THE THIRD SHIFT Revived, Restored and Re-imagined

We’re getting geared up to perform a new version of The Third Shift, a site-specific dance we created in 2012 for a warehouse in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The original piece was based in-part on the book “Vanishing Mills, Vanishing Neighborhoods” by Jean Seder. The revised version of the piece is being performed in Baltimore, MD on September 12 as part of the Akimbo Site Specific Festival. For this new iteration we are incorporating the history of our site, now part of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), and working with a new cast. You can catch a glimpse of the rehearsal process below:


“The Third Shift” Preview

We are excited to have been offered an opportunity to perform “The Third Shift” again at the Arden Theatre as part of their First Friday Performance Series. If it was difficult for you to make it out to Kensington for our Philadlephia Fringe performance in early September we hope you can join us this Friday (details below).

To get you pumped about the piece we’ve also created a short preview from some footage shot of the warehouse version. Remember that we were dancing in and around paintings, sculptures and installations created by 25 artists and it was pretty hard to keep us all in the frame so I apologize for the few shaky camera moments.

Performance Information:

Arden Theatre: 40 N. 2nd, Old City Philadelphia

Performing on Friday October 5th at 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm

An honest beginning

I have spent my summer traveling and learning about the necessity of clear, honest communication: in arts organizations, within creative projects and in ALL relationships. It got me thinking about how little I communicate with anyone about RealLivePeople(in)Motion, how we make our dances and, more importantly, why we make dances at all. This blog is a part of our effort to communicate our process, ideas, interests and challenges as we embark on our most ambitious projects to date.

Expect honesty. Hopefully we will deliver.

Thank you,