There is always certain things that go into creating anything: creativity, planning, execution, and bravery. It takes a lot of bravery to share what you have created with others. The many performers of the SoLow Festival will not only showcase their bravery but as well as their creative solo performances. The SoLow Festival takes place all over Philadelphia from June 22-25. All performances are “Pay What You Can” with a suggested donation of $10 per show. For a full list of showtimes, locations, and to RSVP head on over to their Facebook Event Page.
The SoLow Festival is an annual event for solo performances held in Philly, with the mission of inspiring individuals to create and share their art that would otherwise never be created. There are a multitude of shows in this festival but I’m going to share a few with all of you Geekadelphia readers. However feel free to check out the entire line up.
BRAT Productions has two new productions for the 2017 SoLow Festival, both taking place at the Da Vinci Art Alliance. The First is Cinematic Human, being performed by Jess Conda. Cinematic Human explores what happens if a woman leaves what is known and expected of her in order to explore what is unknown? What is more extraordinary, staying or leaving?
The second new performance is Post-April. Here is the synopsis: April Atwater floats face down in a pool. Her neurons have stopped firing, but somewhere else electricity keeps her alive. She wades into this place, sifting through messages, photos, and posts – digital monuments that preserve a version of her self. Will she be buried and forgotten, or will her curated self live on forever?
Some other performances you can check out are: Revulva.a which is 4 artist doing 5 solo dance works at the Iron Factory. At the Beardcave at St. Mary’s Church you can check out Andean Mountains: A Piece about Personal Geography. Andean Mountains examines the way we relate to our place of origin versus where we relocate. Or checkout the dramatic A Shoe Full of Wet Sand; A wild and dreamy visceral exploration of a female war veteran who is taking on the task of dealing with her mental illness and animalistic nature.
The SoLow Festival is a culmination of solo performances taking place all over Philly from June 22-25. Experience the hard work, creativity and bravery of these solo performers. Round up your friends and travel around the city and love the arts in Philadelphia.
For a full list of shows, showtimes, locations, and more please checkout the SoLow Festival Website.