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PERFORMANCE ~ THE BACKYARD with Megan Bridge and Beau Hancock

Bryn Mawr College    Goodhart Music Room
Tuesday        March 5, 2019      7:30 PM         Free admission

The Backyard is a performance piece that was developed in a residency with iconic dance artists, Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson, in summer 2017 and 2018. Performed by Megan Bridge and Beau Hancock, this 45 minute improvised dance proposes a hyper-conscious inhabiting of time, space, and relationship; a radical invitation for intimacy and embodiment. Placing Paxton/Nelson’s work PA RT (1978-2002) at the center of their research, The Backyard exists in a landscape of deep listening and rigorous attention. With music by Robert Ashley, this new work is also a palimpsest of PA RT—an effaced manuscript, written over, but still bearing traces of its original form.

<fidget> has toured The Backyard to Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Lublin, Poland, and has performed in Philadelphia at Temple University, as part of the Philly Fringe Festival, and at The Performance Garage.

A discussion with the artists (and light snacks) follow the performance.

This performance of The Backyard at Bryn Mawr College was funded by
a Mellon grant to support “Promoting the value of the Humanities”

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