Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dance Faculty Members in performance!

Jumatatu Poe will be performing as a member of the choreographer series 8 at the Live Arts – Fringe Festival on September 7th and 8th and September 11th and 12th.

C. Kemal Nance is also performing at the Live Arts – Fringe Festival on September 9th and September 12th.  Kemal will also be part of the PhD concert at Temple on October 30th and 31st at 2PM on Saturday, and 7:30PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Meredith Rainey will be performing with Danse4Nia September 11th and 12th at the Freedom Theatre.  Meredith is teaching the Ballet Repertory class this semester and will be featured in our Fall Student Dance Concert in December.  He will also be part of an event on November 13th along with Kate Watson Wallace at the Montgomery Community College.

Jeanine Osayande will be performing with Flyground on September 17th and 18th as part of the Live Arts – Fringe Festival.

Leah Stein will be performing as part of a Japanese-US cultural exchange at the Japan House, September 9th, 10th and 11th, for the Live Arts – Fringe Festival.

A dance film created by Kim Arrow will be shown as part of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Boulder, CO.

Pallabi Chakravorty will be performing with her company, the Courtyard Dancers, on October 8th and 9th at 7:30PM as part of an event with the Asian Arts Initiative.  Check her website or here for more information closer to the dates.  Pallabi will also be participating  in a performance and workshop at Indiana University as part of the India Studies Program on October 23rd.

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Swarthmore artists at the LiveArts-Philly Fringe 2010!

Swarthmore theater and dance alumni, faculty, and staff are again strongly represented in this year’s Philadelphia LiveArts-Fringe Festival, running September 3-18, 2010.

Those participating include:

Telephone Bronco Theater Company makes their collective debut with the world premiere of CARTOGORAPHASIA, created by the company on campus this summer with the support of the Swarthmore Project in Theater.  Company members include Nell Bang-Jensen ’11, Jessica Bear ’08, Emma Ferguson ’10, Sam Goodman ’10, Eric Holzhauer ’10, Louis Jargow ’10, and Isa St. Clair ’11.

Performances at Circle of Hope, 1125 S. Broad Street.

September 3, 4, 10, 11. (Fringe Festival).

The Groudswell Players will make their collective debut with the world premiere of HOW TO SOLVE A BEAR.  The company includes Jesse Paulsen ’09 and Emma Ferguson ’10.

Performed at the Mainstage at the Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street.

September 4, 6, 9, 12, 17 (Fringe Festival).

Director and digital media designer Lars Jan ’00 is collaborating with choreographer Nichole Canuso on the world premiere of a dance-theater piece TAKES, by the Nichole Canuso Dance Company.  Performing in the piece is Dito van Reigersberg ’94 (of Pig Iron Theatre Company).  Technical and lighting direction by LPAC Staff Office member Dave Todaro.  TAKES was supported in part by the Swarthmore Project in Theater.

Performances at Theater West at The Hub, (SW corner of 5th Street and Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties).

September 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18  (LiveArts Festival).

Playwright and actor Adriano Shaplin (part-time instructor of playwriting in the Department of Theater) performs in the world premiere of his latest play FREEDOM CLUB, a collaboration between his company The Riot Group and Philadelphia’s New Paradise Laboratories.

Performances at the Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad Street (corner of South Street).

September 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 (LiveArts Festival).

Pig Iron Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of their latest production, CANKERBLOSSOM, directed by Dan Rothenberg ’95.

Performances at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street (near 2nd & Market Streets).

September 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (LiveArts Festival).

Dance faculty member and choreographer Jumatatu Poe ’04 is presenting the world premiere of his piece UNSTUCK on a double bill with choreographer Eun Jung Choi.

Performances at the Live Arts Studio, 919 N. 5th Street (at Poplar Street in Northern Liberties).

September 11, 12 (Live Arts Festival).

Green Chair Dance Group is performing in GRAVITY THEATER, a collaboration with InMovement Dance and Amanda Varone.  Green Chair Dance Group consists of Sarah Gladwin-Camp ’05, John Beauregard ’05, Greg Holt ’05, and Hannah de Keijzer ’06.

Performances at InMovement Studio, 737 S. 8th Street (South Philadelphia).

September 15, 16.

Greg Holt ’05 is performing in the world premiere of choreographer Brian Sanders’ SANCTUARY, presented by his company Junk.

Performances at Theater East at The Hub (SW corner of 5th Street and Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties).

September 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 (LiveArts Festival)

Additional information about these and the many other performances in the LiveArts-Fringe program this year can be found in hard copies of the festival guide that are available in the LPAC Lower Lobby (outside the LPAC Staff Office) or by going to

Tickets can be bought any time on line by going to the festival website and selecting “Shows”.  The festival box office will be open starting August 23 at The Hub (at the SW corner of 5th and Fairmount Streets) in Northern Liberties.