277 Dance Project’s Cardboard Stage at Triskelion Arts

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Photo by Satoshi Tsuchiyama

277 Dance Project’s newest work, Cardboard Stage, a cross-media work featuring dance, video, live music, and spoken word, is a culmination of a two-year collaborative experiment in urban immersion. Having spent an extensive period of time in the Bronx, exposed to a vibrant and gritty urban landscape, the choreographer Nicole Philippidis and her performers were compelled to delve into social inequities still plaguing the American metropoles. The resulting work is a story about power and powerlessness, told in six chapters, focusing on different facets of urban life in the shadows of what lies in the glamourous spotlight of the mainstream media. The piece features immersive video  by Jennifer Klein. Original music and sound score for Cardboard Stage, created and performed live by Nicole’s brother John Philippidis (of the award-winning indie folk band Burlap to Cashmere,) captures the stark industrial mood of the inner city.

Triskelion Arts, Oct 18-20, 2018

“Out of the Box” feature by The Brooklyn Paper

“8 Questions with choreographer Nicole Philippidis of 277 Dance Project” by DanceUS

 

 

 

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