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DO YOU WANT A COOKIE?
SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN
AS FAR AS MY FINGERTIPS TAKE ME
STORIES OF REFUGE
TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO
LE SUPER GRAND CONTINENTAL
THE MUSEUM WORKOUT
VARIATIONS ON THEMES FROM LOST AND FOUND: SCENES FROM A LIFE AND OTHER WORKS BY JOHN BERND
OF ARMS AND THE MAN
IN PLAIN AIR
DO YOU WANT A COOKIE? BEARDED LADIES CABARET An interdisciplinary troupe of artists who reinvigorate and redefine the form of cabaret in the 21st century by fusing it with theater, opera, and dance.
SEPT 4–SEPT 16 L AT E N I G H T S N A C K S
SEPT 8–SEPT 15
448 N. 10th St. 448 N. 10th St. Philadelphia, PA 4
“AN ALWAYS DARINGLY INCENDIARY BRAND OF QUEER CABARET..” -PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY
Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret has some treats for you. Do You Want A Cookie? transforms an old factory to concoct the perfect cabaret confections to satisfy your cravings. Part Great Cabaret Bake-Off, part irreverent romp through cabaret history, the show is at once subversive, joyous, provocative, and communal.
Cast Adrienne Truscott Bridge Markland Cherdonna Shinatra Cookie Diorio Gosia Kasprzycka Daniel Park Jess Conda Dito van Reigersberg Dieter Rita Scholl Mary Tuomanen John Jarboe Messapotamia LeFae Machine Dazzle Tareke Ortiz Festival Star Producers David & Linda Glickstein Mark & Tobey Dichter Festival Executive Producers Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer
Lead Support for Do You Want A Cookie? has been provided by The William Penn Foundation. Supported in part by a Bly Creative Capacity Grant from Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). Major support for The Poison Cookie Jar has been provided to John Jarboe by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Festival Producers Lawrence Spitz & Carol Klein Festival Co-Producers Cat, Annie & Steven Bohnenberger 5
STIFTERS DINGE HEINER GOEBBELS A play without actors. A performance without performers.
SEPT 7â€“SEPT 9
The Navy Yard, Building 611 1120 Flagship Drive Philadelphia, PA 6
“WHAT IF ACTORS STOOD ASIDE AND LET PROPS STEAL THE SHOW?” -THE GUARDIAN
Writing in early 19th-century Bohemia, Adalbert Stifter focused his attention on non-human forces, natural phenomena and “things” we don’t really know how to name and explain. In a large-scale performative installation, world-renowned composer and theater artist Heiner Goebbels decelerates our sense of time to bring “Stifter’s things” to the forefront of our awareness.
Conception Heiner Goebbels Music & Direction Heiner Goebbels Set Design Klaus Grünberg Light & Video Klaus Grünberg Musical Collaboration Hubert Machnik Programming & Musical Supervision Hubert Machnik Sound Design Willi Bopp Artistic Collaboration & Musical Supervision Matthias Mohr Stage Manager Nicolas Pilet Light Technician Roby Carruba Mattias Bovard Video Jérôme Vernez Stéphane Janvier René Liebert
Robotics Thierry Kaltenrieder Sound Ludovic Guglielmazzi Assistant Stage Manager Jean-Daniel Buri Fabio Gaggetta Tour Manager Sylvain Didry Produced By Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne Photos By Mario del Curto Festival Co-Producers Lynne & Bertram Strieb Produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. Coproduced by spielzeit’europa, Berliner Festspiele, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, schauspielfrankfurt, T&M-Théâtre de Gennevilliers/CDN, Pour-cent culturel Migros and Teatro Stabile di Torino. Corealised by Artangel London. With the support of Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture. Stifters Dinge has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN HEINER GOEBBELS Staged Concert with words by Gertrude Stein, performed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Tempesta di Mare.
SEPT 7 & SEPT 8
FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 8
“IT IS STRANGE THE WORLD TODAY IS NOT ADULT IT HAS THE MENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY JUST ABOUT THAT. DEAR ME.” -HEINER GOEBBELS
A work of theater as much as one of music, Songs of Wars I Have Seen juxtaposes modern and period instruments, electronic atmospherics, Baroque compositions, modernist harmonies, and the haunting text of Gertrude Stein’s World War II memoir to create a bittersweet lament on war’s insidious effects.
