Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder

Inspired by the success of December 2011’s Intersection: Tourette Syndrome, Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder premiered at the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Fringe Festival. This stage production unveils tourette syndrome and reveals its creative intelligence. In it, Band of Artist Founder and Director Sutie Madison once again takes her dancers through the paces of an obsessive-compulsive mindset.

The show is broken into five segments, including a segment from Stephen DiJoseph’s Synaptic Adventure, a dance sequence from the original production of Intersection, an educational presentation by neurologist Dr. James Cook, a Q & A panel with the leading performers and spokespersons for the production, and a new dance sequence “The Unveiling.”

Intersection, as performed at Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder
Intersection, as performed at Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder

“The untrained eye may still see only an avant-garde performance, but the dancers and live musicians are working from an impulse beyond the purely artistic.!”
– Naila Francis, The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times


“The Live Arts Festival is a curated selection of the world’s most cutting edge performing arts groups.”
-CBS Philly

Read the full story, “Band of Artists looks to defy stereotypes of Tourette’s syndrome with dance”, here.