[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Save-the-Date for Vervet Dance's "In the Light" on June 16, 2018

Loren Groenendaal lorengroenendaal at gmail.com
Wed May 30 15:58:03 EDT 2018

*Dear Philadelphia Dance community,I hope you can come out for this unique
durational dance and music concert in a few weeks.Best,LorenWHO: Vervet
DanceWHAT: In the LightWHEN: Saturday, June 16 5:31am-8:31pmRUNTIME: 15
hours, audience encouraged to arrive and exit at willWHERE: The Iron
Factory, 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122TICKETS:
<https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15398>      $25 general admission
     $10 underemployed/artist/student/seniorMORE INFO: www.vervetdance.org
<http://www.vervetdance.org/> and
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1989961611225081/>Vervet Dance presents In
the Light, a semi-composed durational music and dance performance lasting
from sunrise to sunset directed by Loren Groenendaal. Each season a large
ensemble of skilled improvisers fill the space and the daylight hours with
movement and acoustic sounds. The Summer edition of In the Light will be a
15 hour durational work on Saturday, June 16 from 5:31am to 8:31pm at The
Iron Factory located in Kensington at 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19122. The audience is invited to arrive at any time and
come and go throughout the performance. Vervet Dance’s In the Light expands
the duration of a typical performance into an astonishing length allowing
for a deep exploration of rhythm within ourselves, nature, and our
community. This long-form composition broadens our senses of art, time, and
humanity. The ensemble builds the composition from improvised movement and
sound, enlisting repeating and patterned forms while recognizing there is
no true repetition, shifting gradually and dramatically. While moving and
sounding with breath, sensation, and awareness, the performers are
composing in the moment and discovering new artistic territory.Powered by
humans and the sun, the music is acoustic, the dancing is live, and the
lighting "design" is by the sky. The cast is only aware of time passing by
their own experience and noticing the changes in the sunlight; they rest
and eat when their bodies desire. Unlike most performances, the resting is
not hidden from the audience as the ensemble is encouraged to rest in the
performance area creating a radical aesthetic that values action and
recuperation. The audience may arrive, leave, and even return at any time
in our day-long performance.Artists for Summer In the Light include
Alpha_Alpha, Sean Thomas Boyt, Erica Corbo, Michael Bradford Forbes, Loren
Groenendaal, Curt Haworth, Jen Kertis-Veit, Katherine Kiefer Stark, Eliot
Klein, Jenny Sawyer, Margot Electra Steinberg, Schuyler Thum, and Mauri
Walton.Photo of Spring “In the Light” by JH Kertis of Chloe Newton, Sean
Thomas Boyt, Margot Electra Steinberg, and Connor Przybszewski.*
*Loren Groenendaal*
MFA in Choreography
BA in Dance and Visual Arts
Certified Movement Analyst
Freelance Teaching Artist as Loren Teaches Movement
Founding Artistic Director of Vervet Dance <http://www.vervetdance.org/>
Founding Member, Curator of Impermanent Society of Philadelphia
Founding Member, Board Member, Artist in Residence of Mascher Space
Cooperative <http://mascherdance.com/>

Accepting secure tax deductible donations to Vervet Dance through Fractured
<https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8174#about_project> to
support our ongoing expenses and upcoming projects.

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