to Sep 22

Dance Safari: Riverside Park Conservancy in NYC

I and other guests will be performing a completely improvised work with The Lovelies, an NYC-based compositional improvisation ensemble. Audience members will be guided throughout the park where various other site-specific works will be taking place. Please wear comfortable shoes! This event is free to the public and will occur from 5-6:30pm on Saturday, Sept 21 and Sunday, Sept 22.

For more information and inclement weather updates, please check out the website here.

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to Jun 23

Dissolving Doors: a Dance Festival in Compositional Improvisation

Dissolving Doors is a festival with three days of class, two nights of performances, and opening and closing jams on Wednesday and Sunday. Organized by the Philly Compositional Improvisation Lab in conjunction with the NY Compositional Improvisation Lab and the Lovelies, the festival is a space to share practices in compositional improvisation. This unique form of spontaneous ensemble-based dance-making tasks a group of people to create a complete piece together in the moment. Unlike choreography with a set end product, the practice of this form is the piece; thus, this festival will include both lab-like settings for exploration and performance opportunities. Compositional improvisation, as opposed to other forms of dance improvisation, asks us to pay attention to and compose in real-time with various elements at play, including the negotiation of the self and the whole, dynamics, thematic material, and more.

The faculty from Philly are Loren Groenendaal, Curt Haworth, Kat J Sullivan; the NY faculty include, Kathryn Butler, Joanna Futral, Allison Knuth, Lena Lauer, and Katie Vason. Faculty members will perform for the public on the Saturday of the festival.

Mascher Space Cooperative

155 Cecil B Moore Ave, Philadelphia

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11:00 AM11:00

SoLow Fest: Sean Thomas Boyt's "Not all leaks are important"

Revolving around information given voluntarily to not-so-secure organizations, this solo choreographed by Sean Thomas Boyt and performed by esteemed dancer Kat J. Sullivan deals with the serious repercussions of mismanaged data.  The responses of an unrelated festival's unsecured Google Form submission page have been compiled into an easy to digest dance webinar.

Link to view found on Boyt’s website.

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7:00 PM19:00

Scratch Night: Philadelphia Compositional Improvisation Ensemble Showing

The popular, long running monthly works-in-progress series.

Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. This month, artists include Darling Damselfly, Mauri Walton, Hassan Syed, Graciella Maiolatesi, William “Bilwa” Costa, Kat Sullivan, and Julia Fisher.

PCIE members performing include: Kat J. Sullivan, Loren Groenendaal, Curt Haworth, Lily Oglesby, and Jenny Sawyer, with accompaniment by Cory Neale.


140 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

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7:30 PM19:30

Duets with Strangers: Philadelphia Compositional Improvisation Ensemble showing

An evening of duets created by strangers who met just a week earlier, curated by Mira Treatman. Other works in progress showings included. Kat J. Sullivan, Curt Haworth, and Loren Groenendaal will perform a short improvised work on behalf of the Philadelphia Compositional Improvisation Ensemble.

954 Dance Movement Collective

954 N 8th Street, Philadelphia

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to Sep 20

Traces of She

Traces of She

Production: Evalina Carbonell, Meredith Stapleton, Kat J. Sullivan

Titles: Men Won't Make Passes At Women Wearing Glasses, Reign, Sycamore

Choreographers: Meredith Stapleton, Kat J. Sullivan, Evalina Carbonell

Dancers: Evalina Carbonell, Leanne Grieger, Shaness Kemp, Wei Wei Ma, Collo O'Brien, Brandi Ou, Meredith Stapleton, Kat J. Sullivan

Performance:  2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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