Dark Moon; Practice in Public at Penn Museum
Saturday, April 20th from 11-1 pm
On Saturday, April 20th Shannon Murphy and collaborators Danielle Currica, Patricia Dominguez, Beau Hancock, Marisa Illingworth, Megan Quinn, William Robinson, Steve Surgalski, Michele Tantoco, and Sara Yassky will hold a public practice at Penn Museum.
These practices question our perception of being alone and together. To practice in such a public way, alongside the patrons of Penn Museum, will allow us to renegotiate this relationship: we are never completely alone, yet coming together is always more complicated than expected. These developed dance practices frame a collective differentiation, a way of being together, thinking together, feeling together. The work reveals the labor of connection and potentializes relationships that do not hide this labor but rather amplify it.
The performance is free with admission to the museum.
The performance will be located in and around the Rotunda.
May 10 and11th
Dark Moon is a performance practice that has been developed by Shannon Murphy and her collaborators Danielle Currica, Patricia Dominguez, Beau Hancock, Marisa Illingworth, Megan Quinn, William Robinson, Steve Surgalski, Michele Tantoco, and Sara Yassky.
6:30 - 7:00 PM Pre-Show Gathering
- Come have a cup of tea, look at materials that evidence our processes such as mind maps, scores, images, and reflections. You can also listen to the meditation that we engage before every practice.
7:00-8:30 Performance Practice
- The performance will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Seating will be in the round. Please contact me about accessibility needs.
Location: Archedream Studio
543 industrial park drive Yeadon, PA
Tickets are $15
$10 for students and PhiladelphiaDance.org members. (Please bring your card with you)
More about Dark Moon:
Are we alone or together? Questioning the permeability of solidarity, Dark Moon is a place for us to explore our differentiated selves. Activating imaginative environments to thrive in, we work to find, feel, and care for one another. The labor of this support is demonstrated and amplified. We dance to locate differentiated collectivity. We carry and hold each other up and set each other down. We frame the mundane, memorializing a moment that might otherwise be overlooked. We are asking ourselves to look again, to abandon the familiar, and move closer to one another. We invite you to to do the same.
The performance practice is about an hour and a half. Run times vary as the score is emergent from the performers each night. Steve Sugalski's live composition can get loud at times. We will provide earplugs for those who might be sensitive to loud music.
These images are made to explore yet another way that we might see one another.