The Philadelphia Matter - 1972/2020 Live Screening

16 - 17 Jul 2021
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Christ Church Garden 20 N American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106


The Philadelphia Matter 1972/2020 rehearsal collage, 2020. Image by: Benjamin Brown, Masters Group Design 

Christ Church Neighborhood House hosts the in-person premiere of The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020, a digital performance work from pioneering choreographer David Gordon.

Recording themselves remotely, more than 30 performers located in Philadelphia, New York City, and across the US took part in the virtual performance, which had its online streaming premiere in September 2020.

The new work builds upon Gordon’s foundational piece The Matter, first produced in 1972 and most recently reconceived for MoMA in 2018. The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 was edited together with archival footage by videographer and Pew Fellow Jorge Cousineau.

The film  is screening for a live audience for the first time in the Christ Church Garden. Complimentary beverages and snacks are served.