to Apr 6

Romeo and Juliet w/ The Philadelphia Orchestra

Romeo and Juliet

with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Brian Sanders' - JUNK


Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet

Twentieth-century musical titan meets Elizabethan genius playwright: Prokofiev's three suites from Romeo and Juliet are concert favorites. Here, we present much more of the music that has made Shakespeare's immortal tragedy come alive in performances around the globe. If you've never seen the ballet, you'll be amazed at how Prokofiev's searing score captures all the drama and heartbreak of this immortal story! The performance will be highlighted by selected vignettes from the Philadelphia-based choreographer Brian Sanders. His compact, athletic choreography will bring an edgy perspective with performers utilizing unique materials and aerial techniques. It will be a totally new take on this classic ballet.


Thursday 4/4/19 - 7:30p
Friday 4/5/19 - 2:00p
Saturday 4/6/19 - 8:00p


Verizon Hall - Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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NYC - Audition
11:30 AM11:30

NYC - Audition

Brian Sanders’ JUNK, acclaimed physical-dance-theater company, is holding open auditions for male and female performers with strong classical and/or modern dance technique – aerial and partnering experience are a plus.

JUNK’s style is an unconventional fusion of dance, physical-theater, aerial-work, and acrobatics. We are auditioning for both full-time company members as well as participants in a unique opportunity to perform on stage (and in the air) with Philadelphia Orchestra in April of 2019.

All rehearsals and performances are paid.
Immediate contract for February 18th - April 6th, 2019 and consideration for full-time positions.

FEBRUARY 2nd, 2019

Women 12:00-1:30pm (registration begins at 11:30am)
Men 1:30p-3:00pm (registration begins at 1pm)
Partnering/Aerial Call Back at 3:15p

Final Call Backs, date TBA.
No warm up class will be given.

Alchemical Studios
104 West 14th Street
(between 6th & 7th Aves)
New York, NY 10011


To register please send the following to info@briansandersjunk.com :

- head shot
- body shot
- performance reel / video footage
- resume

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Adventures in the Arctic Elf Trade and Other Tales from the Pole
to Dec 23

Adventures in the Arctic Elf Trade and Other Tales from the Pole

This holiday season join JUNK as you embark on an unforgettable adventure to the North Pole!

"Adventures in the Arctic Elf Trade and Other Tales from the Pole" is a feast of erotic and evocative works wrapped in a holiday bow. Sit beside the Reindeer Runway and enjoy JUNK’s creative take on pole dancing, Artistic Director Brian Sanders’ tribute to The Nutcracker and other newly-crafted holiday treats. And before the arctic adventure is over, you’ll even tipple with the elves. 

Don’t miss this year’s amazing holiday extravaganza!

December 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23 at 7:30PM
December 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8:00PM

$30 / 60 minutes

($35 at the door / cash only)

TICKETS: https://www.artful.ly/junk


2040 Christian Street
Philadelphia PA 19146

(Shiloh Baptist Church aka. JUNK)

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Come Together Dance Festival
to Nov 16

Come Together Dance Festival

  • Suzanne Roberts Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Catch JUNK perform at Koresh Dance Companies annual Come Together Dance Festival! They will showcase various excerpts with a sneak peek of works for their upcoming Holiday Show "Adventures in the Arctic Elf Trade and Other Tales from the Pole" running December 6-23rd.

Koresh Dance Company will once again unite over 40 dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists this fall, in the 5th annual Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. The Festival, which began in 2013, celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community. From November 14-18, 5 mixed programs will stage an eclectic range of styles, juxtaposing genres from hip hop, tap, and jazz to ballet, modern, contemporary dance, acrobatic physical theatre, and Latin dance.

The final roster is FEATURING Koresh DanceKun-Yang Lin/DancersPennsylvania BalletPeridance Contemporary Dance CompanyBrian Sanders' JUNKRIOULT (rē-you)Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (Taylor 2)

JUNK opens the show Wednesday 11/14 at 7:30P and Friday 11/16 at 8:00P.

