Dances with citizens – next week on our podcast interview with Headlong Dance Theater

Andrew Simonet, David Brick and Amy Smith founded Headlong Dance Theater in Philadelphia in 1993. The three college friends use theatrical props, street clothes, and speech in their works, which honor movement in space.  Their non-standard productions lie between dance and theatre and may not ever include jette or pirouette moves. Over the years the team, which is based in Philadelphia, has performed nationally and internationally and received a Pew Fellowship (2006). More recently they have done some performances in galleries in response to art — at the ICA (for the Sheila Hicks exhibit) and at Dalet Gallery in Old City. Their upcoming 2012 Fringe Festival work is a collaboration with “citizen dancers.” The works will take place in the citizens’ homes and be metaphorical choreographies that reflect the life of the household. Headlong’s work is often humorous and inspired by pop culture.  Below is a short (less than a minute) clip from the podcast in which we talk with Andrew and David.  The full episode will run next Monday.  And here’s a video of one of their recent performances.

David Brick (l) and Andrew Simonet, of Headlong Dance Theater

Right click to download Headlong 43 second clip