Thanks to Christina Castro-Tauser, coordinator Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble for inviting me to collaborate with her on this project Art Along the 23, this summer.
This project was sponsored by the Knight Foundation and offered Christina the opportunity to create a multidiscipline events about one of Philadelphia’s well known bus routes. The Septa 23, which runs from the southern area of Philadelphia all the way up to the northern section of Chestnut Hill. I used to ride it as a graduate student in the 1990’s and remember it being quite a ride when taking it from Germantown area to Center City. The sound of the bell to stop is unforgettable, “ding ,ding ding went the trolly” as the song goes….
The project featuring art on bus shelters by artists as well as dancers choreographing dance reflecting their own experiences on the 23 trolley /bus route.
Collaboration work with the community at Taller Puertorriqueno event
Look for these images on bus shelters in the north Philadelphia area along with other artists who created art for this project.
For more information, visit: https://www.alongthe23.com/?fbclid=IwAR3SrCVt_1Jj2LZxA29o71C-UphTvnsmAGfkz8zWoA5FD4OUAFf_sfar6CM.