Composer, Light Design Heiner Goebbels Text By Gertrude Stein Conductor Anu Tali Performed By Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Tempesta di Mare Festival Co-Producer Lee van de Velde Philadelphia Orchestra Jonathan Blumenfeld, OBOE Paul Demers, CLARINET/BASS CLARINET David Bilger, PRINCIPAL TRUMPET Nitzan Haroz, PRINCIPAL TROMBONE Julie Thayer, HORN
Angela Zator Nelson, PERCUSSION/ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL TIMPANI William Wozniak, PERCUSSION/TIMPANI Elizabeth Hainen, PRINCIPAL HARP Davyd Booth, KEYBOARDS Tempesta di Mare Rebecca Harris, VIOLIN 1 Mandy Wolman, VIOLIN 2 Daniela Giulia Pierson, VIOLA Eve S Miller, CELLO Heather Miller Lardin, BASS Eve Friedman, FLUTE Anna Marsh, BASSOON Paula Maust, HARPSICHORD Reese Revak, PIANO Richard Stone, LUTE Songs of Wars I Have Seen has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
THE ACCOUNTANT TREY LYFORD When you take stock, does it all add up?
SEPT 6â€“SEPT 9
Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 North American Street Philadelphia, PA 10
“IT FELT LIKE HE WAS SOME KIND OF GATEKEEPER TO A WORLD THAT TIME FORGOT. I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SHAKE THAT IMAGE.” -TREY LYFORD
In the forgotten office of an aging clerk, the tedium of everyday life transforms into a comical and haunting world of futility, remembrance, and regret. The Accountant is a visual theater piece inspired by the disorientation that death can bring into our lives and by Samuel Beckett’s rumination on impermanence, Krapp’s Last Tape.
Lighting Design Robin Stamey Conceived By Trey Lyford in collaboration with performers Composer Cole Kamen-Green Set/Kinetics Eric Novak Costumes Tara Webb Sound Trey Lyford Creative Consultant Conor Lovett Performed By
Associate Producer Michaela Moore Public Relations Bryan Buttler Media Relations Special Thanks To Roger I. Ideishi, Kyle Lemieux, Meghan St. Thomas, Rachael Geier, Suli Holum, Bob Holum, Judy Hegarty Lovett, Julian Crouch, Rob Thirtle, Chris Green, Vanessa Solomon, Greg Kennedy, Pete Simpson, Kristen Sieh, Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, Howard Fishman, Matt Saunders, Murph Henderson, Bill Bissell, Josie Smith, Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Steve Cuiffo, Patricia Cooper Lyford, Glenn Perlman, Martin Stutzman, Courtney Riggar, Clayton Tejada, Scott Greer and Jennifer Child
Festival Producers Edward & Anne Wagner Festival Co-Producers Shelley Green Michael Golden
Trey Lyford Ben Bass Coralie Holum Lyford Photos By Jenna Spitz Paula Court
Major support for The Accountant has been provided to Trey Lyford by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
AS FAR AS MY FINGERTIPS TAKE ME TANIA EL KHOURY Presented in partnership with Bryn Mawr College as part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury.
SEPT 6–9 SEPT 12–14
SEPT 15 & 16 SEPT 19–23
242 Race Street Philadelphia, PA
Bryn Mawr College, Between Goodhart Hall & Canaday Library Bryn Mawr, PA
“HIS TALE DOESN’T JUST TOUCH ME IN A FLEETING WAY–AS THE MANY STORIES AND IMAGES REPORTED IN THE NEWSPAPERS DO–IT GOES FURTHER. IT MARKS ME.” -THE GUARDIAN
Our fingertips facilitate touch and sensations, but are also used by authorities to track us. The Dublin Regulation mandated a fingerprinting database across Europe for all refugees and migrants. The regulation means that a refugee is sent back to where their fingertips were first recorded, without any regard to their needs, desires, or plans.
Created By Tania El Khoury Performed By Basel Zaraa Song By Basel Zaraa Emily Churchill Zaraa Pete Churchill Katie Stevens Photos By Tania El Khoury Nada Zgank
Festival Co-Producers Lynne & Bertram Strieb Commissioned by “On the Move” LIFT 2016 in partnership with Royal Court Theatre, London. As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury. Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury has been provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
GARDENS SPEAK TANIA EL KHOURY Presented in partnership with Bryn Mawr College as part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury.
SEPT 12–SEPT 23
Hepburn Teaching Theater in Goodhart Hall 150 N. Merion Ave Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 14
“I LIKE THE IDEA OF PUTTING YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND AND HEARING THE STORIES THAT NORMALLY GO UNRECORDED AND UNHEARD.”
-TANIA EL KHOURY
Gardens Speak is an immersive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves may have recounted them.
