Oct 19

First Person Arts of Another Kind: Order Out of Chaos

Band of Artists is excited to announce its latest show, Order Out of Chaos!  Although it is not officially part of Philadelphia’s 2014 First Person Arts Festival, we are proud of our latest dance production. Come find out first-hand how chaos can lead to order.



Meetinghouse Theatre
Philadelphia’s Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/o/band-of-artists-7583830791?s=30100185)


Jul 02

Band of Artists: Translating Tourette into Artistry

In tribute to their recent performance at Penn State Abington and in advance of their Doylestown debut at the Michener, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com interviewed members of Band of Artists and featured them in print and online.

An uncontrollable twitch is a beautiful thing…  A flailing arm and jerking head are the equivalent of a graceful pirouette.

Band of Artists dancers (from left) Gema Valencia-Turco, Laura Baehr, Stuart Meyers, Darcy Lyons, and Frank Turco and director Sutie Madison will perform "Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder" on May 30 at the Michener Art Museum. (MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer)

Band of Artists dancers (from left) Gema Valencia-Turco, Laura Baehr, Stuart Meyers, Darcy Lyons, and Frank Turco and director Sutie Madison will perform “Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder” on May 30 at the Michener Art Museum. (MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer)

Read Kristin Holmes’ entire story here: http://articles.philly.com/2013-05-23/news/39448177_1_tourette-syndrome-tics-symptoms

Jun 25

Band of Artists/Sutie Madison featured on Philly.com

In this telling one-on-one interview and expose, Sutie reveals how day-to-day concerns in life may be impacting her Tourette Syndrome and aggravating her tics.  In Philly.com’s “It’s all in her bag of tics”, the reporter provides some insight into life with Tourettes and how Band of Artists is helping Sutie cope.

20130624_sutiemadison-allinherbagofticsRead the entire article here, http://articles.philly.com/2013-06-24/news/40168051_1_tics-bark-tourette

Apr 20

Creative Hand Exhibition to Feature a Special Performance of Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder!

Creative Hand exhibition program:
58 T Special Dance Performance and Presentation

Band of Artists presents “Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder”


Thursday, May 30, 7 to 8:30 pm
Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion
The James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St. · Doylestown, PA 18901

Free with museum admission. Seating is limited; advance registration required.

Please call 215-340-9800 to reserve tickets.

Museum galleries will be open until 9 pm.


Apr 03

Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder to be performed at Abington Memorial Hospital!

Explore Tourette’s syndrome through dance and music with Band of Artists dance team led by Sutie Madison and musician Stephen DiJoseph. Learn the history, causes, diagnosis and treatments of Tourette’s syndrome presented by James Cook, MD, Neurologist. This entertaining performance and informative lecture will unveil Tourette’s syndrome and reveal its creative intelligence. Co-sponsored by The Neurosciences Institute at Abington Memorial Hospital and Penn State Abington.

date: Friday, April 12
time: 7:30 to 9 PM
location: Penn State Abington
Sutherland Auditorium
1600 Woodland Road, Abington

fee: $15
No fee for Penn State Abington students
to register: 215-481-2204, Community Health Services or online at http://www.amh.org/classesandevents/event-search-results-detail/?eventId=577cdd1a-758a-e211-8228-2c768a4e1b84 under classes and events

Click here for a downloadable flyer

Jan 07

Band of Artists featured on WHYY’s Friday Arts

In December’s episode of Friday Arts, Band of Artists founder Sutie Madison was interviewed and featured on the broadcast.

Sutie Madison takes herself and “her dancers through the paces of an obsessive-compulsive mindset” – that mindset being the very tics and twitches of Tourette’s Syndrome that has afflicted Madison for much of her young life.
-MICHAEL O’REILLY, Art Segment Producer, Friday Arts

In the segment, we join her in the rehearsals and ultimately the performance of a “tic” inspired evening.  Watch the segment below:

Watch Friday Arts for December 2012 on PBS. See more from Friday Arts.

To view more details or stream the entire episode now on WHYY at: http://whyy.org/cms/fridayarts/december-2012/

May 17

“Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder” To Premiere Opening Night, Philly Fringe Festival

Band of Artists is excited to announce it’s next production, Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, will be premiering OPENING NIGHT of the PHILLY FRINGE FESTIVAL!!

  • Where: Painted Bride
  • When:  September 7, 2012 and September 8, 2012
  • Tickets are now available online at:  http://livearts-fringe.ticketleap.com/tourettes-a-dancing-disorder/
May 08

Band of Artists Seeking Summer Intern


Band of Artists is currently seeking: Students who are looking for a summer internship (2012) in the disciplines of Theatre Production, Film, Radio, Dance and Movement Therapy, Choreography and Neurology/Behavioral Therapy. If you think you can make a difference and be part of our movement, please contact Band of Artists today. Please be sure to include in your message your background and how you feel Band of Artists can benefit from your efforts this summer.  Please include Resume/CV with your email. Band of artists is an open minded, inclusive bunch who are more interested in getting their message out there than with personal fame or glory. So don’t be shy. If you want to help spread the message and your heart is in the right place, chances are, they will welcome you with open arms!

Dec 16

Intersection Puts Tourettes in the Headlines

WHYY reporters Peter Crimmins and Maiken Scott preview the Philadelphia premiere of Intersection and publish their feature, “Exploring Tourette’s through dance and diagnosis”.

Tourette’s syndrome is having its moment.  This weekend the Philadelphia performance troupe Band of Artists will present a modern dance based on the neurological disorder.

  • Watch this featured teaser filmed during rehearsal:
Nov 25

Band of Artists Premieres Intersection: Tourette Syndrome in Philadelphia

At 8pm on Friday December 16, 2011 and Saturday December 17, 2011, The Meeting House Theatre at The Community Education Center will be hosting this unique performance.  Combining the intensity of dance with the compelling language and movement of Touretes will give an eye-opening perspective on the neurological disorder.

The evening’s lineup will include performances by Band of Artists with choreography by Sutie Madison and Philly’s hip hop all-stars Hannibal and Josh Culbreath, music by songwriter Steven Di Joseph and Peter Adams and a discussion led by neurologist James Cook, M.D. exploring and defining neurological disorders, disabilities, and more specifically: Tourette Syndrome (TS).

Tickets are on sale at the The Meeting House Theatre box office, as well as online at danceboxoffice.com.

For more information, please view our press release.