Chloe and Solved will be an evening of surprising transitions, chance creations and curious conversations at CHI MAC Studio, 1316 S. 9th Street, on Saturday September 12 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM, and Sunday at 6:00 PM. Beau Hancock and Colleen Hooper, in their Philadelphia Fringe Festival debut, present a quartet of engaging dance works and Jennifer Morley will premiere a new solo. Chloe is a new work by Beau Hancock that offers a playful, challenging twist on chance-based choreography. Chloe features movement generated from specific written instructions and inspired by the classic story of Daphnis and Chloe. Three dancers (Hancock is joined by NYC-based dancers Ellie Kusner and Caitlin Scranton) perform a lexicon of movements that correspond to specific words from Nicole Krause’s novel History of Love. Throughout the piece, the dancers and the audience manipulate a dictionary of movements, creating a new piece for each performance. Colleen Hooper presents the latest iteration of Solved, an ongoing project about negotiating the unknown. The performers become acquainted through an arbitrary series of events, and grapple with unexpected outcomes and nagging loose ends. Bursts of movement are punctuated by quiet emotion. Performers angle and reposition, trying to get what they need from each other. Through this process, they create reflections of one another, fall into patterns, and sense how to move together. You Don’t Know the Half of It is a solo choreographed and performed by Jennifer Morley in response to feelings in her life that remain un-discussed and unresolved. Also featured on the program are Orion, a solo choreographed and performed by Beau Hancock, and an excerpt from An Outer Space Project choreographed by Colleen Hooper.
TICKETS: $10, purchase at the door or through the Philly Fringe Box Office