Acclaimed Dance Troupe ‘Brian Sanders’ JUNK’ Takes the Stage in Blue Bell

JUNK_Threshold_Bill Hebert

Brian Sanders’ JUNK. Photo by Bill Hebert

Brian Sanders’ JUNK is at it again, bringing its unique choreography, innovative use of props and fun spirit to Montgomery County Community College with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $28. Visit mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for more information and tickets.

Back by popular demand, JUNK performances feature ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Founded by Sanders in 1997, the troupe performs in its home base of Philadelphia and throughout the world. Dance Magazine has praised JUNK’s “thrilling comic dance turns” and “accessible, technically flawless” work, while critics have declared Sanders Philadelphia’s “most exciting choreographer” and “most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater.”

The choreographer strives to produce approachable, artistic work while exploring new ideas and encouraging audiences to view the world from a different perspective. “I like to find the dance inside these pieces of junk―something unique and unexpected that gives us a new and inspiring look on life,” he says.

A native of Princeton, Sanders channeled his love of gymnastics, dance and the creativity of Bob Fosse and MOMIX’s Moses Pendleton to develop his own inventive choreographic style using discarded objects. After choreographing and performing worldwide with MOMIX for a decade, Sanders choreographed two nationally televised mini-series, a touring show and numerous independent projects before founding JUNK―a perennial sell-out favorite at the FringeArts Festival.

This performance is part of the College’s 2014-15 Lively Arts series. Upcoming performances include Latin American folkloric and jazz musician Miguel Zenón on March 21 and legendary harmonica player Grégoire Maret on April 18.

The Lively Arts programs have connected the community for more than a quarter century. In addition to performances from internationally acclaimed artists, each season features a Young Arts Explorers series; student choral, jazz ensemble, guitar, dance and theater performances; the Presidential Symposium and Richard K. Bennett Distinguished Lectureship for Peace and Social Justice; and the Betzwood Film Festival.

For more information, visit mc3.edu/livelyarts, email livelyarts@mc3.edu or call the Box Office at 215-641-6518. Follow the College’s “Destination Arts” page on Facebook at facebook.com/DestinationArts.

~ by Lauren Somers

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