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photo by Julia Fisher

Three premieres this season

photo by Bill Hebert

photo by Bill Hebert

The Sharpening at West Chester University

This fall, Megan Bridge has been a guest choreographer at West Chester University, working with a cast of seven dancers from the University Dance Company. The Sharpening, with original music by Peter Price, is a companion piece to Sp3 (premiering FringeArts, Philly, 2018–see below) and works with many of the same materials and themes. The Sharpening will premiere November 17 & 18, 2017,

in “Moving Reflections,” at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus: November 17th at 7:30pm, and November 18th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. More info is here.

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Sp3 at FringeArts, Philly

Dark, hypnotic, uncanny. The world premiere of Sp3 comes to FringeArts, Feb 1-3 2018. How can the technologized body remain a site of empathy in a culture that produces isolation? A site of resistance in solidarity, rather than competition? An abstract exploration of the materials of space, pulse, pattern, and presence is folded into a matrix of images that depict the sharpening of affect in our social fabric.  With original music by Peter Price and choreography by Megan Bridge, Sp3 is performed by Bridge, Marie Brown, Ann-Marie Gover, Megan Stern, Zornitsa Stoyanova, and Kat Sullivan.

photo by Julia Fisher

photo by Julia Fisher

The Backyard (after Nelson/Paxton’s PA RT, 1978-2002) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

In March 2018, American Dance Abroad will host the European premiere of <fidget>’s The Backyard (after Nelson/Paxton’s PA RT, 1978-2002) in their showcase, “Spotlight:USA,” which features the work of ten US choreographers. The Backyard was developed in a residency with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson at their home studio in Vermont in summer, 2017. Performed by Megan Bridge and Beau Hancock, this 45 minute improvised dance proposes a hyper-conscious inhabiting of time, space, and relationship; a radical invitation for intimacy and embodiment. With music by Robert Ashley.