Interactive Sound Installation Performance By Tania El Khoury Production Assistant & Audience Guide Naya Saleme Production Manager Jessica Harrington Research Assistant and Writer Kinana Issa English Translation Ziad Abu-Rish Calligraphy and Tombstones Design Dia Batal
Set Design Abir Saksouk Sound Recording & Editing Khairy Eibesh Photos By Jesse Hunniford Tania El Khoury Co-commissioned by Fierce Festival (UK) and Next Wave Festival (Australia). Developed through the Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme. Supported by Arts Council of England. Gardens Speak is part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury. Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury has been provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
STORIES OF REFUGE TANIA EL KHOURY Presented in partnership with Bryn Mawr College as part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury.
W E D – S AT: 1 1 A M – 5 P M
S E P T 6– S E P T 2 8
Twelve Gates Arts 51 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 16
“WE WANT FREEDOM. WE WANT NOTHING BUT FREEDOM.” -PARTICIPANT IN STORIES OF REFUGE PROJECT
Tania El Khoury and Petra Serhal from Beirut-based Dictaphone Group collaborated with a group of Syrian refugees who had recently arrived in Munich. They provided each person with a discreet camera for a day, the only instructions being to film their lives in Munich and their favorite spots in the city. Interviews with the refugees work as a soundscape over the footage they created.
Video Installation By Dictaphone Group Concept & Video Editing
Festival Star Producers Martha Carey & Mark Tomlinson
Tania El Khoury Devised With Petra Serhal Videos Filmed By Anonymous Asylum Seekers Commissioned By Spielart Festival Photos By Tania El Khoury
Co-commissioned by Fierce Festival (UK) and Next Wave Festival (Australia.) Developed through the Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme. Supported by Arts Council of England. Stories of Refuge is part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury. Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury has been provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
For Camp Pause, Tania El Khoury and Abir Saksouk from Beirut-based Dictaphone Group worked with four residents of the Rashidieh Refugee Camp on the coast of Lebanon, south of the city of Tyre – a camp that has existed for generations.
CAMP PAUSE TANIA EL KHOURY
SEPT 12–DEC 14
Video Installation By Dictaphone Group Research & Art Direction Abir Saksouk & Tania El Khoury Camera Karam Ghossein
Sound Design Majd Al Hamwi Commissioned By Dar el-Nimr for Art and Culture in Beirut Videos Editing By Ali Beidoun
Participants Hussein al-Zaini Khadijeh al-Masri Hassan Ajjawi Zahraa Faour
Canaday Library Rare Book Room Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave Bryn Mawr, PA 18
Tell Me What I Can Do is a sentence written in a number of letters in which audience members seek advice after hearing the martyrs’ stories written by other audience members. In this newly commissioned work for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury, the artist asks the audience for guidance on what to do with accumulated material that we regard as evidence of our encounter and our shared responsibility.
TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TANIA EL KHOURY
SEPT 12–SEPT 23 Created By Tania El Khoury Space Design
Translation By Ziad Abu-Rish
Abir Saksouk Sound Pieces Kinana Issa Mohamed Nour “Abo Gabi” Ahmed Mohamed Ali “Dali” Agrebi
Installation Coordinator Jon Weary Camp Pause and Tell Me What I Can Do are part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury. Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury has been provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Goodhart Hall Common Room Bryn Mawr College, 150 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 19
LE SUPER GRAND CONTINENTAL SYLVAIN ÉMARD DANSE The world’s most infectious performance event returns to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an even larger spectacle of dance.
SEPT 8& SEPT 9
Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 20
“IN EVERY CITY THE REACTION IS THE SAME. THE PARTICIPANTS AND THE AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE THE SAME EXCITEMENT AND EMOTIONS …” -SYLVAIN ÉMARD A joyously big line dance by Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard, Le Grand Continental ® wowed audiences during its run at the 2012 Fringe Festival and has garnered enthusiastic response across the world – from New York to Mexico City to Wellington, New Zealand.
