Poet~tree EnMotion: Fall Harvest Rhythm & Flow Festivities
Poet~tree EnMotion Presents…
the Fall Harvest Rhythm & Flow Festivities… Featuring Live Music, Spoken Word, Dance/Movement, Fire/Flow Show!
Wednesday, September 25th, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!
All events located @ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street,
West Philly, PA 19104 therotunda.org
All events located @ The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104 TheRotunda.org
A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
(Donations are Suggested/Appreciated)
This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… the Event begins shortly after doors open… Expect a Dance entranced with Spoken Words/Lyrical Poet-tree & Mystical Moving Arts Meditation, Flow Arts, body-moving undulations brought on by the Brazilian Percussion performance culminating in procession outside for the Finale of Fierce Fire Flows!
Plum Dragoness / aka Gabrielle de Burke
Theatrical Dancer/Lyrical Poetess & Mindful Movement Instructor/Arts Educator
7Textures & Collaborators
Fire Dance & Flow Arts
Spenser Michaels & Guest Phil Fargason
Singer/Songwriter w/Live Instrumentation
Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School
A community-based samba school modeled after the Carnavals of Brazil
Plum Dragomess (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)
A West Philadelphia native, multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she has toured not only as a solo artist, founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director of Archedream for HumanKind among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions, spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. She has also helped bring together the all female performance group trio known as The Femme-Mynistiques, who will officially release their debut EP “Here She Comes…” in the summer of 2016. Since 2007, Plum has been a resident performance artist, as well as host and organizer for the successful performing arts series known as Poet-tree En Motion at The Rotunda! This has allowed her the opportunity to share her own creative performances (including collaborative projects she initiated) and work created by a plethora of other unique artists with the west Philadelphia community and beyond! Gabrielle’s work as a healing arts practitioner and instructor continues to intersect with her work as an inter-disciplinary performance artist through the incorporation of Internal and Martial Arts forms in combination with Dance, Poetry and Theater presentation. Gabrielle has been teaching in, around the Philadelphia area & abroad since 2000. If you dig It… then follow: ThePlumDragoness.com
7Textures (Lauren Raske) & Collaborators
7textures specializes in a contemporary mix of event design and performing art, building beautiful settings for events, weddings, and community celebrations. Using layers of nature and technology to create experience design for a multitude of public and private settings, 7textures works to bring you the details to make your experience extraordinary!
Lauren Raske is a Philadelphia USA-residing variety performer and entertainment producer, specializing in fire arts, S-staff, and curating experiences. Professionally performing since 2006, her repertoire has a variety of props for fire arts and stunts that can translate beautifully to LED/light and fabric acts, as well as being a world-renowned S-Staff/ buugeng manipulator. Lauren’s reputation for quality performances and artistic display has lead her to become a talent scout, which evolved to her launching 7textures, as entertainment & styling director; where she
scales productions between solo shows through casts of 30+ performers of an enormous variety of talents, plus stage design and custom costuming. She teaches workshops, private lessons, and consults performing, including helping develop open flame performance permits with the Philadelphia Fire Code Unit and marshals. Her performance passion is site-specific theater, such as The Ghostly Circus and morphings interactive stages.
A singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. He has spent years honing his craft on and off the stage, culminating into a new musical project that showcases his diverse abilities as a musician and performing artist. Phil Fargason aka Philip James will be joining this endeavor, bringing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and writer based out of Philadelphia, focused on crafting songs that make you want to dance, laugh, and cry at the same time. These two talents began playing together at an open mic at ‘The El Bar ’ open mic hosted by Josh Mustin, and are finally coming together to create an all-encompassing, original live listening experience…
Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School
Unidos da Filadelfia (Philadelphia United) is a community-based samba school modeled after the Carnaval parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia in Brazil. Founded in 2005, the school's mission is to spread the joy and excitement of Brazilian percussion through music education and performance. Oh, and we also do protests. Members of the school have the opportunity to play the traditional percussion instruments and learn the rhythmic styles of Brazilian Carnaval, and to perform at various community events.