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

Duo: Asimina Chremos & Zachary Darrup

Zachary Darrup is a musician who uses a prepared guitar and an assortment of objects to create his soundscapes.

Asimina Chremos is a dancer/artist with interests in the continua between form and flow, nature and culture, repetition and change, and discipline and pleasure.

This was the duo’s first collaboration at Angler Movement Art Center in Philly.

Asimina Chremos + Jack Wright

Asimina Chremos is a dance and crochet artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA

Jack Wright, described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design”, has been a saxophone improviser traveling through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations.