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Ever-Changing: A Dance Performance

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ever-Changing: A Dance Performance | Sun, Feb 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm |
In-person Event | Museum for Art in Wood, 141 N 3rd Street

A collaborative project between the Museum and the Philadelphia Dance Academy
Choreography by Blake Krapels

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Join us for Ever-Changing, a celebratory closing performance for FLOE: A Climate of Risk | The Fictional Archaeology of Stephen Talasnik. Ever-Chaning is an immersive dance installation that honors the fictional work of Stephen Talsanik’s exhibition FLOE: A Climate of Risk. Through movement and playful connections, the dancers will discover the world in which Stephen created. The piece is constructed in 4 movements. Discovery, Exploration, Admiration, and Celebration. Come join the Philadelphia Youth Ballet as they take you on a journey through the “ever-changing” landscape.

The performance will take place once at 1 pm and last approximately 15 minutes and occurs again at 3 pm. 

Image above: Rehearsal image of the Philadelphia Youth Ballet by Tricia Pompilio at the Museum for Art in Wood for the exhibition FLOE: A Climate at Risk | The Fictional Archeology of Stephen Talasnik.  

Rehearsal image of Philadelphia Youth Ballet by Tricia Pompilio.

Choreography: Blake Krapels

Music: Ólafur Arnalds, SOHN, pmt.

Dancers: Hannah Alfonso, Vivian Matkowski, Hudson Pasquarello, Aubrey Salamone, Fiona Savarese, Claire Shmukler, Annarose Spiedel

Costumes: Lori Lahnemann, Kathryn Van Yahres

Photography: Tricia Pompilio

Videography: Bob Finkelstein

About Philadelphia Dance Academy
Founded in 2005 by Lori Lahnemann and located in Old City, Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Dance Academy aims to provide exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. They view each student as an individual and aim to ensure they reach their maximum potential. Students are placed in appropriate dance training programs and taught by a professional, experienced faculty.

The Dance Academy’s programs prioritize refined technique, dancer wellness, and artistic development. The Academy offers: Early Childhood Dance, Primary and Pre-Professional Ballet Programs, a Boys Scholarship Program, Theater Dance, Contemporary Dance, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates.

About Blake Krapels
Blake Krapelsa 2011 United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, trained in New Jersey under the tutelage of Billy Larson and Jamie Salmon. In 2015 Blake graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School, where he performed repertoire by William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Elliot Feld, Jose Limon, and Peter Chu. In addition to his core training, Blake participated in Summer Intensives at Nederlands Dans Theatre and Springboard Danse Montreal. After graduation, Blake spent four years with Philadelphia’s BalletX. He also has danced with The Metropolitan Opera, Keigwin & Company, GroundWorks Dance Theatre, Emery LeCrone Dance, Konverjdans, and most recently, DanceAspen.  While dancing with DanceAspen, he worked with Matthew Neenan, Penny Saunders, Cayetano Soto, and Yue Yin. As of recently he has taken on the role as an artist and company manager with South Dakota Ballet. 

Blake’s choreography has been presented at The Kennedy Center, Cleveland DanceWorks 2017, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, First State Ballet Theater, APAP Conference in NYC, DanceAspen, and South Dakota Ballet.

Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications, at [email protected].

FLOE: A Climate of Risk is supported in part by a grant from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

The exhibition is generously supported by the Cambium Circle Members of the Museum for Art in Wood, Bresler Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, William Penn Foundation, and Windgate Foundation. In-kind support was provided by Boomerang, Inc., and Green Crates, LLC. 


February 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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