Rehearsal Assistants Choreography Sylvain Émard Gabrielle Revlock Sound Design Rhonda Moore Martin Tétreault Edgardo Colon Michael Kiley Amalia Colón-Nava Sanchel Brown Lighting Design Nick Jonczak Dom Chacon Bethany Formica Rehearsal Director Sarah Gladwin Camp DJ’d By Stage Manager Emcee Elroy Jessica DeStefano Assitant Stage Manager Samantha Dugan Technical Director Scott Halstead Soundman Row Walters Festival Producers Salem Shuchman & Barbara Klock Festival Executive Producer The Rotunda
Amateur Dancers Abigail Schnapf, Alec Chupik, Alexa (Sasha) Radtke, Alexa Asher, Alice Allsopp, Amy Lalime, Ana Radonjic, Angeles Gonzalez-Prado, Anita Nicholson, Ann Ehrich, Archelle Weston, Arianna Rom, Ashli Talley, Aubreya Lewis, Axel Bauriedel, Béla LevinDorko, Bella Gibson, Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe, Beverly Agard, Bobbi Block, Bonnie MacMillan, Caraya Harris, Carol Purfield, Cassie Myers, Cat Aboudara, Catherine M Schmitt, Cecily Alexandria Chapman, Cherese Verdi, Christina Staab, Christine Mantey, Claire Shoyer, Claudia Levin-Dorko, Clifford Schwinger, Connor Harrison, Curita C Goode, David Calloway, David Chin, Debbie DiGiacobbe, Debbie Gerbec, Deborah Schuman, Deirdre Miller, Delaney McKeon, Ed Nace, Eileen Fisher, Elizabeth Piersol Schmidt, Ellen Dunkel, Emalyn Staab, Emma Bedoukian, Erica Wexler, Felice Schwartz, Frances Bartlett, Francie Woodford, Gianna Lerro, Grisel Garate, Helen Burke, Hydie Miller, Inda Hennessy, Isabella Greenfield, Jackie McLaughlin, Jae Hennessy, Jai Wexler, James Lemma Jr., Jane McDaniel, Jane Piecuch, Janet Pinkerton, Janis Moore Campbell, Jarmel Reitz, Jasmine Smith, Jeff Bullard, Jen Marvelous, Jenna McLaughlin, Jennifer E Greenfield, Jennifer Huth, John Kearney, Joseph Fong, Jude Robison, Judie Christiansen, Judy MacMillan, Judy Williams, Justine Sefcik, Kariann Heslop, Kate Spellissy, Kate Tejada, Katelyn Baron, Katherine Mui, Katherine Wohlsen, Kathryn Yumiko Kono, Katie Scheuer, Kecia Fong, Kelly Farrelly, Ken Warren, Kylin Mettler, Laila Michelle Clark, Laura Naden, Laura Paoloni, Lauren Brown, Lauren Bryant, Lauren Fanslau, Leeia Ferguson, Leila Cohen, Lid Reilly, Lilly McGonigle, Lindsey Huster, Lisa Marie Renk, Lisle Hummerston, Liz Baldwin, Liz Clark, Louisiane Verger, Luke Beauregard, Luz Rivera, Maci Brielle Haggerty, Madeline Winters, Margarette Mongeau, Mark Thompson, Mary Madden, Maura Sutherland, Max Vasapoli, Megan Meiris, Michael LaMonaca, Michele Stulman, Mike Healy, Nancy Frey, Nancy G Heller, Nancy Nieves, Nani Manion, Nani Shin, Natalie Margasak, Nijah Famous, Nina Angela McKissock, Nina Giacobbe, Nina Sherak, Oskar Bauriedel, Patty Bulack, Pierie Korostoff, Rachel Crowley, Rachel Dumka, Rachel Weisberg, Rebecca Godofsky, Regan Buker, Rejoice Jula, Renee Kalandar, Rhoda Williams, Rosanne Sarkissian, Samantha Jeune, Sarah Greenblatt, Sebastian Hamilton, Selene Platt, Senaka Peter, Shayla Abdul-Wali, Sheri Utain, Sheryl Hand, Signe Spragins, Sogol Shirazi, Sonja Bekken, Sophia Levin, Stephanie Seymour, Taylor Frome, Tina Heuges, Tracia Smith, Virginia Hedges, Yelena Zeng, Yolanda Moran, Zakiyyah Muhammad, Zanna Yoshida, Zoey Bonfante
Lead Support for Le Super Grand Continental was provided by The William Penn Foundation. Le Super Grand Continental is a Sylvain Émard Danse and Festival TransAmériques co-production. Le Super Grand Continental is part of the SPARK: Fringe For Young Audiences series of family friendly programming. The SPARK series is made possible by a leadership gift from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund.
Photos Robert Torres 21
THE MUSEUM WORKOUT MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY Gain a fresh perspective on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection. A co-presentation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
SEPT 12–SEPT 17
Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 22
“TACKLES SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES AND ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES DANCE” -THE NEW YORKER Deep knee bends in front of Renaissance armor? Jumping jacks with Picasso? Put your sneakers on and jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass as they travel through the Philadelphia Museum of Art, performing choreographed exercises in the galleries.
