David Gordon's THE PHILADELPHIA MATTER - 1972/2020 will premiere on September 10, the opening day of the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and will stream on our website through the end of the festival on October 4.
Commissioned by Christ Church Neighborhood House with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the performance further evolves the legacy of Gordon's The Matter works (first presented in 1972, and most recently re-conceived for MoMA in 2018) and brings the choreographer's trademark blurring of everyday life and performance-as well as his self-reflexive integration of process into presentation-into the present, with all its creative obstacles and potentials. The work, made with video collaborator and editor Jorge Cousineau, features more than 30 Philadelphia performers in addition to Wally Cardona and Pick Up Performance Co(s) members Valda Setterfield and Karen Graham.
We will announce more as Fringe Arts unveils festival plans. Read more about our project here!