Tickets can be purchased: https://myptc.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=57937

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Fall Fringe Series: Plunge
to Sep 22

Fall Fringe Series: Plunge

  • The Patio at Spring Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Philly Fringe Festival


Get your lounge gear out and prep for 1960s Palm Springs…by way of 10th and Hamilton, that is. Join JUNK on The Patio at Spring Arts in a plunge of the senses. Savor the sleekness of jet-black oiled skin against the bright white of patent leather. Let your eyes sip on the rich silk of milk splashing from above. Light dances on a cloud of misted water as the heat of the night drizzles down the fine hairs of your back. Plunge.

Curated by the Ministry for Aesthetic Embellishments, presenting Anthrotropic Artifactuals since 2060.

Executive Producers: Duane Perry and Arthur Kaplan

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

10:30 pm

$25 / 50 minutes

The Patio at Spring Arts
10th and Hamilton Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

To purchase tickets click the TICKET button on the top right corner or visit: https://www.artful.ly/junk/store/events/15905

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10:00 AM10:00


Seeking Professional Dancers for National Touring Company

Highly acclaimed, Philadelphia based dance theater company, JUNK is looking for strong, technically proficient dancers: aerial and/or acrobatic technique a plus. Critics hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” with Artistic Director Brian Sanders creating performances that are unique, engaging and cutting-edge. JUNK has collaborated with brands and companies locally and internationally, for television and more. Casting for immediate placement for our Fall Performance Series, with continuing opportunities for touring, a unique Virtual Reality project, and a collaboration with the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra for the upcoming season.

  • Paid rehearsals/performances.

  • Must be available for rehearsals and performances listed below.

July 21st (SAT)
10a to 1p
Registration begins at 9:30a

  • Please bring headshot, full body shot, and resume.

  • Come ready to dance. No warm-up will be given.

  • Must be a US resident.

  • Bring sneakers and/or knee pads if needed.

The Ailey Studios
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Studio 5A
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, New York 10019


Aug 6th - Sept 6th
Monday thru Friday 10a to 6p (includes a company ballet class.)

Sept 7th - 22nd

Visit our website at www.briansandersjunk.com

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to Sep 22

Figmago ALIVE

Join Philadelphia’s Brian Sanders’ JUNK, known for their thrilling acrobatics and cutting-edge dance theater, as they usher you into the world of Figmago. Adventure with them through a labyrinth of three-dimensional murals, watching them come to life in stunning and unexpected ways. Hailed for their ‘breathtaking-beautiful choreography', the performers become the gatekeepers of your imagination, opening portals unto the paths of your creative being – from a figment comes an imago.

Enjoy a one-hour guided journey through the world of Mural Arts. Immerse yourself in a fantastical realm where sand turns to water, light and shadow play with reality and you meet unusual and unforeseen creatures of your wildest dreams.  Play a game of Fig’o with your host, experience a baroque banquet, sketch for your life and end your magical journey with an innovative perspective on art and creativity brought to life!

Tickets: $38

FRI's at 8:00p, 9:00p
SAT's at 2:00p, 3:00p, 7:00p, 8:00p, 9:00p
SUN's at 1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p

Thru Sept 22!!

Purchase tickets here: https://figmago.com/tickets

(Please note: There is a difference between Figmago and Figmago ALIVE.  Figmago is more of a hands-on in the artists studio.  Figmago ALIVE is in collaboration with Brian Sanders' JUNK where you will see us perform in collaboration with Meg Saligman Studio.)

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10:00 AM10:00


Looking for performers with strong dance, aerial and/or acrobatic technique.

Paid rehearsals/performances.

March 10 (SAT), 2018
10:00A (registration begins at 9:00A).

March 11 (SUN), 2018

2040 Christian Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

- Please bring headshot, full body shot, and resume.
- No warm-up will be given.  (Studio will open at 9:00A for warm-up).
- Must be a US resident.
- Must be 18 or older.

April 2 - May 3rd, 2018
Monday thru Friday 9:00A-3:00P

May 6 -14, 17-19, 24-26, 31 - June 2, 2018

*Be prepared to demonstrate any special skills, i.e: pointe, pole work, juggling, poi, flagging, rhythmic gymnastics and the like. Please bring sneakers.

