Here’s my response to the first performance I attended at the 2007 Philly Fringe: Sonic Dances by Group Motion Dance Company.* Performance date: 8/31.
Sonic Dances is an outdoor, site-specific piece, starting at one of two locations (depending on performance date) at City Hall, and then moving across JFK to the courtyard (official name: Thomas Paine Plaza) outside the Municipal Services Building. It’s an enjoyable, abstract, piece that effectively responds and plays off of–although more effectively in some passages than in others–the presence of public art and sculpture in these sites.
(More details after the jump.)