UPSTREAM goes on tour to State College, PA

This weekend my beloved, creek dance UPSTREAM is going on tour to perform four shows in the waters of Spring Creek, in Spring Creek Park, in State College, PA as part of this year's Central Pennsylvania's Festival of the Arts!!

Growing up in State College, Arts Fest (as the locals call it) was always my favorite thing about summer. As a young child, I made crafts to sell on children's day, as a teen I danced the days away to amazing live music. However, as a budding dancer I was always a bit sad that dance as a performing art never had much of a place at Arts Fest. So it is truly a dream come true to be performing UPSTREAM this year, in my hometown, to my hometown crowd, in Arts Fest 2015.

If you are in town for the Fest, come check us out!


FREE Outdoor Dance Performance IN Spring Creek

Sat. July 11th & Sun. July 12th
Shows at 12pm & 1:30pm (both days)
Spring Creek Park, Pavilion #2
901 Houserville Rd. State College, PA 16801
Suggested Donation $10-20 per person

this dance is about humans
this dance is about nature
no music. no lights. no stage. no social accoutrements.
just two beings. stripped down to the bare essentials of their human-ness.
muscles. bodies. water. breath. air. rock. and bone.
existing as one. together. in joy and sorrow.
in search of a place, of a world, where they can continue their deeply vital and connected existence.

This stunning and powerful dance is a call for you to remember your own intrinsic connection with nature. Created by Philadelphia based choreographer Jenny Roe Sawyer and performed by From The Earth dance company, this evocative duet is taking the traditional, sanitized dance performance and literally putting it into the river. This will be unlike anything you have seen before.

UPSTREAM is a radical plea for us to heal our ailing world by fully acknowledging that humans are part of nature and not separate from it.... a plea for a paradigm shift of cultural proportions.

This performance is FREE and no reservation is necessary. Mark your calendars now to make sure you don't miss this beautiful and remarkable dance!

If you have questions about the performance please email local contact Jerry Sawyer at jvs3@psu.edu.


Location & Show Information
Spring Creek Park is located at 901 Houserville Road, State College, PA 16801 
Google maps will take you there.
The show runs approx. 40min.
It will happen rain or shine (barring thunderstorms).
The audience will be sitting on rocks or standing during the show. Bring a cushion if you want. There are no chairs. If you want to come and need a chair, please contact Jerry at jvs3@psu.edu to work out details. You can bring your own or we can provide one for you, but chair seating will be limited at each show due to site constraints.
There are public bathrooms, drinking fountains, and plenty of parking on the premises.

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