Between the Pages - Three sisters, a winged boy and a lighthouse Scrap Performance Group moves between the pages to illuminate the
lives of three sisters whose simple love for each other changes
when the lighthouse keeper dies. Once you step through the doors
sound dances, light sings, images seep through the walls and the
sisters' obsessions bring their fate to an unthinkable end.
Le Foulard Orange was presented by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in 2005.
This cross media installation looks at the way we maintain
our balance between joy and sorrow. Within this multi-layered
orchestration of movement, sound, light and language are stories
performed by thirteen performance artists with an urgent desire
to create an experience wherein the audience can feel, for
one moment , all that is truly moving. Le Foulard is four
concurrent stories: A naked nerve on a train track stretching
time, a minuet out of which sexual perversion, revolution
and twisted imagination erupt, a girl hanging, writing on
walls caged by doubt and a marriage between joy and sorrow.
Blood Line featured six of Philadelphia’s strongest dance artists
with text by designer and dramaturge Madison Cario. This work
was inspired by the myth of Adriadne’s Thread and was
performed at The Live Arts Festival 2003, Lincoln Center Out
of Doors in 2004 and Presented by Scrap Performance Group
for The Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2004.
This Is Funked Up is a hybrid of post modern movement styles and the early roots
Hip Hop. This political journey rides the axis between the
voices of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. with input
by Black Panther Party’s Hewey Newton and activist Angela
Davis. “This Is Funked Up” was commissioned by
Dance Celebration at the Annenberg Center of Philadelphia
and explores the lyrics and rhythms of soul music of the 60s
and 70s. James Brown, Gladys Night and the Pips, Gil Scott-Heron,
Chaka Khan and Sly and the Family Stone create the sound scape
for this timeless reminder that our struggle is not over.
MELT was premiered at the Rockies,
Philadelphia’s Dance Awards, performed at the Painted
Bride Arts center and Bryn Mawr College. Danced by John Luna
and Ben Wegman, this piece was created to illuminate the disruption
to relationships caused by environmental distress.