Messy’s First Nutcracker!

“Catch Dumpsta Players muse Messapotamia Lefae (who looked stunning at this weekend’s TOY event) in Pages-to-Pirouettes’ ballet-meets-storytelling adaptation of The Nutcracker this Sunday at the Free Library. This is Lefae’s return to dancing since taking a hiatus 2011. She’s playing an Arabian dancer in the piece, under the hand of artistic director Susan Cade. Can’t make this show? There’s another on December 20th at Trinity Center for Urban Life. Just don’t miss this opportunity to catch this magical performer, who is no doubt adding all kinds of sparkle to this production. Sunday, December 14th, 2 p.m., free, Central Branch of the Free Library, 1901 Vine Street.”

Read more: http://www.phillymag.com/…/11-gay-things-philly-week-song…/… (Thanks, Josh Middleton)

BEATIFIC!

BEATIFIC! Word-Babble
Messapotamia is developing a new multimedia work called “Beatific!”  Some of the movement is generated from a set of words related to Michael Pacher’s Altarpiece of the Church Fathers (1483).

Jerome: Lion, Splinter, Embrace, Courage, Serene, Passive, Innocence, Virtue

LionTheFourthofJulyOnYourBackPackofWolves

Splinterpsickereelation

Embraceyourselfbecausethisone’sgonnabeawetone

Courageinaldisavesyoumoneyoneggsupyournose

Teresereneveningwear

Passibilancealottavagina

VirtueandSwallowandSpit

Augustine: Baptism, Limbo, Knowledge, Translation, Televangelist, Black

BaptismalFontoodle-oojaibreathingsrememberedrivencooperativeInNorthernLibertiesLostAlongTheWay

LimboStickItInMyHole

BeyonceKnowlEdgeOfSeventeen

TranslationStationRhythmNativeAmericanSpiritQuest

TelevangelistOfIngredientsetseFly

BlackenedFlounderoftheChurchinArePoisonousAren’tTheyBCDEFG

Gregory: Suffering, Salvation, Penitent, Forgiveness, Underneath, Pit, Shadows

SufferageAgainsttheMachineGunpowderroom

SalvationStationRhythmIsGonnaGetYouANewCar

PenitenticlearlyYou’reASucubus

ForgivenessIsChallengingWhenYouSlaughteredThousandsOfPeopleButForAGoodCauseofDeathUnknown

UnderneathItAllwaysFloatsDownHereWhereTheGrassIsGreener

PitterPatternityTesticle

ShadowPuppetsRUs

Ambrose: Stop, Swarm, Honey, Eloquent, Incorruptible, Confidence, Green, Gold, Wealth, Saints, Babe

StopInTheNameofLoveTheOneYou’reWithOrWithoutYou

It’sSwarmerThanIWantedItToBehindTheFridgeraterThereWasAPieceofGlass

HoneybunsofSteelMagnolias

EloquenttheJetSetterAren’tWeBeJellin

IncorruptibleedingFromTheAnus

ConfidenceRhodeIslandPeopleWhoNeedPeople

GreenSleevesofGrassAssorTaintedLove

GoldFlakeyCrustaceanBrothWithBasilandAnise

WealthankHeavensForAlinumFoil

Saintitsomething

Babelovesurvivalstory