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Imagined Realities

by Rebecca Malcolm-Naib
November 7, 2008
Plays and Players Theater
1714 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Travesty Dance Group presents Imagined Realities
TRAVESTY DANCE GROUP
has been hailed for its
"fresh and wacky choreography" (BACKSTAGE NYC),
"lush music and moves" (Dance Source Houston), and its
"coherence, humor and exuberant dancing" (CoolCleveland.com)!

TRAVESTY DANCE GROUP, a multi-city dance company known for its "quirky and intelligent modern dance", returns to Center City with IMAGINED REALITIES, an evening of dance featuring seven Philadelphia premiers. The company will perform in the historic Plays and Players Theater, located at 1714 Delancey Place in Philadelphia, on November 7-8 at 8 pm, and on November 9 at 2 pm.

Cleveland choreographer Kimberly Karpanty brings "Straight Forward and Slightly Off-Kilter", a romp laced with images from the classic tale of the Tortoise and the Hare, and "Go on, then", a trio playing with and reacting to the title words.

Philadelphia choreographer Rebecca Malcolm-Naib performs "Masquerade", an intense solo peeling back the psychological layers driving the political elite. Philadelphia-based dancer Katharine Livingston joins Malcolm-Naib for "Call Waiting", a humorous tangle of phone calls, relationships, and incredibly long phone cords. Malcolm-Naib's third group piece, "Falling…", explores the whole notion of falling… asleep, apart, and more.

Houston choreographer Karen Stokes, inspired by the cool contemporary jazz sounds of Bill Ryan, combines gestural intricacies with explosive trajectories to mesmerizing effect in the group work "RAW silk". Stokes takes to the stage herself with song and dance in "Interlude 1". And Stokes' final premier, "Sorbet", swirls eight dancers into a light-hearted feast for the eyes.

Advanced sale tickets can be purchased at DanceBoxOffice.com or at the door before performances. General admission is $20. Students with ID and Dance Pass holders receive a $5 discount.

For more information on Travesty Dance Group, please visit the company's website at www.travestydancegroup.org.
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