Open Hand Open Space Performance Series 2017

Open Hand Open Space Performance Series at the Aikikai of Philadelphia
October — November 2017

Experience creativity in an Aikido Dojo. Aikido is a martial art that develops nonaggression to avoid direct conflict and restore harmony to a situation. Open Hand Open Space Performance Series presents artists working with music, dance, images, and language to examine questions such as How do we occupy space with our bodies as we move through the world? How do we handle feelings of aggression and instances of conflict? What is the dynamic between the unique individual and the body of society? What is it like to experience peace? What is grace?

2100 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, entrance on 21st Street
All performances at 7:30pm
Free and open to the public
program is subject to change, this blog will be updated

Wednesday Nov 29: Robert Peagler (social innovation design) + David Brick Ensemble (performance)

Monday Nov 20: JungWoong Kim (dance), with Ben Bennett (sound) and Michelle Shafer (dramaturgy) + Brad Forbes (music)
Wednesday Nov 15: Christina Gesualdi Ensemble (dance) + Jude Robison (space exploration)
Wednesday Nov 8: Erik Ruin Ensemble (visuals and sound)
Wednesday Oct 4: Jesse Sparhawk (harp) + Merian Soto & Marion Ramirez (dance)
Wednesday Oct 11: Asimina Chremos (every angle shines a movable gleam)
Thursday Oct 19: Joy Mariama Smith (performance installation) + A to Z (dance/music)
Wednesday Oct 25: Lily Kind (dance) + Andrew Simonet (reading)