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Described as a “full artistic experience” (Broad Street Review) with “creations that dazzle,” (Dance Journal) duende is a new music and contemporary dance collective co-founded by composer Alyssa Weinberg, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and dancer/choreographer Chloe Perkes. Duende’s work is driven by the exploration of each other’s artistic processes, creating performances that amplify each discipline by combining them while offering multiple entry points into the worlds of music and dance. Duende was born in a chance meeting through the LiveConnections series at World Café Live, featuring a performance of Alyssa Weinberg’s “Prayer” for solo cello, based on Kevin Powers’ Iraq War novel “The Yellow Birds,” alongside improvised dance. Since then, duende has produced shows in a wide range of Philadelphia venues, including Performance Garage, Made Studios, the Print Center Gallery, and SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center in collaboration with the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble. Duende shows have also been a part of the 2016 and 2017 Neighborhood Fringe Festivals, and is the 2020 DanceVisions Artist in Residence at the Performance Garage.




Friday, August 28, 2020

8:00 PM

Saturday, August 29, 2020

2:00 PM & 8:00 PM


$20 General Admission

$10 Students

The Dr. R.J. Wallner DanceVisions Residency Resident Artist duende premieres Three Kites and a Sparrow, an evening length solo about the dark tethers women are subjected to and the truth that frees us. Choreographed and performed by Chloe Perkes, set to live original music by Alyssa Weinberg for cellist Gabriel Cabezas, percussionist Jonny Allen, and vocalist Molly Netter.

For more information contact: 

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