Philadelphia Dance Projects, in partnership with American Opera Projects, presents an “Informance” presentation of Wolf-in-Skins, the original dance opera by choreographer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears, on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 PM at Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center.
The culmination of a creative artist residency to further development of Wolf-in-Skins, this Informance is a work-in-progress showing where dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work and then participate in a conversation about the work, their ideas and inspirations with the audience. Philadelphia Dance Projects presented the first act of Wolf-in-Skins in 2013, and this work-in-progress presentation reunites many of the singers and dancers who participated in the previous first act workshop.
In Wolf-in-Skins, kings, foundlings, wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill the dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales. Preserving pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements, it views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics through a contemporary lens.
Tickets at $10.00 each can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883.