combines the complex questions of humanity, (such as ‘Why am I here?’) with the natural improvisation life requires, and expresses it physically alongside a healthy dose of humor.
Last weekend Moving Arts of Mount Airy witnessed a gathering artists connecting subjects to their own artistic voices
Did you know you were a member of a secret religious cult? You are, and a meeting has been called to elect a new leader
Artists from Philly’s favorite clown-funk band pick favorite songs from their new album and the world of music
A place where acrobatics meets theater, the theater meets the circus, and circus meets blue grass
Can’t decide what to see in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival? Check out Deb Miller’s recommendations in her annual top picks preview.
Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.
Leonid Andreyev’s classic tale of love and death in the Big Top is given original interludes of circus acts and live music to set the stage and mood.
Performers past and present share their thoughts and memories on a decade of Shakespeare in Clark Park.
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre treat their audiences to a flippin’ fantastic foray into the world of waves and seafaring.
A Leap of Faith: Photos and words from the creative team behind Almanac’s newest dance circus theater
The collaborators on Almanac’s newest show of dance circus theater talk about the joys of working for this creative group. Photos by Jenna Spitz.
This month, Cliveden opens its historic grounds for a two-night engagement of new performing arts.
The action in COMMUNITAS could be best described as four people taking turns carrying one another around a space, then falling off, then swapping who carries whom. In a way, it is structured around a continual exploration of ways to make two or more people into one. Balance is challenged not by standing on a tight rope, but by joining two bodies at a single point and leaning precipitously apart; disassemble and repeat as necessary.
Together with collaborator Nick Gillette, Ben Grinberg founded Almanac Dance Circus Theatre to offer production of his unique brand of acrobatic theater. Almanac’s inaugural show, Communitas, launches this May 22-24 at Christ Church Neighborhood House. Phindie asked Ben a few questions about the show and his new company.
THE WEST is ensemble-devised musical theater, described as “an absurdist western music hall drama about the gun that killed Billy The Kid, the gun that didn’t, and truth and fiction in history, human relationships, and our day-to-day lives.”
NICE AND FRESH November (SmokeyScout): Get punched in the face by art at SmokeyScout Productions’ NICE AND FRESH
SmokeyScout is named after artistic director Josh McIlvain’s cats: Smokey and Scout. The program of the November NICE AND FRESH thanks them, along with Moving Arts of Mount Airy (MAMA), the intimate,…
In response to a story I wrote about LSD, a college creative writing professor told me that it’s never a good idea to give characters drugs, because if they’re high,…
A hilarious and affecting world premiere by one of the best writers in Philadelphia is opening tomorrow, and you probably don’t know about it.
This is not a play. Therefore this is not a review, but a warning. If you’re looking to sit in a darkened theater watching actors execute a full-length script start-to-finish,…