The house you grew up in squeezes into your current home, bending walls, twinning rooms, tilting windows.
Nichole Canuso's Midway Avenue is a one-woman dance-story-map-tour of that doubled house. Canuso questions, constructs and transforms the outlines of her memories as she builds and takes apart her house. Stories and images of growing up in 1980s Philadelphia are inventoried and systematized within a constantly shifting landscape. With careful attention and playful abandon Canuso tackles questions about what we choose to embrace and what we try to erase.
The Saturday performance will be followed by a panel conversation titled "Architecture, Memory and The Body" which will discuss our bodies and the built environment. Do we move differently because of the architecture we grew up in? Panelists include dancer/choreographer Nichole Canuso, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron, and urbanist/neighborhood advocate Emaleigh Doley. Choreographer Andrew Simonet will moderate.
"No slick tricks, no cheap thrills; this lady is making movement art" - Philadelphia City Paper