Brian Sanders, Artistic Director
"Accessible, technically flawless, and thrilling comic dance turns..." - Dance Magazine
This project is supported in part by an award from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) program.
Brian Sanders' JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders' choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as "Philly's most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater" and declare Sanders as "the city's most exciting choreographer."
Brian built his signature style by creating off-the-wall choreography with found objects and other discarded debris giving way to the troupe's name, JUNK. "I like to find the dance inside these pieces of junk; something unique and unexpected that gives us [the audience] a new and inspiring look on life," says Sanders. The troupe's shows are an exhilarating feast of exciting physicality and creativity, elegantly served up with beauty and wit.
Junk's current touring program, Patio Plastico Plus, is a total of 7 pieces performed in two 40-minute segments with one 15-minute intermission. Each segment is performed with little to no pauses in between the works to keep the show moving swiftly. Music delivers an essential part of the program, continuously shifting the mood one moment from light and playful to lyrical and stirring the next.
$25.00 Adult, $10.00 College Students, Free Students Grades 12 and down