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No Snooze in This News

Posted September 10th, 2012

Spooky spooktacular! Not really. But after the jump, coverage of Fringe in cemeteries, my friend Cherri interviews Jumatatu Poe for KYW, some top picks from our media posse, and more. Rounding up the roundups again, here we go:

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At Home with the Aryadareis

Posted September 4th, 2012

Another piece of Newsworks’s coverage of This Town is a Mystery is this excellent interview with Andrew Simonet and Amy Smith of Headlong Dance Theater, and with the Aryadareis themselves. Watch:


This Town is a Mystery
opens Friday, September 7 and runs every night of the festival. Locations vary, but all will be revealed to ticket buyers. All shows 7:00 pm; $35.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Roundup Roundup

Posted August 31st, 2012

It’s that time in a young cowboy/cowgirl’s life where we round up the roundups, as the Festivals are about to begin. Here’s some press and press-sorting of shows to help guide your way through the next three weeks:

>>>The South Philly Review has a beautiful cover story on the Aryadareis, one of the families performing in Headlong’s This Town is a Mystery.

>>>Great story from WHYY’s Peter Crimmins on the same. Hey, ditto for the Chestnut Hill Local!

>>>WHYY’s “Arts Calendar” pulls out some pics for the festivals, including Ivona, Princess of Burgundia, Brat RockPile, Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, and Return Return Departure.

>>>uwishunu offers up lists of top participatory shows and top bets for unusual sites.

>>>Rep Radio‘s kicked off its podcast coverage of Live Arts and Philly Fringe this week. So far: interviews with Eric Balchunas about Wawapalooza, Whit MacLaughlin about 27, and commander-in-chief Nick Stuccio about all things festivals. Listen over here.

>>>J. Cooper Robb writes in Philadelphia Weekly about what is sure to be a most amazing post-show talk on body politics in the arts (following the single performance of Arguendo), featuring John Collins of Elevator Repair Service, Charlotte Ford (of this year’s Bang), and playwright Young Jean Lee (UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW).

>>>Art Attack, the Daily News-Drexel U collab arts reporting project plugs Barbie Blended, this year’s first Philly Fringe offering (opens tomorrow, whoa!).

>>>Top ticket for Stage‘s Debra Miller? The Gate Reopened.

>>>The Montgomery News runs down the MontCo connections.

>>>Ditto for Mount Airy, via the Mount Airy Patch.

>>>Dispatch from central Jersey, who loves us. We love you too! Come on down!

–Nicholas Gilewicz

We’ve Been Curbed

Posted August 21st, 2012

The Aryadareis

Well, not curbed, thank the gods. But Curbed Philly has a really nice piece on Headlong Dance Theater’s 2012 Live Arts Show, This Town is a Mystery. Check it out here.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

This Town is a Mystery runs September 7 through 22 at four different households throughout Philadelphia. All shows 7:00 pm; $35.

Besties! Charlotte Ford and Headlong

Posted August 6th, 2012

Actually, do they hang out? I don’t even know. But in the department of PHILLY IS SO REAL, the arbiters of the very best of us, Philadelphia Magazine, gives the propers where the propers are due in their Best of Philly 2012 issue.

BEST DANCE COMPANY: Headlong Dance Theater, with a plug for their 2012 Live Arts show, This Town is a Mystery.

BEST THEATER ARTIST: Charlotte Ford, with a plug for her 2012 Live Arts show Bang.

Congrats, folks!

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Slightly Less Mysterious: Headlong’s 2012 Live Arts Show

Posted July 18th, 2012

At the 2012 Live Arts Festival, Headlong Dance Theater is taking it way indoors with This Town is a Mystery. Motivated by the fight against urban anonymity, this performance takes place in four different Philadelphia households, performed by the families that live therein. To get us started down this path, the show’s blog introduces us to the families. So far, we have the Bosticks (listen to them tell you Bostick must-knows here), and see if you agree with statements like this from the Aryadareis:

Mine too! Stay tuned for Headlong’s posts on the next two families, and see who you might want to have dinner with—after these folks welcome you into their home for a show, you’re going to sit down to eat together. Because breaking bread together is a great way to solidify intimacy and neighborliness, after all.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Headlong Dance Theater returns to the 2012 Live Arts Festival with This Town is a Mystery in September. Tickets on sale soon.