Choreographed By Monica Bill Barnes & Company Narration and Route By Maira Kalman Creative Producing Director Robert Saenz de Viteri Performed By Monica Bill Barnes Anna Bass Robert Saenz de Viteri Festival Co-Producers Bill and Joyce Kunkle
The Museum Workout is made possible with support from Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Jody and John Arnhold.
The Museum Workout is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art.
CAEN AMOUR TRAJAL HARRELL A hoochie-coochie show for modern audiences.
SEPT 13–SEPT 15
FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 24
“FUNNY, AFFECTING AND IRONIC IN TONE, AND VISUALLY LIKE NO OTHER CHOREOGRAPHY YOU’VE SEEN” -THE GUARDIAN
Choreographer Trajal Harrell, creator of the series Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (2014 Fringe Festival), uses the origins of modern dance to create an entirely new performance piece, one that invites the viewer to step into an unexplored historical imagination.
Coproduction Support: Barbican Center (London), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Festival Avignon, Theater Freiburg, Arsenic (Lausanne), Gessnerallee (Zurich), ICA Boston, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Productiehuis Rotterdam
Choreography Trajal Harrell Dancers Trajal Harrell Thibault Lac Perle Palombe Ondrej Vidlar Dramaturgy Sara Jansen Festival Co-Producers Larry & Ann Rosen Spector Jane G. Pepper
Also supported by TANZFONDS ERBE- German Federal Cultural Foundation Initiative
Photos By Orpheas Emirzas Costumes Trajal Harrell & Performers Soundtrack Trajal Harrell Lighting Design Sylvain Rausa Set Design Jean Stephan Kiss and Trajal Harrell 25
VARIATIONS ON THEMES FROM LOST AND FOUND: SCENES FROM A LIFE AND OTHER WORKS BY JOHN BERND ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES & MIGUEL GUTIERREZ A living legacy of dance.
SEPT 14– S EPT 16 Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 26
“THE THRUST OF THE PIECE IS NOT ABOUT JOHN’S ILLNESS, BUT ABOUT HIS WORK, AND WHAT HIS WORK AND THE WORK OF MANY FROM HIS GENERATION COULD HAVE BECOME.” -ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES
Until his death from AIDS in 1988, multidisciplinary choreographer John Bernd stood at the forefront of New York’s experimental dance scene. Discovering a piece of paraphernalia from that time, Bernd’s onetime friend and collaborator Ishmael Houston-Jones asked: What would contemporary dance be like if the gay/dance communities hadn’t lost a whole generation of creators to the epidemic?
Performed By Conceived By Ishmael Houston-Jones Co-Directed By Miguel Gutierrez Ishmael Houston-Jones Choreography/Drawings/Music By John Bernd Consultation Jennifer Monson Lights Carol Mullins Production Management Sarah Lurie Video Design Alvaro Gonzalez
Toni Carlson Talya Epstein Alvaro Gonzalez Charles Gowin Madison Krekel Johnnie Cruise Mercer Alex Rodabaugh Photos By Ian Douglas Festival Co-Producers Sissie & Herb Lipton Christie Hartwell Judith Tannenbaum Tony Forte & Ryan Hummel Festival Producer Bob Dever
Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Originally made possible with support from a commission from Danspace Project, as well as support from Mert Gilmore Foundation, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, James E. Robison Foundation, Lambent Foundation and an Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Compositions by John Bernd, arranged and re-mixed by Nick Hallett 27
THE UNDERGIRD MEG FOLEY A love letter to what we think we’ve lost.
SEPT 13–SEPT 16
Icebox Project Space 1400 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 28
“IT’S LIKE THE FLOORBOARDS LIFT UP AND THE SPACE BECOMES SO FULL WITH DRUMMED UP EMOTION AND SENSATION” -MEG FOLEY
Where does one body end and another begin? Can my words, my insistence, let you feel the inside of my elbow? If you can feel it and I can feel you, does that make us more real?
Featuring Text By Joshua Beckman Matthew Dickman Concept/Project Leader Meg Foley Direction/Choreography/Performance By Meg Foley Drew Kaiser Jungeun Kim Annie Wilson Natalie Robin Lighting Design Natalie Robin Costume Design Allison Pearce Set Design Meg Foley Natalie Robin Creative Producer Sarah Bishop-Stone Production Manager Natalie Robin
Photos By Eric Ashleigh Performers Natalie Robin Joshua Beckman Matthew Dickman Process Facilitation Jennifer Bullock Mina Zarfsaz This project was supported in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant. Presented in partnership with Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts. Developed with financial support provided by The University of the Arts. Residency support provided by Icebox Project Space, Dancemakers Centre for Creation, and The Kate Escape. The undergird is indebted to research and dancing shared with Kristel Baldoz, Alice Chauchat, Eun Jung Choi, Jeanine Durning, Gregory Holt, Eroca Nicols, iele paloumpis, Marissa Perel, Marysia Stokłosa, and Christina Zani.
