FRINGE PICKS: Lemme Hear Your Body Talk


bodies in urban spaces

Cie. Willi Dorner

Vienna-based choreographer Willi Dorner makes his Festival debut with bodies in urban spaces, a free outdoor dance event that will travel through Philadelphia’s business district. Meet at LOVE Park and follow the dancers as they stack their bodies in and around Center City newsstands, fire escapes, and office buildings, creating a colorful trail of live human sculpture. Philly’s architectural landscape will never look the same again. Get your walking shoes on and be prepared to stand and walk during this performance. (9/5 at 12:30 & 7pm, 9/6 at 1pm, Begins at John F. Kennedy Plaza/LOVE Park)


urbanecho_1.jpgUrban ECHO: Circle Told

Leah Stein Dance Company + Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Leah Stein Dance Company returns to the Live Arts Festival in a collaboration with the renowned Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia to present Urban ECHO: Circle Told, a mesmerizing integration of 100 singers and eight dancers moving together within the crumbling grandeur of West Philadelphia’s Rotunda. This world premiere performance features an original score by Pauline Oliveros, who is widely recognized for her unique approach to spontaneous composition. Stein and Mendelssohn Club conductor Alan Harler will invite audiences into a compelling, ever-changing landscape of dancers and singers in motion. (9/6 at 2pm & 4pm, 9/13 at 2pm & 4pm)


kidsimple_1.jpgKid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh

Azuka Theatre

Child prodigy Moll invents a machine that can hear the unhearable, like grass growing and hearts breaking.
Kid Simple is a quirky tale of innocence and experience, featuring a quest, a virgin, and a host of pleasures, perils, and randy woodland creatures, accompanied by an original live Foley sound design. Featuring: Kathryn Petersen, Amanda Schoonover, Keith Conallen, Delanté G. Keys, Joe Mallon, Kevin Meehan & Zura Young. Azuka Theatre strengthens the connection and shared humanity among its diverse audiences by giving voice to the people whose stories go unheard. (through 9/13)

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