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Performance: A Period of Animate Existence

  • Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library 3420 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

This year's artists-in-residence join the conversation on TIMESCALES with A Period of Animate Existence (PAE), which presents a series of meditations on planetary cycles and life cycles, set in a time of dire ecological predictions and rapid technological change. Children, elders, and machines look at the future in five movements that echo the character and pacing of a 19th century symphony.

The performance will be followed by a public conversation led by Marcia Ferguson (Penn Theatre Arts Program)

This epic project is a collaboration of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, director Dan Rothenberg, designer Mimi Lien, and composer Troy Herion. PAE recently received major funding from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.



Earlier Event: October 22
WetLand Open House