This Week in Arts: Trapezes, Herstory Lessons and Art in Unusual Places

What to expect from the worlds of dance, theater, visual art, and ghosts.

Tangle Movement Arts [photo by Michael Ermilio]

Tangle Movement Arts [photo by Michael Ermilio]

Producing In Unconventional Spaces @ FringeArts | Wednesday, March 16
A panel discussion on doing art in weird places, led by Fringe Fest coordinator Jarrod Markman.

The Sound of Music @ Academy of Music | Through March 20
Our resident theater critic David Fox found this production of the very popular musical surprising and entertaining: “In short, this is The Sound of Music for the whole family: The kids will eat it up — and adults just might find something unexpected in it.” Read his review.

Writing About TV: Real @ Kelly Writers House | Wednesday, March 16
Seven guest speakers — including Joshua James Herren, Alli Katz and Rahul Mukherjee —talk about writing about TV including Big Brother, The X-Files, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Real Housewives and Chopped.

Tangle Movement Arts @ Neighborhood House | March 17-19
“RetroAct” collects and reimagines pieces from the all-woman aerial dance troupe’s first five years of performances. Expect campy comedy and seriously dazzling trapeze work.

Wolfthicket @ Martial Posture Martial Arts Studio | March 17-20
A new theater/dance show by Lily Kind and Adam Stone of the brand new duo Pidgin. “We are rarely satisfied with anything less than the creation of immersive worlds. We make worlds like good fiction, where imagination climbs up and over observations of immediate reality, to create a new impossible moment.” Sounds exciting and ambitious.

The Philadelphia Art Scene: In Cyberspace and On the Ground @ Da Vinci Art Alliance | Thursday, March 17
This edition of the Third Thursday Salon Series features Rachel Zimmerman, director/founder of InLiquid, the No Libs gallery/arts org. Are we saying cyberspace again? Holy crap, it’s in the dictionary.

Among the Unburied @ Haverford College | Friday, March 18
Three artists “invite us consider a world of ghosts as firmly planted in the complex geopolitics and cultural schisms of Colombia, the Pacific Northwest, and Korea.” This is the opening reception/gallery talk; the exhibition in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery runs through April 29. Why am I saying you should go way the hell out to Haverford? Ghosts.

TCGM Honors: Barbara Bullock @ The Colored Girls Museum | Sunday, March 20
The Germantown artist Barbara Bullock — whose painted collages have been impressing fans and critics for years — is celebrated as part of Womens Herstory Month. If, like me, you’ve never heard of this G-town museum, you should read this. Then make a plan to visit.

See Also:

  • Brandi Ou Dance @ CHI Movement Arts Center | Sunday, March 20 “Converge” and other works in progress by Caroline O’Brien with Jason Harris, Evalina Carbonell and Olive Prince Dance.
  • Tell Me A Story: Offline @ Shot Tower Coffee | Wednesday, March 16 Hillary Rea hosts an evening, or true, funny stories. Storytellers include T.J. Hurley, Katie Samson, Randie Welles and more. More info here.
  • Nice And Fresh @ Cliveden | March 18-19 “Pop Up Performances of New Theater and Dance” at Germantown’s historic mansion, featuring Olive Prince Dance, Chris Davis, Annie Wilson, and Josh McIlvain/SmokeyScout Productions.