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Titles are for Little Witches – Theater Performance
November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
As part of our ongoing commitment to the community, PAAFF’16 will include a series of FREE screenings and live theater performances November 16-17 at Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia.
Titles are for Little Witches: The Salem Bitch Trials
The world is full of bitches. Or is it witches? And are they talking about them or us?
In this “discoveries we have made so far” showing, the Kaleid ensemble will explore the ways that the word “bitch” is used and history of witchcraft accusations to ask: What is power? How do we take it from each other? How do we claim it for ourselves? And who needs titles anyway?
Approximately 55 minutes with audience talk back afterwards.
Pratima Agrawal – Creator/Performer
Nastassja Baset – Creator/Perfomer
Gabriella Sanchez – Creator/Performer
Sarah Mitteldorf – Creator/Director
Daniel Ison – Sound Designer
Gina Purri – Composer
Tanaya Thomas – Choreographer
Kaleid Theatre is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.
Kaleid Theatre, as in kaleidoscope, as in collide, is a physical theatre ensemble. We are interested in how language, movement, music, and sound can come together to create a new, multi-sensory, multi-dimensional language, which allow us to explore issues that are not easy to talk about through one sense or dimension alone.
The things that mean the most to our communities are often the hardest to articulate. They frequently deal with emotion, power hierarchy, the divine, trauma, transcendence, even voicelessness.
To explore these themes, Kaleid layers consistent and conflicting languages from different mediums – such as text, movement, music, or sound. This method allows us to mirror the layered experience of consistent and conflicting emotions and ideas that embody these human experiences, and to explore them in a more honest and fully articulated way.