XFest

Open Field Initiative and 119 Gallery present XFest 2016, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.

 

 

 

Graffito Works at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Steven Weisz, founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, has brought numerous dance programs to the greater Philadelphia region.

His latest brainchild, Graffito Works (translated as “little scribbles” of movement), presented at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

Graffito Works is a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public. Work is created in non-traditional spaces, challenging artists to push the boundaries of their craft, while making their work relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

The performance featured improvisational dance with movement spontaneously created and inspired by the surrounding environment.

Asimina Chremos
Loren Groenendaal
Beau Hancock
JungWoong Kim
Megan Mazarick
Marion Ramirez
Jenny Sawyer
Julius Masri
&
Steven Weisz

Graffito Works at Grounds For Sculpture

Graffito Works Presents a Performance inspired by Robert Lobe’s “In the Forest Drawn of Metal” featuring Forest Projects, Collaborative Works with Kathleen Gilje.

The performance took place at the West Gallery, Grounds For Sculpture.

Steven Weisz’s brainchild, Graffito Works, is a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

Work is created in non-traditional spaces, challenging artists to push the boundaries of their craft, while making their work relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

This performance featured improvisational dance with movement spontaneously created and inspired by the exhibition In The Forest of Drawn Metal by artist Robert Lobe, currently on display at Grounds For Sculpture.

Movers:
Asimina Chremos
Lee Fogel
Meg Foley
Loren Groenendaal
Beau Hancock
Adam Kerbel
JungWoong Kim
Megan Mazarick
Marion Ramirez
Jenny Sawyer
Zornitsa Stoyanova

Music:
Julius Masri

Vervet Dance presents: Boing! (preview)

Boing! is an exploration of bouncing and swirling, created as a fusion of music, dance, performance, and installation.

A kinesthetically playful and aurally rich experience, Boing! delivers child-like fun with sophisticated composition.

This work features an ensemble of crafty performers moving and sounding within thousands of ping-pong balls and an array of cooking pots, forming a stunning visual and sonic experience with “a satisfying cacophony of pings and pops. . . and delicious silence”, in the words of Beau Hancock from ThINKingDANCE.

Designed by Flandrew Fleisenberg and Loren Groenendaal. Performed by Sean Thomas Boyt, Fleisenberg, Groenendaal, Jenny Sawyer, Kelly Turner, and Elizabeth Weinstein.

The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia at Mascher Space

is a monthly series curated by dance artist Loren Groenendaal and experimental percussionist flandrew fleisenberg and features improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performances from local and touring artists.

The January performance took place at Mascher Space and featured a duet by fleisenberg and Jodi Obeid:

Another duet by Rori Smith and Drake Tyler:

And then a collective piece performed by:

Mike Bullock, Modular synth
Linda Bullock, video
flandrew fleisenberg, percussion
Julius Masri, expert playing of a surprise
Drake Tyler, Electronics
Loren Groenendaal
Jodi Obeid
and
Rori Smith

d e l i r i u m

Samantha Star, Michelle Daniele and the Black Light/body paint themed photo shoot with Photographers in Philadelphia.

One of the pictures in this collection was selected by FWA Photo editors as Photo of the day, November 21st 2013

http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2013-11-21/

Philadelphia’s Hack 2.0

An overview of Philadelphia’s Hack 2.0 event at bahdeebahdu art space.

HACK 2.0 is a technology based design and art exhibition featuring hackers, artists, and designers from Philadelphia and beyond.

This video shows a glimpse of Joo Won Park’s performance as well as other happenings.

 

Joo Won Park et al at Philadelphia’s Hack 2.0