PO Box 30393
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Drawn together by a penchant for rigor, design, physicality, and thoughtful collaboration, dance artists Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Pamela Vail combine forces in a concert of diverse, dynamic dance works, joined by an exciting array of artists from music, theater, and film. Everything go(es) together.
Join us as we present a concert of premieres: Mechanism—a duet by the two choreographers with an original score by Brandon Evans; Vail’s new duet with theatre artist Jon Foley Sherman; the large and energetic I think I no you from some knowhere by Goudie-Averill with live music by Temple University’s percussion ensemble, bookended by two dynamic companion duets danced by Beau Hancock with Jae Hoon Lim and Katherine Kiefer Stark with Lauren Putty; a complex and visceral solo by Peter Schmitz with an original score by Michael Chorney performed by Vail; an electrifying videodance created by video artist Jeremy Moss with Vail; and Goudie-Averill’s solo based on Philadelphia poet CA Conrad’s (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises. Lighting by Edward Rice. Eleanor Goudie-Averill, a 2007 M.F.A. Dance Performance graduate of the University of Iowa, currently teaches Modern Dance technique at Temple University and Ballet at the Wissahickon Dance Academy in Philadelphia. Since 2007, she has co-directed the Stone Depot Dance Lab, a collaborative team of performing and visual artists whose mission is to create honest and experiential dances. Her choreography has been shown in NYC at Dance New Amsterdam’s RAW Material, White Wave’s DUMBO and Cool NY Festivals, and Triskelion Arts; in Philadelphia at The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2011, Group Motion’s Spiel Uhr, CHI Movement Arts Center’s INhale Series, Norristown Dance Festival, and Philly Fringe 2010-11; as well as throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Currently, Ellie dances for MacArthur Dance Project and Group Motion Dance Company and has performed with many other choreographers and companies such as SCRAP Performance Group, Movement Brigade, Kayle & Company and Daara Dance. She began her training at Ballet Midwest in Topeka, Kansas, holds a BFA in dance from the University of Kansas and has also served as Visiting Professor of Ballet at Bucknell University and Artistic Director of the UI Youth Ballet. Pamela Vail is a performer, choreographer, improviser, and teacher. She is a founding member of critically acclaimed New York City-based Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, and is a co-founding member of the Architects, a performance improvisation ensemble. Vail also works with independent choreographers including Terry Creach, Heidi Henderson/elephant JANE dance, Tori Lawrence and Peter Schmitz. She teaches master classes and performs her own choreography nationally and internationally, and is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Vail holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in dance from Smith College, and has been dancing since she was six years old.
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