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A free, public dance and music performance celebrating the Schuylkill River, the ephemeral nature of summer, and the fact that live performance brings a city together like no other event can.
AERIAL DANCE ON THE STRAWBERRY MANSION BRIDGE
HAUNTING CHORAL COMPOSITIONS BY ELLIOTT HARVEY
A CHOIR OF 9 SINGERS & DANCERS
WILD & COLORFUL SCULPTURES BY PDDC
AFTERWARDS DJ PARTY BY MAGGY'S ROOFTOP AERIAL
TABLE SEATING & PRE-SHOW PICNIC DINNERS FOR 6 PEOPLE
$200/table for 6 people
Upclose seating next to the action with a beautiful organic, farm fresh dinner catered by Cosmic Café for 6 people!
PRE-SHOW DINNERS AVAILABLE AT 7PM
SHOW STARTS AT 8PM
This is a free performance without seating – this table guarantees you a seat up close to the action and a beautiful dinner to enjoy before the show!
Assorted Cheese Tray with Strawberries and Crackers
Chipotle Black Bean Hummus with Fresh Vegetables and Garlic Toasts
Your Choice of 6 Mini Sandwiches:
Marinated Vegetable Wrap
Albacore Tuna on Whole Wheat
Honey Ham and Swiss with Mustard on a Pretzel Roll
Turkey with Cranberry on Croissant
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
Chicken Salad on Brioche
Roast Beef with Horseradish on Marble Rye
Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwich
Egg Salad on Country White Bread
Mint Iced Tea with Honey
WHAT HAPPENS DURING INVISIBLE RIVER?
An ensemble of 9 dancing singers perform the haunting choral compositions of Elliott Harvey of a stick and a stone in a series of dance installations choreographed by Alie Vidich. The audience watches these installtions in the parking lot near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge, transformed into a carnival of color and sculpture by PDDC artists. In the distance, two aerial dancers swing beneath the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and glide past each other in moments of adventure and play. The aerial dancers descend into the river and swim to the nearby audience for the finale. After the performance, Vidich will speak to the audience about her vision to create an annual Schuylkill River performing arts festival that advocates for public swimming access in the river. Audience members are invited to stay in the park after the event and dance and celebrate the summer with DJ Maggy's Rooftop Aerial.
INVISIBLE RIVER takes place on Sundays, June 16th & 23rd starting at 8pm each night. The performance takes place in the parking lot next to the Strawberry Mansion Bridge.
Car parking available at 2200 Kelly Drive in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park 19129
Bike Parking onsite.
FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES
WHO IS ALIE + THE BRIGADE
Alie + the Brigade is a dance theater company based in Philadelphia that creates site-specific performances on the Schuylkill River and proscenium stages. They attract new audiences to the world of dance theater by presenting these works in unconventional and inspiring ways, using a variety of mediums — aerial dance, kinetic sculpture, modern dance, physical theater, song and poetry. The company is directed by Alie Vidich, a Philadelphia based choreographer, director, and performer known for her adventurous spirit and creative ingenuity. More information: www.AlieandtheBrigade.org