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An Interview with Eleanor Goudie-Averill of Stone Depot Dance Lab about their upcoming performance "Bodies of Text" at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

by Robert Abrams
April 2, 2011
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-1911

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Bodies of Text will be performed April 16, 2011. Tickets are $10 to $15 each.
Robert Abrams: What is your role in the show?

Eleanor Goudie-Averill: I am the dance curator, I am the liaison between the Philadelphia Center for the Book and the participating dance companies. The companies were chosen because of their skills in collaboration and artistic merit.

RA: Please describe the performance you will present at PIFA.

EGA: Bodies of Text is a series of collaborative dance performances and art exhibitions tied to the book and its interdisciplinary interpretations. Choreographers of Rain Ross Dance and IdiosynCrazy Productions interpret books by Philadelphia Center for the Book artists Lesley Mitchell, Monica Kane, and Mimi Shaprio. Bodies of Text is rooted in the idea of Art à la Rue and brings Art to the Street in Philadelphia's Rive Gauche, West Philadelphia.

RA: Have you collaborated with anyone to create your PIFA presentation?

EGA: YES, everyone involved is a collaborator! Also, Rain Ross has collaborated with composer Dan Roeder on the original musical score.

RA: What has this collaboration allowed you to achieve that would not have been possible without it?

EGA: The chance to be inspired by original and new pieces of art!

To purchase a ticket to this show, go to www.pifa.org/events/980193157.
To purchase tickets to all PIFA dance events, go to www.pifa.org/events?bucket_id=1.
For more information about Stone Depot Dance Lab, go to www.stonedepotdancelab.wordpress.com.
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