Fall Fringe Series:

skeinofheart

September 5-21, 2019

Venture through this multi-sensory, diabolical indoor maze designed for the 70s rocker-at-heart. Part maze, part performance, part musical homage; in this polarizing world where right is wrong and good is bad, enter the labyrinth to discover the beautiful monster that lies within. Created from decaying hearts and the unsolvable mystery of love, be warned, those who venture through the maze inevitably leave a piece of their heart within its metal walls, twisting and turning and pulsating to the beat of a cryptic hard-rock love ballad.

Please note, this is a physical adventure and guests must be able to walk about the space and climb stairs. Unfortunately, our venue is not wheelchair accessible. This experience includes heavy use of music, strobe lighting, fog, and may not be suitable for all visitors.

Post Labyrinth:

Skein of Heart marks the 20th anniversary of JUNK’s first Fringe performance. Following the maze guests are invited to “Fringe: 20 Years Later” a talkback with artist Brian Sanders, during which we will announce some exciting new projects at JUNK! Additionally, some guests may choose to take part in beta-testing for an Escape Room (50 mins) or a VR Experience (10-15 mins).


Skein of Heart runs approximately 35 minutes with an additional (and optional) post show adventure ranging from 15 - 50 minutes. Click here for ticket prices and showtimes.

Boldly erotic, seductively exuberant... Brian Sanders’ JUNK, brings all the physicality, psychology, and emotional intensity inherent in the title, and in the company’s spectacular signature style.”
— Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

Since 1999, JUNK has been presenting groundbreaking new works as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The site-specific productions are provocative and physically intense performance experiences, that take place in unpredictable, and uncommon venues, striving to opening our minds to new perspectives. This upcoming 2019 fall performance will mark JUNK’s 20th year participating in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Performers:

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Briannon holstein

Briannon has always been a movement enthusiast. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she was motivated and fueled to learn more. She moved to Philadelphia in 2017 to continue her process of personal development and community engagement through dance as a freelance artist. Briannon has performed with the Philadelphia Art Museum, Group Motion, Meg Saligman Studio, and is thrilled to be working her second year with Junk.

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Katie cohen

Katie Cohen is a professional dancer from Worcester, MA. Katie graduated with a BFA in Dance in 2016 from the University of The Arts here in Philly. Katie had the privilege of working with many talented artists such as Roni Koresh, Tommie Waheed, Kim Bailey-Bears, Curt Haworth and many more. Since graduation Katie traveled to Cape Cod where she went through a 200 hour training to obtain her yoga certification with Yoga Alliance. Katie is currently based in Philadelphia where she teaches dance fitness classes in Chestnut Hill and Fishtown, as well as various dance studios throughout the area. Over the past year Katie has been honored to be rehearsing with both Junk and ArcheDream for HumanKind!

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Thomas Welsh-Huggins

Thomas is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed for Roseanne Spradlin, Liz Gerring Dance Company, Barkin-Selissen project and now Brian Sanders' Junk. Most recently, he has begun work on There Is A Place, a myth of his own devising focusing on Climate Change, Legends and Activism. He hopes you've had a good day!