The third Philadelphia Fringe Festival production to be presented at Old First will be the premier of “Laura’s Dance,” an original work by Camden poet and playwright, Rocky Wilson. The one and only performance will be on Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. at Old First Reformed Church at 4th & Race Streets in the Old City section of Philadelphia.
“Laura’s Dance” features the dynamic artistry of Wilson, a poet-dancer, who lets his body and words sing their own tribute to Laura, who once took her free form dance to a rest stop along the Atlantic City Expressway.
Using poetry, sign language, music and movement, Wilson weaves his own
spiritual journey with that of this young Philadelphia Quaker woman, who, like Isadora Duncan, made the world her dance floor.
The soulful voice of piano player Bill Bloom, an adult member of the Philadelphia Boy’s Choir, is woven throughout “Laura’s Dance.” Joanne Dozer, who has been performing with Wilson for 20 years and who portrayed Isadora Duncan in an earlier Wilson play, will also be part of “Laura’s Dance.” Theresa Maurer, a dancer from Media, Pennsylvania, will make her first appearance in one of Wilson’s
“Laura’s Dance” is the fourth production Wilson has premiered in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. A long time Camden resident, Wilson has been performing his plays in the Delaware Valley for over 20 years.
Tickets for “Laura’s Dance” are $15 and are available from the Fringe Box Office or at the door.