OF ARMS AND THE MAN THE CROSSING
Donald Nally, Conductor Nationalism and war. Victory and loss. Joy and despair.
ÂSEPT 16 AT 8PM
FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 30
“I WANTED TO ASK QUESTIONS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. MAYBE NO ANSWERS AT ALL.”
A quote from Virgil’s Aeneid serves as an apt title for an epic aural voyage that explores the timeless themes of nationalism and war while navigating personal stories of joy and despair. Grammy-winning choir The Crossing brings to life music by twelve contemporary composers whose work examines victory and loss across national and personal borders.
Of arms and the man I sing, who, forced by fate And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, Expelled and exiled, left the Trojan shore… For what offense the Queen of Heav’n began To persecute so brave, so just a man;… Can heav’nly minds such high resentment show, Or exercise their spite in human woe? –Virgil
Photos By Becky Oehlers Festival Co-Producers Tom & Linda McCarthy
The Choir Katy Avery Julie Bishop Karen Blanchard Rebecca Myers Alissa Ruth Rebecca Siler Joanna Gates Heidi Kurtz Chelsea Lyons Becky Oehlers Elisa Sutherland Shari Wilson Steven Bradshaw Ryan Fleming Michael Jones Daniel O’Dea
James Reese Robert Eisentrout Daniel Schwartz Colin Dill Will Doreza Steven Hyder Daniel Spratlan Mark Livshits Cellos Sujin Lee Thomas Mesa Arlen Hlusko Conductor Donald Nally Accompanist Laura Ward 31
MANGER BORIS CHARMATZ A swallowed reality, a slow digestion of the world.
SEPT 22 & Â SEPT 23
FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 32
“WE LAUNCH MOVEMENT WITH OUR MOUTHS… DANCE IS IN THE STOMACH. DANCE IS IN THE PALATE. DANCE IS IN THE TEETH…” -BORIS CHARMATZ
Whet your appetite with manger, a delectable work by French choreographer Boris Charmatz that implores audiences to examine the nature of eating, of digesting information, of consuming.
Directed By Boris Charmatz Lights Yves Godin Sound Olivier Renouf Arrangements & Vocal Training Dalila Khatir Choreographic Assistant Thierry Micouin Interpreted By Or Avishay Matthieu Barbin Nuno Bizarro Ashley Chen Olga Dukhovnaya Alix Eynaudi Julien Gallée-Ferré Christophe Ives Maud Le Pladec Filipe Lourenço Asha Imani Thomas
Frank Willens Sound Material “Ticket Man” The Kills “Hey Light” Animal Collective “King Kong” Daniel Johnston “Leisureforce” Aesop Rock “Je t’obéis” Sexy Sushi “La Folia” Arcangelo Corelli “Symphony n°7”, Ludwig van Beethoven “Qui habitat” Josquin des Prez “Three Voices” Morton Feldman “Lux Aeterna” György Ligeti Text Le bonhomme de merde in L’Enregistré Created at the Ruhrtriennale – International Festival of the Arts 2014
Coproduced by Ruhrtriennale-International Festival of the Arts; Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes; Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d’Automne Paris; steirischer herbst Graz; Holland Festival Amsterdam; Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main. manger is produced by Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne– Directed by Boris Charmatz. The association receives grants from the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs / Brittany), the City of Rennes, the Regional Council of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine General Council. museedeladanse.org. The Institut français regularly supports the international touring of Musée de la danse. manger is a part of Philadelphia Museum of Dance (visit drexel. edu/phlpmd for more information). Support for Philadelphia Museum of Dance has been provided to Westphal College of Media Arts & Design by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
IN PLAIN AIR INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Presented in partnership with Christ Church Preservation Trust
SEPT 22 & Â SEPT 23
Christ Church Campus 20 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 34
“THE ORGAN IS AN ENSEMBLE WITH ONE MASTER: A MASSIVE CONTRAPTION TAMED BY THE GREAT SKILL OF ITS ORGANIST, ITS BUILDER, AND ITS TUNERS.” -NATHAN DAVIS
A 3,000-pipe organ, centuries-old bells as they are heard in the belfry, an orchestra of pipe whistles, community-built music boxes: the sounds of In Plain Air carry the audience through the campus and history of one of the nation’s most historic sites.
Composed By Phyllis Chen Nathan Davis Performed By International Contemporary Ensemble Major support for In Plain Air has been provided to Christ Church Preservation Trust by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and Arthur Judson Foundation.
