Philadelphia Dance Projects: New work by Nora Gibson and John Scott

Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer for her “severely focused intellectual beauty” in performance, Gibson has partnered once more with critically acclaimed lighting designer Clifford Greer for her newest work, Temporal Objects. “This piece has grown out of my interest in fugue analysis and my collaboration with Clifford to integrate lighting and choreography as equal voices in the work,” says Gibson. “As this piece developed and as the manipulation of light and movement patterns began to resemble instances of recollection in the mind, we continued to explore how memories themselves are replayed and re-patterned. Elements from distant points in time: the baroque, romantic era, and the present were invited into the same moment as objects co-existing in the conscious.” Temporal Objects will feature Gibson alongside company dancers Erin Gallagher, Melissa McCarten, Meredith Stapleton and Jessica Warchal-King, performing to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Gibson will share the stage with the energy-packed and highly physical dance of John Scott and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre of Dublin, Ireland. Choreographed by Scott with music by the US duo BLACKFISH and lighting by Eric Würtz, the Philadelphia premiere of Body Duet features two exceptional and witty performers: New York’s “Bessie” award winning Michelle Boulé and Philip Connaughton, one of Ireland’s outstanding male dancers. The piece depicts one person, danced by a male and female dancer attempting to create one body, using breath to generate movement. Playful, virtuosic and passionate, Scott’s work celebrates the ecstatic feeling of being together, of losing fear and inhibition, and trusting in being together.  On Saturday, March 1, John Scott, Michelle Boulé and Philip Connaughton will lead a workshop open to the public that will engage them in the exciting, amusing and sometimes surreal creative processes Scott employs in the creation of his work. Dancers and non-dancers alike are encouraged to participate.  Temporal Objects and Body Duet are performed on a shared program Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street. Tickets are $15-20 and can be purchased athttp://danceboxoffice.com/. The open workshop on Saturday, March 1 takes place from 1-3 p.m. at the Performance Garage. Admission is $10-15 with a Dance USA Philadelphia Dance Pass. For more information, please visit PhilaDanceProjects.orgor call 215-387-9895.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Recurring: DAILY

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7pm $15-$20

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Performance Garage , 1515 Brandywine St., Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 02/27/2014 to 03/01/2014. .

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