Vibrant. Witty. Funny. Strong. Impulsive. Intimate. Artistic. These are just some of the words that describe the show Communitas 5 Years Later production. Communitas is a mediation between individual and collective human structure. It was silent. It was loud. It was everything that I didn’t know that I needed to be a part of. It was full of joy.
If you don’t gasp in the first 5 minutes you can’t possibly be human. Its that intriguing and that enlightening.
4 actors coming together and blending immense skills set that are out of this world was mere mesmerizing to say the least. Let me say the acrobatic skills were on point. There were no ropes to break their fall. They literally put a lot of practice into trusting one another. You can see the pure joy on their faces as they went from one piece to another. Its not everyday you see a beautiful blend of acting, acrobats, and perfect timing into one production. I was in the front row and I felt every pressure of making sure that they were safely making their marks while enjoying what they were able to do on a stage. I had not seen anything like that in Philadelphia or beyond.
How can you come together like Communitas for this production?
You have 3 chances to see it:
Friday May 24 @730pm at Funicular Station
Saturday May 25 @730pm Funicular Station
Sunday May 26 @8pm at Penn Treaty Park This will be a special treat as the actors will teach you how to do some of their skilled acrobats. You will want to bring a picnic and maybe a bottle of wine and enjoy this interactive learning experience and show.
Also if you say well its the holiday weekend my plans are already set there are other works coming up for you to see:
xoxo MoonGirl which deals with women and domestic violence is a must see. It will be a one woman show featuring Nicole Burgio. She also expressed to me that this is a show that she wants to inspire women so ladies lets get out. Also if you live in the Germantown area, please familiarize yourself with productions in your area. A lot of these productions can be discounted for Germantown area residents. Take advantage. Sometimes we say that the Arts died, but the reality is they haven’t, participation has declined. Let’s expose ourselves to the Arts and encourage our loved ones to do the same. As always you can donate to Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, here.
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