In Plain Air commission and engagement activities are supported in part by OpenICE, a program made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
HUMANS CIRCA A stirring exploration of what it means to be human.
SEPT 28 & Â SEPT 29
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 36
“A CLEAR DEMONSTRATION OF THE ARTISTRY OF CIRCUS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO DRAW TOGETHER MULTIPLE THEATRICAL FORMS.” -THE GUARDIAN
Straddling the borders between circus arts, theater, and contemporary dance, Australia’s bold contemporary circus troupe Circa explores the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes.
Created By Yaron Lifschitz and The Circa Ensemble Director Yaron Lifschitz Technical Director Jason Organ
Humans is co-presented with Annenberg Center Live. The Annenberg Center’s 18/19 dance series is presented by Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance.
Created By Caroline Baillon Nathan Boyle Marty Evans Keaton Hentoff-Killian Rowan Heydon-White Bridie Hooper Todd Kilby Nathan Knowles Cecilia Martin Daniel O’Brien Kimberley O’Brien
Costume Design Libby McDonnell Producers Andrew & Bryna Scott Executive Producers Arthur Kaplan & Duane Perry Tom & Carol Beam
Humans is commissioned by MA scene nationale – Pays de Montbeliard.
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
P RODUCERS CIRCL E Benefactors
Audrey Claire Taichman Richard Vague Star Producers Anton Charitable Trust Tobey and Mark Dichter David and Linda Glickstein Carole Gravagno Al and Nancy Hirsig David Hoffman David Seltzer and Lisa Roberts Martha Carey and Mark Tomlinson Executive Producers Louis Bluver Arthur M. Kaplan and R. Duane Perry Tom and Carol Beam Kevin Kleinschmidt Tom Lussenhop Salem Schuchman and Barbara Klock Lisa and Stuart Young Producers Robert M. Dever Carol Klein and Lawrence Spitz Ed and Anne Wagner Larry and Anne Rosen Spector Co-Producers Cat, Annie, and Steven Bohnenberger Tony Forte and Ryan Hummel Shelley Green and Michael Golden Richard and Peggy Greenawalt Christie Hartwell Bill & Joyce Kunkle Charisse Lillie Sissie and Herb Lipton Linda and Thomas McCarthy Jane G. Pepper Hal Real and Anne Sheppard Franklyn Rodgers Andrew and Bryna Scott Lynne and Bert Strieb Lee Swiacki Judith Tannenbaum Joseph and Carolyn Short-Torsella Helene and Archbold Van Beuren Lee van de Velde Bonnie and William White Bruce Willner Paul Wright and Kerri Kennedy Associate Producers Chris Deephouse and Donna Hunt Denise DiSimone Risa Ellovich Eduardo Glandt Celeste Hemingson Allen Kuharski Michael Lillys Steven Poses and Christina Sterner Deborah Solo and Angel Franqui Geraldine Wang Barbara Eberlein and Jerry Wind Richard E. and Diane Dalto Woosnam
BOARD Richard Vague, Chair Jennifer Bohnenberger, Vice Chair/Secretary Lisa P. Young, Treasurer Gabe Canuso Mark Dichter Denise DiSimone Tony P. Forte David Grasso Gail M. Harrity David Hoffman Kevin Kleinschmidt Kathy Lentini David Lipson Tom Lussenhop Ajay Raju Hal Real Salem Shuchman Michael Solomonov Stephen Starr Nick Stuccio Audrey Claire Taichman Max Tuttleman Paul Wright
STAFF Nick Stuccio President & Producing Director Carolyn Schlecker Managing Director Zach Blackwood Artistic Producer Sabrina Carter Festival Communications Coordinator Katy Dammers Artist Producer Sarah Dennis Finance Associate & Office Manager Claire Frisbie Marketing and Communications Director Vanessa Gross Interim Venue & Patron Services Director Jarrod Markman Fringe Festival Coordinator Keighty McLallen Interim Production Manager Christopher Munden Guide & Information Manager Georgia Schlessman Technical Director Raina Searles Marketing Manager Jennifer Shorstein Development Manager Hugh Wilikofsky Institutional Giving Coordinator Julie Shaon Director of Development
Sami Rannila Programming Fellow Kelly Orenshaw Associate Production Manager Emily Hayes Interim Associate Production Manager Melissa Bridge Director of Finance + Administration Claire Frisbie Director of Marketing + Communications
FESTIVAL STAFF Jessica Bedford Festival Box Office Manager Matt DeJong Venue Manager (Stifters Dinge) Jess DeStefano Venue Manager (Le Super Grand Continental) Wendy Blackburn Eastland Festival Assistant Production Manager Rob Edmondson Jr. Project Coordinator (Stifters Dinge) Scott Halstead Festival Technical Director Emily Hayes Festival Assistant Production Manager Sydney Justice Venue Manager
(The Accountant + Variations on Themes frome Lost and Found...)
