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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The Fleecing
Feb
8
to Feb 17

The Fleecing

An audience immersive, interactive performance event inside a historic mansion in Germantown, featuring some of the region's best performers, as they push themselves to a fever pitch to win your solemn vote.

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Scrimmage
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Scrimmage

Sport your Eagles green and kick off Super Bowl Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Cheer for “Scrimmage!” as teams of acrobats from the Almanac face off and look for recruits in the audience for the match of the century.

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Harvest
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Harvest

A week long micro-residency with a guest artist, culminating in a mixed-bill showing of work created during the residency and short works in progress performances by community members. Warm cider, cookies, conversation, and performance- all ending in a group folk dance. 

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Fronteras: A Door in the Desert
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Fronteras: A Door in the Desert

  • Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The center piece of Almanac's 2017 Mexico tour, a reworked and reimagined Door in the Desert will be presented by the secretary of culture at Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas. Featuring four original cast members as well as newcomer Mexican artist Samuel Morales as well as original live music. 

http://sc.jalisco.gob.mx/agenda/danza/7307

Admission is free!

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AcroAction! Performance and Workshop
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

AcroAction! Performance and Workshop

In a plaza between two elementary schools, right as the final bell rings, the fun begins! We will present excerpts from AcroAction!, our acclaimed in-school assembly program, outside the Santa Cecilia Cultural Center in Guadalajara. After the performances, we will invite the students to come and build trust, take risks, play and move with us! Sponsored by the Santa Cecilia Cultural Center. Presentado en español. 

Free!

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Fiesta BUFA / NOCHE de Estrellas
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Fiesta BUFA / NOCHE de Estrellas

  • Foro Cultural El Andén (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There's high culture, and then there's low culture. We came to Mexico to be presented by the government's secretary of culture, to do our serious piece about crossing borders, identities, and search for human understanding. 

This isn't that. That's next week.

This is a huge f*cking party.

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Artist talk: Creating and producing in the USA
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Artist talk: Creating and producing in the USA

Join Almanac for an artist talk and open discussion about creating and producing work as a collective ensemble and self-producing company in the United States. Sponsored by the Departamento de Artes Escenicas, Centro Universitario de Arte, Arquitectura, y Diseño. Admission is free and open to the public as well as students.

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Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden

Immersive improvisations, rarely seen duets, luminescent umbrellas and material from Fronteras are set against the backdrop of the New York Botanical Garden's Chihuly Nights -- featuring 12 massive glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly. Live music, drinks, and the incredible grounds of the Garden await you for a magical summer evening.

More information at tickets are available at https://www.nybg.org/event/chihuly/chihuly-nights/

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Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden

Join Almanac for immersive performances featuring all-new acrobatic content set against the backdrop of the New York Botanical Garden's Chihuly Nights -- featuring 12 massive glass sculptures by Artist Dale Chihuly. 

More information at tickets are available at https://www.nybg.org/event/chihuly/chihuly-nights/

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A Door in the Desert — World Premiere
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

A Door in the Desert — World Premiere

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World Premiere, Evening length work at FringeArts

How you get there isn’t the point. The Door in the Desert has been here all along. Unlock it, and for a moment you and it are one, fused together in a non-social space that has some cows around. You tumble past cactuses that hurt in a strangely predictable way if you prick yourself on them. Unfamiliar faces greet you, but their unknown language is not an obstacle. You understand everything now: not all who are lost wander. Not all who are tired sleep. 

But some people who are tired do sleep. 

But just some of them.

Presented as part of Mexican Week -- and presented as one of the full-length works created during the FRONTERAS platform -- A Door in the Desert is an acrobatic journey through transcendence and back, earnestly questioning why we divide and label ourselves.

What do we owe our neighbors? ¿Que debemos a nuestros vecinos?

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An Homage to Whatshername — World Premiere
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

An Homage to Whatshername — World Premiere

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An Homage to Whatshername -- one of two full length works created by Almanac with resident artist Emmanuel Becerra during the FRONTERAS platform -- is a full-length devised work that unpacks the biases associated with female-identifying people in positions of power. 

How you get here is entirely the point.  Because she wasn’t expected to build a door with the bricks of the patriarchy, but she did.  What if men didn’t talk all the time and require their opinions to be validated as universal truths? Maybe we could all sleep better.

Created during the FRONTERAS platform, An Homage to Whatshername precariously balances celebration of female stamina with resistance to the gendered distinction that frames our strength as extraordinary in the first place.

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Almanacro at The Adrienne
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Almanacro at The Adrienne

Our ensemble movement and acrobatics workshop, Almancro, is back for the Spring! Come move with us on the Mainstage of the Adrienne. We will explore both solo and partnered movement, with exercises and lessons geared towards the participants' interests and skill levels. Flyer or base, professional or novice, this event is for you. Almanacro is free for all - donations are appreciated but not necessary to attendance.

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