Tickets for Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, premiering at The Painted Bride Arts Center during the 2012 Philly Live Arts & Fringe Festival are now available!
Band of Artists is at the forefront of a movement being born that not only creates awareness about neurological disorders but also gives a powerful voice that inspires appreciation and admiration for people who are different. Comprised of a forward thinking group of performers and presenters, Band of Artists is putting a new spin on Tourette Syndrome. By combining art with scientific research, dance with lecture, they challenge and inspire people to take another look at their definitions of disability.
8pm Friday Sept 7, 2012
8pm Saturday Sept 8, 2012
The Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19106
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.
Arcadia University Art & Design Alum Sutie Madison had the opportunity to watch her thesis transform first-hand from an analytical paper to a work of art. According to Madison, “Although Tourette Syndrome is a great challenge in my life there are worthwhile advantages to this disability and, in fact, to any disability.”
Sutie performed with the Everett Dance Theater on June 30, 2011, in Providence, R.I. According to The Providence Journal,
The collaborative performance transforms ‘vocal and motor tics into exuberant and avante garde choreographic and theatrical sketches.’
On Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 PM at Everett Carriage House Stage in Providence, Sutie Madison, a multi-disciplinary artist with Tourette Syndrome will be collaborating with Everett Dance Theatre, transforming vocal and motor tics into exuberant and avante garde choreographic and theatrical sketches. According to Madison, Tourette Syndrome is often misinterpreted,
“Although Tourette Syndrome is a great challenge in my life there are worthwhile advantages to this disability and, in fact, to any disability. I want to give others like myself a voice that doesn’t necessarily beckon pity but rather nudges one to question their own pre-conceived notions about people with disabilities.”
Combining the intensity of dance with the compelling language and movement of Tourette Syndrome will give viewers an eye-opening perspective on this disorder. Read the full article here.
The Brain Café is a free series of monthly presentations that invite audiences to engage in a dialogue at the intersections of neuroscience, medicine and the arts. The Brain Café invites audiences to share in Everett Dance Theatre’s research and creative process as they develop BRAIN STORM, a multimedia concert that will examine new developments in brain research and the imminent neurological revolution. Learn more about The Brain Cafe and BRAIN STORM at Everett Dance Company’s website here.