“Supper, People on the Move is about mobility and decisions moving you: an action starts with a clear intention and it is carried away by a tide of impulses.” Silvana Cardell, choreographer
Supper, People on the Move
by Cardell Dance Theater
Original support for Supper, People on the Move was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia. Additional support was provided by Swarthmore College Project and Georgian Court University.
The presentation of Supper, People on the Move created by Cardell Dance Theater was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2017 additional performances and companion exhibit by Jennifer Baker coming soon at
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
PERFORMANCE — 22 London Rd. October 28 and 29 7:00pm
Please find tickets and more information at
“Clusters of dancers crash together, uplift and crawl over one another, then explode away from the group as individuals.” Read Merilyn Jackson’s Philadelphia Inquirer article on Supper, People on the Move
From choreographer Silvana Cardell, a new dance performance inspired by themes of migration, Supper, People on the Move explores the complex experience of dislocation. The dance is an examination of the human experience of all people on the move, looking for new horizons. Physical bodies moving between physical places define migration, and the immigrant journey is at the heart of humanity’s ability to survive. From this rich and fertile history Cardell creates evocative forms of movement—abstract, personal, universal—performed with unrelenting physicality and striking moments of beauty.
“Cardell Dance Theater explores migration in new work.” Read the article by Tara Lynn Johnson in The Ticket
Supper, People on the Move
Cardell Dance Theater
Choreographer–Director Silvana Cardell Soundscapes Nick Zammuto Set and costume design Jennifer Baker Technical Director Conrad Bender Special Guest Artist Merián Soto Guest Dancers Ann-Marie Grover, Miles Yeung Dancers Bethany Formica, Leanne Grieger, William Robinson, Adrian Plascencia, Maria Urrutia.
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 See map
>>>>>PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE ON THE MOVE, A COMPANION EXHIBITION CHRONICLING STORIES OF PHILADELPHIA-AREA IMMIGRANTS WAS DISPLAYED BE IN THE CRANE ART’S BUILDING’S GRAY, ADJACENT TO THE PERFORMANCE SPACE OF SUPPER, PEOPLE ON THE MOVE. STORIES ARE ALSO FEATURED AT SUPPER BLOG.
As a part of the exhibition, curator Jennifer Baker made a book of personal stories of immigrants living in the Philadelphia area. From the many stories and photographs included in the book, a few were selected to be exhibited on the walls of the Crane Arts Building’s Grey Area. More stories and photographs are featured online at the Supper Blog: Portraits of People on the Move on and on the company’s Facebook page.. <<<<<<<<<
June 26, 2015
A simulcast of the performance at the Icebox was screened outdoors at Independence Mall at the Independence National Historical Park, Fifth and Market Streets.
Major support for Supper, People on the Move has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Swarthmore College Project and Georgian Court University Summer Research grant.
Top 3 photos: Josh McIlvain
Other dance photos: Jennifer Baker