Bryn Mawr College Presents Wintry Mix/Performance Festival
The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents two different lineups of innovative theater makers, choreographers and musicians for the second installment of its Wintry Mix/Performance Festival, a curated sampler of new works of performing arts. Emerging and established regional artists and performers known for their artistic daring will show their latest creations at the Hepburn Teaching Theater stage in Goodhart Hall, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Smaller scale, scruffier and more wild than the usual headliners, each night features a different headliner joined by an array of other performers and includes free snacks and drinks. Each performance also ends with an extended musical set/dance party for everyone. Two different programs of 12-minute (max.) showings draws from the vibrant regional performing arts community and gleefully crosses the artistic boundaries of theater, dance, video and music.
“It’s exciting for us to offer this biennial, cabaret-like show where artists from Philly and further afield present cutting-edge works, mixing and merging genres in innovative ways,” says Performing Arts Series Coordinator Lisa Kraus.
LUNER LOWDOWN: With a wide variety and the chance to not have to head into the city, I highly recommend checking the Wintry Mix/Performance Festival Out. Whether you’re an arts lover, local college student or person who just loves different events, the cultural offerings this winter at Bryn Mawr are solid.
Highlights include a film screening of Byron Karabatsos’s A Drag Queen for Kids, which follows Dito Van Reigersberg and his alter ego, Martha Graham Cracker, as they prepare for and perform their kids’ show Martha Graham Cracker Meets Dr. Seuss. The band Japanese Breakfast whose first album was called “a stunning debut” by Rolling Stone will continue the series, followed by the sex-ed burlesque of Chlamydia dell’Arte. Eventually the Philly-based performance art duo Chelsea and Magda whose breakthrough show Shame Symposium debuted in 2016 at FringeArts will precede the continually compelling choreographer David Brick of Headlong and Cynthia Hopkins, the writer, composer and multi-instrumentalist performance artist known for her groundbreaking creations of multimedia performance.
Tickets: Hepburn Teaching Theater, Bryn Mawr College is at 150 N. Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA. Flex subscriptions to the remaining series events are $90 each, $75 for seniors. Tickets to individual events are $20, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and Dance Pass holders or members of philadelphiadance.org, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets, subscriptions, group sales and more information are available online through Brown Paper Tickets, at brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html or by calling 610-526-5210.