Philadelphia Dance Projects continues to present exciting work through its partnership with SCUBA Touring Network, an opportunity for local, emerging to mid-career dance artists to begin to tour nationally while offering audiences the chance to see artists' work from around the country. In 2013, this exchange takes place between Philadelphia's Green Chair Dance Group and Seattle's The Real Shannon Stewart. Performances take place March 22 - 23 at the Conwell Dance Theater of Temple University.
Philadelphia's Green Chair Dance Group features dancer/director/choreographer trio Sarah Gladwin-Camp, Gregory Holt and Hannah DeKeijzer in Tandem Biking and Other Dangerous Pastimes for Two, which raises questions of commitment over time, the tension of intimacy, and the joy of moving together. The original, evening-length version of Tandem Biking premiered in Philadelphia in 2012.
From Seattle, The Real Shannon Stewart presents An Inner Place That Has No Place, part of a suite of dance and film works exploring memory and memory loss - personal, material, and societal. Created by choreographer/dancer Shannon Stewart in collaboration with filmmaker Adam Sekuler, composer Jeff Huston, and performers Meredith Horiuchi, Mary Margaret Moore, Aaron Swartzman, Rosa Vissers, and David Wolbrecht, the work fulfills the physicality of space with atomized motion, that is through choreography distilled into distinct dance units.
"Being selected as part of the SCUBA National Touring network is an honor and a challenge that I'm excited to rise to," says Stewart. "The program has fostered the beginning of touring for many artists that I admire and gives me and the artists that I collaborate with a chance to create connections in new cities. The opportunity not only to take work on the road but also to be able to rework it and make a new version is something that feeds my work and provides the potential for continued growth in the performance."
SCUBA '13 takes place Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 23, 2:30 p.m. Performances from Green Chair Dance Group and The Real Shannon Stewart will be on a shared program. Conwell Dance Theater is located on the northeast corner of Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue in Philadelphia on the campus of Temple University. Tickets are $5-$20 and can be purchased at DanceBoxOffice.com or by calling 215-546-2552. For more information, please visit PhilaDanceProjects.org.