Dancefusion has presented and been presented at venues and festivals including the Painted Bride Art Center, DanceBoom!, The Come Together Festival, the Annenberg Center’s By Local program and, for seven consecutive years, at the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. Dancefusion, has been presented in New York City at the 92nd St. Y’s “Fridays at Noon” series and, in 2014, participated in the Mary Anthony Memorial at Judson Memorial Church. In 2016 Dancefusion participated for the first time in two exciting dance festivals outside of Philadelphia: Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and The American Dance Guild Festival in New York City.

Dancefusion has reconstructed an impressive collection of historic modern dances  including Mary Anthony’s “Threnody“ (1956), “The Wind” (1947), “Women of Troy” (1954), “Seascape” (1973), and “Gloria” (1967), Anna Sokolow’s “The Evolution of Ragtime” (1952); “Time +” (1968), “Rooms” (1955) and “Quartertones” (1974), José Limón and Pauline Koner’s duet, “Barren Scepter“ (1960), Limón’s “There is a Time” (1956 excerpt), Limón and Daniel Lewis" Waldstein Sonata (1971, 1st movement), and Pauline Koner’s “Concertino” (1955).

Dancefusion has made four documentary films depicting the reconstruction of historic works by Anna Sokolw, Mary Anthony, Jose Limon and Pauline Koner. One of these documentaries “Age & Passion” chronicled the reconstruction of Anthony’s “Women of Troy”. In was presented in collaboration with Drexel University at a symposium event in 2006.  Dancefusion partnered for a second time with Drexel’s Philadelphia Dance Conference for the Limon Centennial Celebration in 2008 where the company presented the documentary “Blood Red”, a reconstruction of Limon and Koner’s Barren Scepter. Dancefusion hosted two panel discussions on dance preservation and performed Barren Scepter and There Is a Time (excerpt).

Since 1990, Dancefusion has participated in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, a program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Company has traveled to over 100 schools in Greater Philadelphia teaching “Dance as a Tool for Education, including two 20-day residencies at the Palisades Middle School in Quakertown and one at the Samuel Powel Elementary School in Philadelphia which culminated in performances by over 40 school students.

Dancefusion is also the home of the Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center, a training facility for the next generation of dancers, and Dancefusion's junior company, fusion2.

Dancefusion, INC/Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center

3611 Lancaster Avenue • ​Philadelphia, PA 19104

EMAIL - mary@gbyedance.org    

TEL - 215-222-7633​​​

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