[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Mascher presents Fresh Juice Fest

Christina Gesualdi gesualdic at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 10:27:58 EDT 2019

*Mascher Space Cooperative presents Fresh Juice Fest 2019 June 14th-16th.*

Don't miss this weekend of dance and performance by Mascher Artists in
Residence. The festival is part of SoLow Fest

*Festival Schedule  *
*mostly new mostly solos
Friday, June 14th, 8PM

Christina Gesualdi // Shizu Homma & Margot Electra Steinberg // Bailey Roper

Saturday, June 15th, 2PM

Christina Gesualdi // Shizu Homma & Miryam Coppersmith // Janna Meiring

Sunday, June 16th , 7PM

Margot Electra Steinberg // Bailey Roper & Miryam Coppersmith // Janna

*The Swing Special: <https://www.facebook.com/events/805444186501475/> *
Saturday, June 15th, 7PM - Old City Sweethearts // Swing Two
Saturday, June 15th, 9PM - Old City Sweethearts // Swing Two

*Tickets: *
$20 General, $10 underemployed, student, artist
$35 Festival Pass

*Get your tickets now: https://freshjuicefest.bpt.me/
<https://freshjuicefest.bpt.me/> *or at the door.

* Please note that Mascher Space is up two flights of stairs and is not ADA

Fresh Juice is Mascher's annual Artist in Residence performance of
completed works. Sometimes mixed bills of performance work can feel a
little jumpy. This year, we decided to create refreshing blends: each
participating (AiR) chose a Philly choreographer to invite into the mix. By
putting our work in conversation with our chosen guest artist's work, we
provoke each other and see what sweetness or bitterness and intensity or
subtlety we can squeeze out of these pairings.

On Friday evening, Saturday matinee, and Sunday evening, choreographers
will present mostly solo experimental dance work that takes influence from
butoh, performance art, physical theater, improvisation, and contemporary
dance. Thomas Cole Continued by Christina Gesualdi is a solo continuation
of bodily research on the Hudson River Painters and speculative grip. Levees
and Lemmings by Shizu Homma is a solo that unearths necessities, desires,
debility and power. Hold Me (Like A Hammer) by Margot Electra Steinberg is
new solo exploring intimacy, care, sensuality, and objectification. Bailey
Roper's solo is about letting go of attachments, self image, reclaiming
discomfort, and karaoke. Klezmer Studies by Steve Weintraub and Miryam
Coppersmith plays with ways to move to Yiddish music, traditional and
contemporary. Is there an instinctual way to dance Yiddishly? Tsror/Pebble
by Coppersmith is a solo inspired by the Jewish practice of placing stones
on a tombstone when visiting a grave. In Everything is in Progress Janna
Meiring and Miryam Coppersmith compose themselves, their bodies, and their
thoughts on lineage, past, distance, and states of being.

On Saturday evening, there will be two chances to see The Swing Special. The
Old City Sweethearts bring their sparkly brand of performance to the stage
with a special show featuring guest artists Pamela Hetherington and Erica
Corbo as "Swing Two". The Sweethearts will delight audiences with dances
from their rich company repertoire, featuring live musical accompaniment by
Philadelphia jazz artists Brennen Ernst and the Roaming Tones. In addition
to company favorites, Sweethearts let their individual charm shine with the
premiere of several new works, and Swing Two presents an excerpt of tap and
piano, a prelude to their upcoming show The Destination is the Downbeat.

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