The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 Screening at Neighborhood House

28 - 29 Sep 2021
7:00 p.m.
Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19106


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

As part of the 2021 Fringe Festival, Christ Church Neighborhood House hosts an in-person screening 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 screening on Tuesday, September 28, will be followed by a panel discussion: “Being Creative in a Pandemic World.”

The screening on Wednesday, September 29, will be followed by a performance and class in the farmers market at Christ Church as well as a panel discussion: “A Chat About Performing in a Pandemic” with Philadelphia Matter cast and Neighborhood House staff and technicians.

This event is free to attend. Refreshments and light fare will be served on both dates.