E-mail Laura@briansandersjunk.com for questions

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7:00 PM19:00


Brian Sanders’ JUNK in conjunction withThe Spring Garden Social Club presents:

Hard Coeur

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Join us for our 8TH ANNUAL fundraising extravaganza, bigger, better and harder. SNOWBALL ensures that JUNK can continue to produce our boundary-breaking work. This premier, chic, over-the-top, no-holds-barred evening features performances by JUNK along with special guests, DJ and dancing, specially designed photo booth, raffles, awards for Best Creative Attire and Best Creative Accoutrement and, much, much more. Celebrate the arts, Hard Coeur style!

Zee Bar

100 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

7:00pm VIP
8:00pm General Admission
Ticket prices:

$150/person or $250/couple; includes VIP Early Admission, VIP lounge, eatables, exclusive performance and open bar* from 7-10pm.
$45/person General Admission; includes one drink ticket*
$25/person Student Admission (ID required at the door)
21 and over, please.
*selections and limitations apply.
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7:35 PM19:35

APAP 2018 - Philly Showcase

Six Philadelphia-based companies unite to represent a glimpse of the flourishing art happening in our city of brotherly love. 

Join JUNK in New York City for a preview of select works from URBAN SCUBA.

Friday January 12, 2018
7:35-7:55 PM
City Center, Studio 4
(130 West 56th Street btw 6th & 7th Avenues)

URBAN SCUBA, aka dumpster-diving, is off-the-wall choreography, different, daring and dangerous. URBAN SCUBA marries traditional dance with dare-devil physical theater. Audiences love these unique, engaging and wonderfully surprising performances,
full of vitality and hip, cutting-edge fun.

RSVP - Laura@briansandersjunk.com

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to Dec 23

Urban Scuba: Adult Swim



THE URBAN SCUBA SERIES URBAN SCUBA, aka dumpster-diving, is off-the-wall choreography, different, daring and dangerous. Bringing new life to our city’s best debris, URBAN SCUBA marries traditional dance with dare-devil physical theater: high art for the lowbrow and vice versa - performances that are unique, engaging and wonderfully surprising, full of vitality and hip, cutting-edge fun.

ADULT SWIM 2017 The wild and sexy imagination of Artistic Director Brian Sanders brings you an unforgettable evening. URBAN SCUBA: ADULT SWIM features new and updated erotic, edgy, and evocative work from more than twenty years of unique dance theater. ADULT SWIM includes the best of JUNK’s sensual aerial dance performances, and the premiere of “Crushed Nuts,” Sanders’ titillating tribute to everyone’s favorite holiday score, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. There are also hits from our Snowball events of the past, and much more. This pleasure/treasure dive is not to be missed!

Tickets and Performances

URBAN SCUBA: ADULT SWIM will be performed at JUNK, 2040 Christian Street. Regular performances are $35; late shows (9:30 pm) are $25. The December 16th performance includes AfterGlow, where patrons can mix and mingle with the cast with a bit of food and drink, for a ticket price of $50. Tickets and further information available at www.briansandersjunk.com. Tickets are also available at the door.


December 13 - 8:00 pm

December 14 - 8:00 pm

December 15 - 7:00 pm, late show 9:30 pm

December 16 - 7:00 pm, AfterGlow to follow

December 17 - 7:00 pm

December 18 - 8:00 pm

December 20 - 8:00 pm

December 21 - 8:00 pm

December 22 - 7:00 pm, late show 9:30 pm

December 23 - 7:00 pm, late show 9:30 pm

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9:00 PM21:00

Sneak Peak at BOO!

Get a sneak peak of Urban Scuba: Adult Swim

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania presents:

BOO! IV, Wretched Excess @BAHDEEBAHDU

Friday, October 27, 2017
Complimentary beer, signature cocktails, light fare, wild dancing. Costume contest. (Less is more) Performances by Brian Sanders’ JUNK. Music by DJ Sharyn Stone.


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