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.
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)
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.
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
1600 Woodland Road, Abington
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:
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!
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.