The topic of artificial intelligence has been discussed and explored a lot. Films like Ex-Machina, The Matrix, and most recently the TV show Westworld; all ask the viewers are these AI, human? They all effectively make us ask about our own humanity and calls for us to put reality into question. It’s some heavy stuff, to say the least. At this years Fringe Festival one performance will have you explore those very questions but with the lens of dance. Splintered Glass on September 16 at The Performing Garage at 8:00 p.m. is a contemporary dance performance that will show you what lies beyond the surface of reality. Tickets are $20 online and at the door but if you’d like to purchase them online you can do so on their event page.
Splintered Glass is one of twenty-four dance performances at this years Fringe Festival. Splintered Glass breaks the glass on reality with contemporary jazz and modern dance performances. One piece is inspired by HBO’s Westworld; as the original choreography by Courtney Hunter, articulates their robotic movements but very human emotions. This thought provoking performance will be local dancer, Courtney Hunter’s choreographing and producing debut.
Guest artists are Tiffany Delio and Daniela Galdi of the Blind Faith Project Dance Company. Daniela Galdi provides additional choreography that breathes life into the history of local Philadelphia statues and sculptures, including the Freedom Sculpture by Zenos Frudakis. Other local professional and part-time dancers will be performing in Splintered Glass. It will include music from artists such as Muse, Brand New, Ramin Djawadi and Rag’n’Bone Man.
Splintered Glass is an artistic and mind blowing performance about AI and reality. So I leave you with their tagline, “Everything we think, we see, has something more beyond it, will you look?”
Saturday, September 16 @ 8:00 p.m.
The Performing Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, 19130
Tickets are $20