Supper, People on the Move

1/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
2/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
3/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
4/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
5/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
6/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
7/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
8/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
9/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
10/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
11/16: Cardell Dance Theater in performance for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Josh McIlvain.
12/16: Rehearsal for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Jennifer Baker.
13/16: Silvana Cardell in rehearsal for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Jennifer Baker.
14/16: Cardell Dance Theater in rehearsal for Supper, People on the Move. Left to right: Leanne Grieger, Bethany Formica, Adrian Plascencia, William Robinson. Photo by Jennifer Baker.
15/16: Rehearsal for Supper, People on the Move. Photo by Jennifer Baker.
16/16: Maria Urrutia in rehearsal for Supper, People on the Move, with Cardell Dance Theater. Photo by Jennifer Baker.

“Living in a cultural crossroads, both mentally and physically, my work resides in the overlap between places, cultures, and artistic forms,” says Silvana Cardell, a choreographer and native of Argentina, now a United States citizen. Supper, People on the Move, a large-scale performance inspired and informed by the immigration process, will premiere in June 2015, with four showings at the Crane Arts Building’s Icebox space. The second performance will be simulcast live for a public audience at Independence Mall, the most popular tourist site in Philadelphia, where a group of colonists once assembled to declare the independence—and existence—of the United States. Each performance of Supper will conclude with a shared meal between dancers and audience members, during which all parties will be encouraged to participate in guided conversations around immigration and its impact on human lives.


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