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Silent, Surreal All-Red Performance Brings Center City to a Standstill for 30 Minutes

September 24, 2019

For a half-hour today, passersby of Logan Circle in Center City, Philadelphia saw a really unusual sight. A collection of about five people dressed in all red perched on the roofs of different tall buildings surrounding the circle with one on the ground in the center. Together, they all began moving, dancing in a silenced unison. At first, the action honestly reminded me of The Movements from that Nextflix’s show The OA. The experience only continued to increase in its sureness as more and more people on the street stopped in awe taking notice, pointing and trying to piece it all together.

The action was that of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, titled In Motion, In Place. And it’s apart of a series of three such outdoor performances from the dance company that’ll be popping up in Philly parks over the next several days, thanks to a partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy!

Here’s where you can check out one of these stunning performances for yourself (free, of course – they’re in public spaces!):

Roof Piece at Logan Circle
Wednesday, September 25th at 2:30pm and 5:30pm

Foray Forêt at Mount Pleasant Mansion
Saturday, September 28th at 1pm and 5pm
Sunday, September 29th at 1:00pm

Raft Piece at the Discovery Center
Saturday, September 28th at 2:15pm and 6:15pm
Sunday, September 29th at 2:15pm

“With In Motion, In Place, Trisha Brown Dance Company captures and transforms this relationship between motion and place with a series of inspiring performances in some of the park’s most beautiful settings:” Learn more information on the project here. And be sure to go check out one or all three of these difference performances y’all, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

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