Silvana Cardell will present a showing of Supper, People on the Move, a site specific performance that poses semantic questions on the experience of displacement and migration in the current social and financial climate. The workshop showing will be followed by a Q&A with the dancers.
Displacement is defined by physics as \"how far out of place an object is\"; it is the object's overall change in position, and migrant is defined as feeling “between” two cultures, often mentioned as a way of expressing a sense of belonging in neither the guest nor the host community.
There is also a more positive migrant experience that may reject the notion of \"between\" and feel that we live, rather, in the cultural overlap, not a void but a place of particular richness.
Supper, consists of layers of images and actions inspired in real stories of a group of recent migrants that the dancers and choreographer interviewed during the research process. Papers, pictures, small personal items, table sets were collected and selected during the rehearsal process for being part of the narrative of the shared stories that will create the performance.
Major funding for this event is provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and developed in partnership with the City of PhiladelphiaMural Arts Program, the Philadelphia Historic Parks, and the Crane ArtsBuilding at the Ice Box.
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