This guest-performance is part of the Without Distance Platform as a part of the project „Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe”, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and National Culture Fund, in cooperation with Art Office Foundation.
Dancer Megan Bridge of the “Fidget” platform presents two contrasting solos in one night in Sofia.
In “Morphic Resonance”, the solo dancing body is set into resonance with the sound and space that surrounds it. Music by Peter Price creates a sonic architecture with drones and percussive loops. Megan Bridge’s movement worlds – kinesthetically expansive and minutely precise – are created improvisationally and in response to each new location that this work is performed. In “Consent”, Bridge navigates powerful and raw expressions of female sexuality that find support within the driving rhythms and delicate detail of the music: the second movement of Beethoven’s final piano sonata, Opus 111.
“Fidget” is an experimental performance company and warehouse art space in Philadelphia, directed by choreographer Megan Bridge and composer Peter Price. You can learn more at Thefidget.org
Megan Bridge is a dancer, choreographer, producer, and dance scholar based in Philadelphia. She is the co-director of Fidget, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price. With “Fidget”, Bridge has presented her work at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, FringeArts, and many other venues throughout Philadelphia and the United States, and abroad in Austria, Bulgaria, Colombia, France, Germany, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland, South Africa, and Switzerland. She has received funding support for her work from USArtists International, The Network of Ensemble Theaters, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, American Dance Abroad, and more. Bridge has worked with Jerome Bel, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Susan Rethorst, Willi Dorner, and Group Motion, and has studied with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, and Deborah Hay. In 2020 she staged Bel’s work Gala at the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art, and in 2016 she was a rehearsal assistant to David Gordon. In 2013, Bridge was named “Best of Philly” for stage performance by Philadelphia Magazine. She is also a dance writer, and has published articles in Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, The Dance Chronicle, and at thINKingDANCE.net, where she served as an editor and as Executive Director from 2014-2016. Bridge holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in dance from Temple University. Her teaching practice is particularly focused on improvisation and contemporary dance. She currently teaches in the dance department at Temple University, and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist at Universities throughout the Philadelphia area. In recent years she has taught dance workshops in Poland, France, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Tbilisi, Georgia.
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