[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] May 2-4: Fist and Heel Performance Group, Germaine Ingram, & David Brick

Dianne Loftis dianne at philadelphiacontemporary.org
Tue Apr 30 21:22:12 EDT 2019

*Grounds That Shout! at Church of the Advocate*

1801 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Tickets Available Here

May 2 at 7:30 pm
May 3 & 4 at 8 pm

David Brick: *May I Enter the Space?*
Germaine Ingram: *Souls a-Stirring*
Fist and Heel Performance Group: *...they stood shaking while others began
to shout*

Curated by award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson, *Grounds that Shout!
(and others merely shaking)* is a series of performances that respond to
the layered histories of Philadelphia's religious spaces through
contemporary dance, reflecting on the relationships and connections between
practices of movement and worship. Over two weeks, eight choreographers and
performance groups will perform in four historic Philadelphia churches,
drawing from site and spirit to present original and re-situated works of

On May 2, 3 and 4, Reggie Wilson's own *Fist and Heel Performance Group* will
perform a new iteration of *… they stood shaking while others began to
shout* following a residency at Church of the Advocate. These evenings will
also feature performances by *Germaine Ingram* and *David Brick*.
Originally performed at Danspace Project (NYC), Wilson’s critically
acclaimed *… they stood shaking while others began to shout* is informed by
his research of the Black Shakers, including religious leader and activist
Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson.

On May 11, the series will culminate with a series of original performances
by *Meg Foley,* *<fidget>*, *Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround*, *Almanac Dance
Circus Theatre*, and *Tania Isaac*, with accompaniment from members of the
church congregations at three historic Society Hill churches. Attendees
will move from one site-specific performance to the next in a procession
through St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church,
and Mother Bethel AME. This cycle of performances will be staged three
times over the course of the day.

In addition to the performances, three public conversations will offer
further insight into the process and thinking behind the artistic
production of *Grounds that Shout!*, featuring dialogues with key
contributors as well as thinkers affiliated with the project’s themes.

The first of the three talks will take place on May 3 at 3 pm at Temple
Contemporary, 2001 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122:

*How Did We Get Here? Arriving at Grounds That Shout! (and others merely
shaking)* The curator, partners, and producers of Grounds that Shout! (and
others merely shaking) reflect on the project’s development process. This
panel will feature Kerry Bickford, Karen DiLossi, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Harry
Philbrick, Robin Stamey, and Reggie Wilson, moderated by Arielle Julia

For tickets, schedule, and full line-up of performances and talks, please
visit sacredplaces.org
<https://sacredplaces.org/reimagine-your-community/grounds-that-shout> and

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