These performances took place September 5 – December 8, 2012.

Nichole Canuso Dance Company – Fall 2012


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Nichole Canuso Dance Company has been commissioned by the APS Museum to create a series of performances, titled Return Return Departure, in the fall of 2012 in conjunction with the exhibition TEMPUS FUGIT: Time Flies. Please scroll down for dates, times, and ticket information.


Just before sunset, two dancers meet in the garden and a duet unfolds. Both dancers wield video cameras, filming their individual experiences from the inside of the dance, resulting in two distinct versions of the event. After each live performance, the resulting videos are posted in the gallery, side by side, accumulating new material with each new performance. The evolving videos reflect changes in the weather (wind, rain, budding trees, falling leaves), document the new bodies of the audience, and represent the energetic shifts of the dancers who embody the passing of time. The audience will witness both the live unfolding of the dance in the garden and the resulting videos displayed in the gallery.

This dance meditates on the human desire to map, track and record our existence, to reflect on the past, understand the present, and pass something on to future generations. Canuso performs alongside dancer John Luna.

Dates and Times – Philly Fringe Performances
Wed. 9/5, 6:30pm (preview)
Fri. 9/7, 6:30pm (opening)
Wed. 9/19, 6pm
Fri. 9/21, 6pm
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Post-Fringe Performances
Fri. Oct. 5, 5:30pm
Sat. Oct. 20, 5pm
Sat. Nov. 17, 3:30pm
Sat Dec. 8, 3:30pm (includes reception & artist discussion)
Rain Dates: Sun. Nov. 18, 3:30pm and Sun. Dec 9, 3:30pm
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Running time
40 minutes

Seat Capacity
40 people

Ticket price
$12, $20 for Dec. 8 final performance with reception and artist discussion

Live performances:
APS Jefferson Garden and APS Museum
American Philosophical Society
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Video installation (ongoing):
APS Museum
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us for the final performance on December 8, which will include:

• A post-performance reception (Food! Wine! Spiked Hot Cider!)
• Discussion with choreographer/dancer Nichole Canuso, dancer John Luna,
and composer Michael Kiley.

About Nichole Canuso Dance Company
NCDC creates virtuosic and engaging dance-based works that explore the complexity of human experience. Choreographer Nichole Canuso blends full-bodied dance technique and idiosyncratic gesture to make dance that examines the role of the audience, providing windows for the viewer to engage intimately and directly with the work. Recent Live Arts/Fringe productions include TAKES (2010) and Wandering Alice (2008).


Return Return Departure

As the Eyes of the Seahorse, by The Mural and the Mint

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Photos © Jacques-Jean Tiziou