May is a busy month for <fidget>. We’re performing all week in our warehouse/home studio, May 16-20. We’re participating in an all-day dance party/fundraiser hosted by FringeArts on May 20, we invite you to join our dance team or just support the cause. And our reading groups continue in May and June with texts by Donna Haraway and Kodwo Eshun.
May 16-20 at 9:00 p.m.
plus an additional show on May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
FREE (but please RSVP)
at thefidget space (1714 N Mascher St)
Process Project is a series we initiated in June 2009 that places our creative process in a performative situation, and hinges on intimate and in-depth dialogue with audiences before and after each event. It’s not a work, but rather a new way of working. Six performances take place (at thefidget space) over the course of one week—the show is never the same twice. The week starts with a blank slate: directors Megan Bridge (dance, choreography) and Peter Price (time-based media: sound, visuals) gather our materials and approach each performance situation as a frame that re-orients and gives new definition to our work. We invite you into our home studio to share some drinks, some snacks, some live art.
May 20, 12pm-12am
Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing
$25 ($15 for students)
JOIN <FIDGET>’S DANCE TEAM
FringeA-Thon is an epic outdoor, 12-hour dance-party-marathon supporting FringeArts as well as organizations like <fidget> that make up the cultural community in Philadelphia. Raise money for the arts community, then dance your “art” out at FringeA-thon which includes anexciting line-up of DJs, themed dance hours, pop-up dance performances, dance competitions, and acoordinated dance finale by all of the fundraising participants. Dancing 12 hours (or dancing at all!) is not required, but we challenge you to try!
Want to support our team but can’t join us that day? That’s ok, your pledge of support will help us reach our team goal, and goes directly to supporting two fabulous Philly arts organizations (<fidget> and FringeArts!). Click here to join or support our team.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Create your personal fundraising page. There is a $25 registration fee ($15 for students) which acts as your first gift to yourself!
- Choose fidget FringeAThon! You’ll be prompted to choose a team. Join us!
- Set a goal. There are no requirements, but if you raise $300 for the team you’ll get a free T-shirt, drink ticket, and meal voucher to use at the event!
- Ask your friends, family and colleagues to help you raise money for fidget and FringeArts.
- Then, Dance Your Art Out on May 20!
<fidget> will receive a 75% split of all proceeds raised by the team (including the $25 registration fee), the remaining 25% goes to FringeArts.
Discourse at thefidget space
Philosophical Frameworks for Experimental Artmaking
at thefidget space (1714 North Mascher St)
Session 2: Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto
May 24 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Session 3: Kodwo Eshun’s Further Considerations on Afrofuturism
June 14 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
What is the role of the artist in today’s rapidly evolving political landscape? How does critical reflection inform the attempt to balance the often conflicting demands of aesthetic exploration on one hand and engaged citizenship on the other? Are there philosophical frameworks for experimental artmaking that simultaneously support authentic political resistance?
<fidget> offers a series of three reading group sessions this spring, where we will together encounter and unpack texts by both contemporary and historical thinkers, placing their work in the context of experimental artmaking and the politics of resistance.