[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Vervet Dance's "In the Light" is this Saturday, June 16, 2018

Loren Groenendaal lorengroenendaal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 22:20:51 EDT 2018

*Vervet Dance <http://www.vervetdance.org/>*
*In the Light*
Saturday, June 16 5:31am-8:31pm
15 hours, audience encouraged to arrive and exit at will
The Iron Factory <http://www.theironfactory.org/>, 118 Fontain Street, 3rd
Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15398

$25 general admission, $10 underemployed/artist/student/senior

*More info: www.vervetdance.org <http://www.vervetdance.org/> and

Photo of Spring “In the Light” by JH Kertis of Chloe Newton, Sean Thomas
Margot Electra Steinberg, and Connor Przybszewski.

Vervet Dance <http://www.vervetdance.org/> 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 <http://www.theironfactory.org/> 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 <http://www.vervetdance.org/>’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, Margot
Electra Steinberg, Schuyler Thum, and Mauri Walton.

*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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