A vibrant bunch, Beautiful Extremities is a debut performance produced by Temple University students Kailey McCrudden, Paige Gilson, Kristin Gdovin, and Nicole Gauthier. Considered a mash-up of modern dance styles, this concert contains a range of dances that blend beautifully through every extreme.
Beautiful Extremities is an evening length dance performance brought to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival by a collaboration of up-and-coming Temple University Artists. Nicole Marie Gauthier, Kailey McCrudden, Kristin Gdovin, and Paige Gilson have brought their own unique styles to the concert in order to create a “mash-up” of modern dance choreography. A debut performance, Beautiful Extremities will be performed at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, Studio One, 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21th at 6:30PM.
Throughout the concert, there is a blend of Solo performances, duets, and small group dances. After each dance, the audience will be transported somewhere new via the dance selection. These artists have worked long and hard to bring dance to life, in numerous forms, for the audience. Beautiful Extremities reveals that dance can be funny; dance can be sad; dance can be confusing; and dance can be beautiful.
“I wanted to challenge myself to do something outside of my comfort zone.” Kailey McCrudden remarks, when asked about the story behind her piece, “Kirplink, Kurplank, Kurplunk,” “Typically, I stick to the more serious concepts, but I wanted to explore the development of a funny dance.”
Beautiful Extremities incorporates elements from pop-culture, spoken word, unique spacial patterns, and Irish heritage. Although each dance’s theme is independent in nature, they all come together for an entertaining and exciting performance.