xoxo moongirl
Jul
29
to Aug 26

xoxo moongirl

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICALLY-INSPIRED CIRCUS FANTASIA INCORPORATES BREATHTAKING AERIALS AND ACROBATICS TO TELL THE STORY OF A GIRL IN A TROUBLED HOME AND HER FLIGHT TO THE MOON TO ESCAPE AND PREVAIL.

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Communitas 5 Years Later
May
16
to May 26

Communitas 5 Years Later

Communitas is a Latin noun that describes an unstructured society where humans are equal. Five years ago company founders Ben Grinberg and Nick Gillette began with this as a foundation for performance. Now, five years later.. company members Adam Kerbal, Ben Grinberg, Lauren Johns and Nicole Burgio seek to re-experience, in stark simplicity, the creation of a communitas.

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Grounds that Shout, and Others Merely Shaking
May
11
12:30 PM12:30

Grounds that Shout, and Others Merely Shaking

Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson to present Grounds That Shout! (And Others Merely Shaking), a series of performances exploring relationships and connections between religion, movement, race, and the body with a focus on the African American religious experience and the specific context of Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. Wilson will curate performances by Almanac and other Philadelphia-based artists at religious sites in Old City and Society Hill—host to a unique density of historic churches—highlighting both the broad narrative history of these spaces and their present-day status in a rapidly changing city.

The project extends Wilson’s recent work with New York’s Danspace Project interrogating the history of St. Mark’s Church.

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The Spotted Lanternfly
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

The Spotted Lanternfly

A new dance and music piece in collaboration with the Relache Ensemble, performed out doors at two of the region’s finest arboretums.

“...celebrating our natural world and raising awareness about environmental issues impacting southeastern Pennsylvania”

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The Spotted Lanternfly
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Spotted Lanternfly

A new dance and music piece in collaboration with the Relache Ensemble, performed out doors at two of the region’s finest arboretums.

...celebrating our natural world and raising awareness about environmental issues impacting southeastern Pennsylvania”

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Go! Workshop with Rosanna Gamson
Apr
1
to Apr 3

Go! Workshop with Rosanna Gamson

All the way from LA comes the Philadelphia debut of GO, an improvisational system created by Rosanna Gamson.  GO is a sequential series of exercises and games that help break performers of habits and mannerisms, spark movement invention, and build ensemble and listening skills. 

Click here to RSVP for this very special workshop — April 1-3, 6-9PM each night.

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Creative Hive @ Casa de Artes, Mexico City
Sep
23
to Jan 13

Creative Hive @ Casa de Artes, Mexico City

Almanac company members Nicole Burgio and Ben Grinberg share their process for creating full-length contemporary circus with an ensemble of mover/makers in Mexico City from September-December, 2018. 

Information about the program and registration is available here (page is in Spanish):

Additional intensive workshops in various aerial, handstand, and physical theatre disciplines will be offered in Mexico City at this time as well.

Final shows are open to the public December 8, 15, and 22.

http://www.artesycirco.com/colmena-creativa/

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Almanac at the Barnes
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Almanac at the Barnes

Watch performers tumble, climb, fall, and fly as they create a new language of storytelling in action. Stick around between performances to unlock the acrobat inside yourself!

Performances at 1pm and 2:30pm; interactive workshop at 1:20pm.

FREE

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Test Flights
Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Test Flights

Circus scratch night! Come out to see works-in-progress from the region’s most skilled and expressive jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists. Join us as we celebrate risk-taking  cross-pollination of circus with other art forms. This special festival edition will feature performances from Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Sasha Harrington and Andrew Adams, Nicole Burgio, and more. 

FREE

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