2017 AUDI FEASTIVAL PERFORMANCES
PECO PERFORMANCE CUBE
Inspired by the Montréal Cirque Festival, the PECO Performance CUBE is a new attraction coming to Audi FEASTIVAL. This floor to ceiling glass performance cube offers a 360 degree view of physically demanding vertical holds and ethereal effects, eloquently executed by an array of stunning acrobat performers including talents from Circadium and Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Set as one of the central focal points of Audi FEASTIVAL, the PECO Performance CUBE is an exciting addition to the line-up of 2017 acts.
America’s only higher education program for Contemporary Circus Arts returns to Audi FEASTIVAL. Blending modern-day circus performances with physical theater, Circadium seeks to break traditional molds and to challenge the definition of circus, propelling the art form to new places for an unforgettable and hypnotic spectacle.
Circadium performers will infiltrate Audi FEASTIVAL by suspending over La Peg Brasserie indoors, dazzling guests on the main stage and holding unbelievable contortions inside the PECO Performance CUBE. Support Circadium by joining them at their first gala fundraiser in November.
BRIAN SANDERS’ JUNK
An annual favorite, Brian Sanders’ JUNK returns again to the FringeArts theater this September with a special sneak peak of their highly-anticipated December show.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and unparalleled physicality. The company strives to produce work that is both artistic and accessible while maintaining a ceaseless desire to try new things for Audi FEASTIVAL guests.
RED 40 & THE LAST GROOVEMENT
Audi FEASTIVAL’s favorite band returns this September. Red 40 & The Last Groovement, the energetic and theatrical performance band is taking the main stage, combining their disco, funk and R&B-inspired originals with their sexed up covers sung by their leading female powerhouses. Created by alumni from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, Red 40 & The Last Groovement are all about elevating female signifiers, making their shows and appearance bigger, sexier, shinier and bolder.
Bringing the heat to Audi FEASTIVAL this year, Lux Arati is an all-female bellydance and fire troupe based in Philadelphia. Blending influences of American Tribal and traditional Middle Eastern bellydance styles, along with modern dance, hip-hop and flow dance styles, Lux Arati will captivate audiences with their powerful fire spinning art and flaming performances.
Using choreographed and improvised bellydancing techniques, Lux Arati draws upon the strength of its member’s personal dance and fire performances to create an electrifying showcase for Audi FEASTIVAL guests.
ALMANAC DANCE CIRCUS THEATRE
Joining the spectacular acrobatic line-up this September is Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, founded by Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training alumni. Known for stacking bodies on top of ideas, Almanac is the resident company at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and will forge ensemble-driven performances at Audi FEASTIVAL which will fuse acrobatics, storytelling and daring physicality for Audi FEASTIVAL guests.