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Get it!?  Just some autumnal updates from Sean...  I've been doing my usual busy busy busy, and I'm ready to share.  Rehearsals are shifting, performances are popping up, and my teaching schedule is mounting... the dream, right?  I've been updating my calendar if you want everything in shorthand, otherwise just continue reading.  Also, see my Facebook page - I've even started posting some dance-related articles that you might find interesting!  Speaking of recent happenings, check out the brand spankin' new collaborators page on my website to read about some of the performers I'm working with.  I know *I* ended that last sentence with a preposition, but *you* know that language is constantly changing, so STFU.
(Sorry that frustrated you.)

photo by Bill Hebert
As foreshadowed in my previous newsletter, Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company also enjoyed a wonderful run at Christ Church.  We began with an installation work and split the evening between nods to the company's thirty-year history and showing new creations.  More recently, the company performed an "umbrella dance" across Philadelphia for #PhillyFreeStreets.  We'll be gearing up soon for next season's performance in the spring!
In August, I traveled up to New York City to perform a duet from Nora Gibson's Vested Souls for Norte Maar's Dance at Socrates in the outdoor sculpture garden at Socrates Park on Long Island.  After an afternoon of touch-and-go weather, we were able to perform (twice) for a nice, big, lawn-chair-wielding audience.  
As for Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet's upcoming work, we'll be getting together for some more intensive rehearsals soon, including a week-long Upstream Residency at Kaatsbaan in upstate New York that Nora was recently awarded (what what!).  Pictured above is yours truly in the midst of an experiment - an accelerometer strapped around my waif-ish waist making some measurements to be utilized in the fully-produced work, which will be shown as a key highlight for the Philadelphia Science Festival in April!
photo by JJ Tizou
September is synonymous with the Fringe Festival here in Philadelphia, and I was selected as one of twenty-four dance professionals in the city to work with French choreographer Boris Charmatz.  We workshopped intensively in the studio and ended up performing a couple renditions of his Levée des conflits in the water fountain at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (*You* might recognize it from the Rocky movies...  *I* would not.)
photo by Jen Kertis-Veit
The Fringe Festival also brought forth The Naked Stark's performance of The One, The Other One, & The Many, choreographed by Katherine Kiefer Stark.  We had been creating this piece for the past year and a half, and it was wonderful to dance an evening-length (feature-length?) work five times over the course of a couple weeks!  Our weekly movement practice should be starting up soon... Check us out on Facebook for updates!
In June, Kat J. Sullivan and I were able to perform solos we made for each other in SoLow Fest.  I performed her work, Why are dancers so sad?, and she performed my new solo, It's pointless to decide which cloud is floating faster.  If you're in town, be sure to catch Iptdwciff (hmmm... I tried.) at the ETC Performance Series at the CEC on November 12th and 13th!  
I had the opportunity to share a new solo at Triskelion Arts in New York this August.  I performed Boundary Renders at the last evening of their Summer Shake Up series and utilized a flashy duct tape prop and self-made projection (and enjoyed the deck crew help of a certain someone).  I'll be doing something similar but completely different (classic) at the end of December at Dixon Place (also in New York.)
photo by Andrew Ribner

"Stub Ex-Zat"

Andy Thierauf and I have been working together for four years now!  The Doctor and I showed our first collaboration in November 2012... who knew we'd still be traveling around and showing stuff in October 2016?  Time flies when you're "rubber-limbed."  We'll be showing another evening of our duos at some point this fall/winter (fingers crossed.)

stb x at has been performing here and there over the past few months...  Above you can see a great shot from _grind at WAXworks (NYC) in September.  It's a dance-and-music duet version of the score we performed alongside Lauren Linder's Underscored Proscenium Grind at Converge Dance Festival (Seattle) in May.  Below to the left, you'll see a still of Andy atop me (each of us wielding a tambourine for Let's Dancing!) at improvisation-ish series Future Interstates at the Cowles Center (Minneapolis) in July.  Below to the right is a nice and blurry still from our year-old piece Blanc & Bonk in Queer Riot at The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia) over the summer.  I gussied up my tutu a bit for this showing, and a sequel piece will soon be performed at Get Pegged Cabaret!

(Fun Fact! "Stub Ex-Zat" is the most common pronunciation for our "dance/perc duo."  In our minds, stb x at is said as it's spelled, "s t b x a t" - a thinly-veiled reference to our names... with an x in the middle.  Realistically though, we'll take anything - contact us for bookings.)

The Traditional "Upcoming Opportunities to Support Sean (if you're in the area)" Section

photo by Jen Kertis-Veit
I'll be showing new work, old work, improvisations, and more (?) pretty much all the time this fall at a variety of festivals, showcases, salons, cabarets, mixed bills, and the like!  Follow Sean Thomas Boyt on Facebook or check out for links and more information.

Get Pegged Cabaret at La Peg (Philadelphia) - October 21, 2016
Philadelphia Free Form Festival (pfff!) at The Icebox - October 22, 2016
Fertile Ground at Green Space (New York City) - October 23, 2016
Open Performance at Movement Research (New York) - October 25, 2016
Share at The Iron Factory (Philadelphia) - November 4-5, 2016
Scratch Night at Fringe Arts (Philadelphia) - November 7, 2016
ETC Performance Series at the CEC (Philadelphia) - November 12-13, 2016
A Christmas Dance at The Painted Bride (Philadelphia) - December 4, 2016
30-30-30 at Dixon Place (New York City) - December 30, 2016
Andrea Clearfield's Salon Series (Philadelphia) - January 29, 2017
photo by David Hawri
Until next time!


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