ArcheDream for HUMANKIND is performing DEEP BLUE at the Sedgwick Theater of Mt Airy (7137 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, 19119). DEEP BLUE is ArcheDream's longest running, globe trotting, and evolving show (since 2004). The performance has puppets, dancing, music, masks, and costumes created by our Philadelphia-based artists, performers and musicians. It is described as a captivating show that inspires people of all ages.
Internationally touring ArcheDream for HUMANKIND is a black light mask and dance theatre company that communicates universal ideas and emotions to promote understanding and compassion. Merging ancient ritual and magical storytelling with modern technology, "ADHK" unites, uplifts and enchants audiences through riveting performances and workshops. Their mission is to express universal ideas and emotions in an effort to promote understanding and compassion. ADHK creates a magical world for the audience through the use of original music, dance, and theatrical storytelling.
ArcheDream for HUMANKIND is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in Philadelphia in 2002. They have toured nationally and internationally. Highlights from their touring roster include: TED Talks 2009 (Long Beach, CA), Dream Community (Taipei, Taiwan), Boom Festival (Portugal), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison, CO), 2008 Democratic National Convention (Denver, CO), Burning Man Festival (BRC, Nevada), and Kennedy Center (Washington DC). Within Philadelphia, they have performed at the Kimmel Center, International House, Philly Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Weekly's "Taste of Philly" events, Philadelphia Cathedral with Westminster Choir College, to name a few. In addition, ADHK has taught workshops for thousands of children and performed in
many schools across the nation. The Artistic Director and Founder of ADHK, Alan Bell, has also been teaching Art at the Ridge Avenue Men's Shelter for many years, with the intention to bring healing and support to the residents, and to help them make a living from what they create.
"Thank you for allowing our students to see how art and creativity can educate and connect us. I believe the role of the arts is to illustrate our one commonality, and that is our humanity. ArcheDream for HUMANKIND does exactly that in the most originally creative way."
- Drenda Cordeiro, East Pennsboro Education Foundation
ADHK resides in South Philadelphia and are working to deepen their Philadelphia roots. In March, they held a local "Friendraiser", where they welcomed their
new neighbors and put on a free performance which was open to all. This past summer they held a benefit & performance to support bringing more shows to the Philadelphia community. They are currently in the process of presenting their newest show Inside Out, which debuted in Taiwan, to the stages of its home city of Philadelphia. ADHK will also be making appearances at the Eastern State Penitentiary this spring and summer.