Úumbal: Nomadic Choreography for Inhabitants

Date/Time

Sep 7, 2019 to Sep 14, 2019
04:00 PM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival 

September 7, 13 + 14, 2019

Winding through a South Philly neighborhood from 5th Street between Shunk and Oregon to Mifflin Square, Úumbal: Nomadic Choreography for Inhabitants is an ambulatory dance performance wholly created by the people of this city and enacted by residents representing its diverse population.

Choreographer Mariana Arteaga developed Úumbal (Mayan for “balance”) in response to an incident in 2014, when forty-three students disappeared from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, presumed murdered by criminal gangs or the authorities that enabled them. She watched as the Mexican government repressed the mass protests in the wake of the disappearance. If repression could be choreographed, she mused, so could freedom and joy. She saw in her practice of collective dance the opportunity to reclaim public space for pedestrians, for communities, for joy.

First performed in Mexico City, Úumbal makes its U.S. premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. Arteaga and her local collaborators set up collection points in various neighborhoods to solicit dance steps from everyday residents of Philadelphia. A group of local volunteers helped mold these contributions into a communal performance that includes movement, choreography, and choreographic actions in public spaces along the streets, parks, and sidewalks of South Philadelphia. Join as a nomadic companion and participate in this joyful procession.

Please, visit our website for a full list of dates and times: https://fringearts.com/programs/fringe-festival/

Cost

0

Location

View map South Philly Neighborhood
5th St. between Shunk and Oregon to Mifflin Square.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

FringeArts

Location:

PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

No Cost

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

Free

Ages:

All Ages/Families

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