Nichole Canuso Dance Company, Being/With in development. Photo by Johanna Austin.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With, an intimate performance piece connecting two solo audience members through virtual space from opposite sides of Philadelphia.
Being/With takes place in two neighborhoods simultaneously: the Evangelical Church of the Trinity in South Philadelphia and Pearlstein Gallery in West Philadelphia. Part solo journey and part virtual encounter, the piece pairs participants of divergent life experiences and guides them through a movement duet and conversation through the use of live video feeds.
Audience members who sign up for a performance slot are also invited to view the gallery spaces outside each venue, where audio displays share interviews with neighborhood residents.
This presentation is part of the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.