Photo by David Brick.
Princess Bostick and Adam Bostick rehearse in the studio for Headlong Dance Theater's This Town Is a Mystery. Photo by Andrew Simonet.
Kendra, Kassean, and Kenya McQueen rehearsing in studio for Headlong Dance Theater's This Town Is a Mystery. Photo by Andrew Simonet.
Founded in 1993 by David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith, and now under the co-direction of Brick and Smith, Headlong is one of Philadelphia's most audacious performance groups, having created over 40 dance works. The group creates collaboratively, with a focus on process, formal experimentation, audience engagement, and site-specificity. In 2011, with Center support, Headlong presented This Town Is a Mystery, a project that brought dance directly into four private homes of Philadelphia citizens—where the members of those households became the dancers. In 2016, Headlong received Center support to present The Quiet Circus, a year-long series of participatory practices conceived as an ongoing public performance at Washington Avenue Green, a one-acre site on the Delaware River waterfront.