Jacks Katz Venue Manager (Do You Want A Cookie?) Ben Levan Venue Manager
(Stories of Refuge + As Far As My Fingertips Take Me)
Keighty McLallen Festival Production Manager Kelly Orenshaw Festival Associate Production Manager Toby Petit Venue Manager (The Undergird) Megan Schumacher Festival Volunteer Coordinator
FEASTIVAL + FRINGEA-THON STAFF Kate Kosarek Director of Special Events Joanne Marder Senior Director of Development Kate Oâ€™Brien Marketing Manager
LA PEG STAFF
Peter Woolsey Executive Chef/ Proprietor Patrick Limanni Chef de Cuisine Brad Histand General Manager Andrew Conover Assistant General Manager
Sun Young Baek Production Katherine Brandel Development Julia Bryck Programming Destiny Bugg Programming Sabrina Carter Programming Elizabeth Contessa Production Rokiatou Dembele Finance + Accounting Matt Demetrides Financial Arts Noelle Franklin Development + Special Events Samantha Franz Production Alyssa Kerper Marketing Information Management Aaron Lam Marketing Jiajun Liao Marketing Mary Menchel Patron Services Osvaldo Moran Graphic Design Emma Newsome Development Allsion Noah Programming Kyle Oâ€™Kane Communications Chris Parenti Graphic Design Claire Shoyer Communications Rachel Spause Programming
OUR SUPPORTERS FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT SPONSORS
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Arthur Judson Foundation, Inc. The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Harvey and Virginia Kimmel Arts EducationFund of the Philadelphia Foundation as recommended by Harvey and Virginia Kimmel
CO-HOSTS Nicholas Elmi Michael Solomonov Stephen Starr Audrey Claire Taichman
CO-CHAIRS Michael Forman & Jennifer Rice Tony Forte & Ryan Hummel Dr. Larry Kaiser & Lindy Snider David & Susan Lipson Jesse & Beka Rendell
for the 2018
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, 7 - 10PM (VIP AT 6PM) FRINGEARTS - 140 N. COLUMBUS BLVD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
Philadelphia’s top chefs pair up to create exclusive, one-night-only dishes inspired by the flavors of our city.
TO PREVIEW THIS YEAR’S CHEF PAIRINGS AND PURCHASE TICKETS,
Calling all Readers Leaders + Eaters Fuel up for your day with a stop at Franklin’s Table, the new food hall on Penn’s campus featuring 7 of the city’s most exciting chefs. Grab something to go, or stay and sample a little bit of everything — your taste buds will thank you. FEATURING
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DK Sushi Goldie The Juice Merchant High Street Provisions KQ Burger Little Baby’s Ice Cream Pitruco Pizza
@ ANNENBERG CENTER LIVE
American Contemporary Music Ensemble
PRIVATE PEACEFUL OCT 11-13 Experience a young, WWI soldierâ€™s last night alive in this Philly premiere
First U.S. tour by electro-acoustic composer heard across TV and film
SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER A Rap on Race
OCT 12-13 New dance-theatre work exploring how we talk about race
CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY DEC 14-15 Radiant tap, jazz and swing troupe making its Philly debut
Spectrum Dance Theater and Caleb Teicher & Company are co-presented with NextMove Dance
TICKETS START AT $29! AnnenbergCenter.org 215.898.3900
over 20 pa ciders Self-guided
house tours vip experience with pairings & AND limited edition ciders
live music Fun activities & cool art PaY AS YOU GO
12pm-5pm | vip entry 11am
food trucks HOUSE TO HOUSE
Now in print:
The Sentient Archive:
Bodies, Performance, and Memory
Top artists and cultural scholars theorize the body as a crucible of knowledge. pewcenterarts.org/SentientArchive Wesleyan u n i v e r s i t y
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Sorrel Ann Alburger
Communications Consultant Sorrel wanted to fuse technology, global studies and nonprofit leadership into her corporate profile, so she came to Penn. Our flexible masterâ€™s program allowed her to broaden her international perspective while advancing her career. Pennâ€™s Master of Liberal Arts is a customizable graduate program offering daytime and evening classes to fit your schedule.
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Read about our curated shows in the 2018 Fringe Festival, Sept 6-23.