[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Graffito Works Improvisational Dance at PAFA Tomorrow Night, January 18

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*DANCERS: Lee Fogel, Meg Foley, Loren Groenendaal, Beau Hancock, Megan
Mazarick, Marion Ramirez, Jenny Sawyer, and Zornitsa Stoyanova*
*LIVE MUSIC: Julius Masri*
*PRODUCED BY: Steven Weisz*

*Graffito WorksMovement inspired by Cassils' Melt/Carve/Forge*
January 18, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m
Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts
118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Directions & Parking <https://www.pafa.org/visit/getting-here>
Event is FREE after museum admission : Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students
$12, Youth $8, 12 & Under $Free
For more information, visit *pafa.org <http://pafa.org/>*

Graffito Works, a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to
create site-specific work, launches its third season at the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia,
on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. with movement inspired
by the exhibition Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils

Literally translated as “little scribbles” of movement, Graffito Works
offers a non-traditional approach to creating dance – spontaneous,
improvisational and collaborative, with a focus on the juxtaposition of
bodies moving in space and their inter-relationship with sounds, objects
and place. Graffito Works offers audiences an opportunity to experience a
transient moment of improvisational dance, which is specific to the place
and context in which the movement is created.

The performance is part of the PAFA After Dark series. Every Wednesday PAFA
stays open late and hosts a variety of dynamic programming. This spring
will feature everything from hands-on art making and panel discussions to
lectures and poetry readings. One Wednesday a month PAFA After Dark hosts a
themed evening where guests can enjoy live performances, a cash bar, art
making and exhibition tours! For a complete list of upcoming events, visit

Cassils' first solo museum exhibition in the United States addresses timely
concerns of the often-forgotten violence used daily against transgender
bodies. Thinking of their body as raw sculptural material, Cassils shapes
their physique through strict physical training regimes in order to perform
transgender as a continual process of becoming. Melt/Carve/Forge features
the artist’s ground breaking work in photography, video, sculpture, and
performance in conversation with PAFA’s 19th century building and historic
American art collection.

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