Jun
26
to Jun 28

xoxo moongirl (Almanac Dance Circus Theater)

“I come from a broken home, where chaos, domestic abuse, and fighting was a daily routine. I firmly believe that stories like this need to be told, and they need to happen now. Women’s stories of all kinds need to be heard now more than ever. This is how I’m choosing to use my voice in an era where sexism, bullying, and abuse is rampant. I believe art about tough topics doesn’t have to be grim. It can be uplifting. Bad things happen and they don’t have to define you. This is for the underdogs, the underheard, and the improbable. “

Those are the words of Nicole Burgio, multidisciplinary artist and creator of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s new production, xoxo moongirl.  The autobiographically-inspired circus fantasia, which runs June 26 through 28, 2018 at Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA), incorporates breathtaking aerials and acrobatics to tell the story of a girl in a troubled home and her flight to the moon to escape and prevail.

Original music composed and performed by Melanie Hsu

JUNE 26, 2018 AT 7PM
JUNE 27, 2018 AT 7PM AND 9PM
JUNE 28, 2018 AT 8PM

Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA
$20, $15 for students/industry

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Sep
28
to Oct 1

Leaps of Faith @ Touchstone Theatre

Blending jaw-dropping ensemble acrobatics, dance, theatre, and live, original music to tell its story, Leaps of Faith, is an absurd and intimate tapestry of sublime human idiocy. Four hobbyists find each other in a world of weirdos; together, with their trusty sofa as a portal for exploration, they set out on the high seas and leave the world of normalcy behind. But all is not as they imagined it would be, and the audience is left contemplating what we do when we find ourselves lost at sea.

Almanac Circus Dance Theatre @ Touchstone Theater
Sept. 28th - Oct. 1st
321 E. 4th St.
Bethlehem, PA
 

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Sep
6
to Sep 23

Leaps of Faith @ Philly Fringe Fest

LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES IS AN ABSURD AND CONTEMPLATIVE TAPESTRY OF SUBLIME HUMAN IDIOCY, ISOLATIONIST SEAFARER CULTS, AND THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT DEVOTE THEIR LIVES TO BECOMING ACROBATS.

Four hobbyists find each other alone in a world of weirdos, and push themselves to be “exceptional in every moment.” As they purify themselves and adopt an all-white uniform, their trusty sofa becomes a portal for exploration and they set out on the high-seas and leave the world of fast-food and normal people behind. But all is not as they imagined it would be, and the audience is left contemplating what we do when we find ourselves lost at sea.

Almanac Circus Dance Theatre @ The Painted Bride
Sept. 6th - Sept. 23rd
230 Vine St. 
Philadelphia, PA

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Feb
15
to Mar 12

The Matchmaker @ People's Light (Theater)

“Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.” So says The Matchmaker’s wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder who recruits the vivacious and sly Dolly Levi to find him a new wife. “One of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written” (The Wall Street Journal), Thornton Wilder’s wild mix of outrageous misbehavior, mistaken identity, and spontaneous romance is the inspiration for Hello, Dolly. Abigail Adams directs an all-star cast in this classic American satire.

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Abigail Adams
February 15 – March 12, 2017
Leonard C. Haas Stage
Malvern, PA

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Album Release Party/ Listening Session in Philly

Dear Philadelphia,
I've been working away at creating the textural world of "I Was a Phoenix" for the better part of three years. I am excited/giddy/nervous/humbled/proud to announce that I'm finally ready to let go of this damn thing. I would be honored to share the album with you and to be in your presence to make lots of celebratory toasts. 

**Sliding scale admission $5-$20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) 
**Full listen through will begin promptly at 8:30PM. 
**BYOBBaP -- Bring your own Booze, Blankets and Pillows :) ! Its gonna get super cozy. 
FACEBOOK INFO HERE

With love and gratitude,
Mel

Panorama Artists Collective
5213 Grays Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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