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The Remix Festival
thefidget space
Philadelphia, PA
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The Remix Festival
thefidget space in partnership with Annie Wilson and Mascher Space Co-op presents two separate bills of original works and then the remixed versions of those works:

//PROGRAM A - Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd//

Original works at 7PM by:
- Susan Rethorst
- Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Milan
- Meredith Bove

Remixed works at 8:30 PM by:
- Jen Rosenblit
- Rachel Slater
- Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Milan

//PROGRAM B - Sat., May 3rd (7&8:30) and Sun., May 4th (5&6:30) //

Original works by:
- Gregory Holt  
-  Jen Rosenblit
- Rachel Slater

Remixed works by:
- John Jeserun
- Gregory Holt
- Susan Rethorst

The Remix Festival presents a new way to look at choreography. Curated by Annie Wilson and Susan Rethorst, the festival aims to situate the works of dance artists based in Philadelphia with choreographers from other cities.  

Philly makers Susan Rethorst, Gregory Holt, Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Milan will each show an original complete work, as well as remix an out-of-towner's piece.  And vice versa; choreographers John Jesurun (NYC), Jen Rosenblit (NYC), Meredith Bove (DC) and Rachel Slater (Portland, Or.) will travel to thefidget space to each  premiere a work in Philly as well as to remix a local choreographer's dance.  Each artist has less than 10 hours to step into a near-stranger's work and to adapt, alter, reassemble, and re-create something new.  There will be a 7PM showing of the original works followed by a casual catered break, and then the remixed pieces will be premiered at 8:30.    

Much like a remix in music, the original work serves as a world of ideas that the remixer can inhabit and use as a sample, a plot, or a gesture towards something else.  What stays, and what disappears in a remix?  Who owns a remixed dance: the original choreographer, or the remixer? The Remix Festival aims to interrogate the questions surrounding current intellectual property laws and the art of borrowing via choreography.
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thefidget space
Housed in a 19th century, 4700 square foot warehouse in Kensington, thefidget space opened its doors in June 2009.  Through a presenting platform, an artist-in-residence program, and affordable rehearsal space for dance and theater groups, <fidget> and thefidget space work to promote experimental and interdisciplinary art making and discourse.  With a focus on immediacy of audience experience (imagine lounging on a comfy couch, sipping on a glass of wine, and watching a performance unfold a few feet in front of you), thefidget space aims to challenge conceptual paradigms in the arts and humanities and deepen thinking about culture and the nature of human experience.

Mascher Space Co-op is a home for new dance in Philadelphia. Artist imagined, artist founded, artist shared and run, Mascher provides space that is affordable and versatile. We are a community of support that cultivates a flow of ideas and modes of deep problem solving and inquiry. Bound not by aesthetics, but a common commitment to working cooperatively and sharing administrative tasks and resources, Mascher wildly nurtures the development of its Artists-In-Residence at various stages in their careers, lines of research, and explorations.

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thefidget space (View)
1714 North Mascher St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States


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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Other > Festivals

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