  • Exhibition Screening 
  • Panel Discussion: Being Creative in a Pandemic World with Kyle Hiller
  • refreshments and light fare 

September 29: 

  • Exhibition Screening 
  • Pick-Up Performance and Class – Farmers Market at Christ Church 
  • Panel Discussion: A chat about performing in a Pandemic with Philadelphia Matter cast, CCNH staff and technicians 
  • refreshments and light fare

Christ Church Preservation Trust

In September 2020, celebrated choreographer, director and writer David Gordon premiered his first new screen work in two decades with a virtual performance featuring Philadelphia-based dancers. Working remotely, dancers recorded their work and Gordon then dissected, assembled and collaged the work on screen with designer Jorge Cousineau


Written/choreographed/directed by David Gordon,

Video Collaborator and Editor: Jorge Cousineau,

Performers: Mehgan Abdel-Moneim, Megan Bridge, Marie Brown, Sanchel Brown, Eun Jung Choi, Amalia Colón-Nava, Sydney Donovan, Bethany Formica, Beau Hancock, Nile Harris, Justin Jain, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Jungeun Kim, Megan Mazarick, Lucas A Mikan, Rhonda Moore, Guillermo Ortega, Rebecca Patek, Dawn Pratson, Lauren Putty White, Gabrielle Revlock, Nick Schwasman, Margot Electra Steinberg, Katie Vickers, November Ward, Jacinta Yelland,

Close Up Partners: Lorenzo Ballesteros, Zoey Bonfante, Evelyn Langley, Tatawwur Luna El, Paul Matteson, Campbell O'Hare, Niko O'Hare, Dave Ratzlow, Aijah Refuerzo, Les Rivera

Pick Up Performance Co(s) Cast: Valda Setterfield and Wally Cardona, Scott Cunningham, Karen Graham,

Video Producer: Alyce Dissette,

Video Associate Producers: Wally Cardona, Ed Fitzgerald, Karen Graham,

Project Manager: Sarah Gladwin Camp

Christ Church Executive Director: Barbara Hogue

Neighborhood House Director: Hannah Opdenaker


Panelist: Kyle Hiller

Social Media Manager: Vince Lattuca


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