140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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N/ASales ended 09-09-2012 01:00PM
A revelation of codependence between weakness and stereotypes, modern dance explained candidly details the distance we are willing to travel for acceptance, the hilarious hoops we jump through to be taken seriously, and the languages we contrive to be understood.
modern dance explained. This coming of age tale documents a 27-year-old Virginia native who, after a failed career as a barista, disguises herself with a posh English accent, moves up north and appoints herself “the next big choreographer of Philadelphia”. In two short months, with four unsuspecting dancers, a pending online Dance degree from Phoenix University, and funds graciously endowed by her hometown church and Christian Arts Association: “Shall HE Dance?” the self proclaimed brooding artist must convince the dance community, and herself, of her true potential stardom by producing a magnificent dance concert. A revelation of codependence between human weakness and stereotypes, modern dance explained candidly details the distance we are willing to travel for acceptance, the hilarious hoops we jump through to be taken seriously, and the languages we contrive to be understood. This piece is a celebration of the absurd and recognition of the process with which every artist can inarguably empathize. By way of dance-theatre-comedy, this brave exploration raises questions of self-invention vs. self-discovery as it collides with various explanations of modern dance.