An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 25, 2021
140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
Part of the 2021 Fringe Festival
Stellar is a dance film of speculative fiction inspired by afro-futures, the echoes of jazz, and the stars within us. Performers Bree Breeden, Kyle Marshall, and Ariana Speight gathered for virtual improvisation sessions during the second spring of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Online conversations led to in-studio embodiment, where they developed scores of improvisation and theatricality informed by gravity, ritual, and planets. The film features an original score inspired by the transcendent music of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane, performed by Kwami Winfield.
Rise is inspired by the shout traditions of the Black church, the transcendence of club music, and holds the joy that dancing brings to our lives. This dance—performed live by four dancers—celebrates life in our flesh, makes space for the spirit, and honors the power of witnessing by reflecting on our time of pandemic isolation.
Rise performers: Bree Breeden, Kyle Marshall, Jose Lapaz-Rodriguez, and Ariana Speight
*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Friday, September 24 at 8pm
Saturday, September 25 at 8pm