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      CANCELED: Blunt Movements – Rising Down in Philadelphia


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      June 13, 2020

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      8855 Germantown Avenue
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

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      CANCELED: Blunt Movements – Rising Down

      We regret that, due to restrictions placed on gathering, we are unable to offer The Month of Moderns 2020. Be well. Be in touch.Stop back in late June for more informationon Season 2020-2021. Saturday, June 13 @ 7PMThe Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia pre-concert talk with Donald and Daniel @ 6pm in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel a world premiere from Daniel Felsenfeld on texts of Edward Gibbon, Susan Sontag, Thomas Paine, Saul Alinsky, James Baldwin, Cleve Jones, William T. Vollman, and Christopher Hitchens with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Blunt Movements: Rising Down is a new kind of mass: it takes the vivid text of Edward Gibbon’s epoch-making (and epoch-explaining) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as the “Ordinary” of this unconventional setting. To this, Daniel Felsenfeld adds tropes: texts of radical 20th- and 21st-century thinkers — from the early rationalism of Thomas Paine, through the queer activism of Cleve Jones and James Baldwin, to the riotous skepticism of Christopher Hitchens. “A people who still remembered that their ancestors had been the masters of the world would have applauded, with conscious pride, the representation of ancient freedom, if they had not long since been accustomed to prefer the solid assurance of bread to the unsubstantial visions of liberty and greatness.” – Edward Gibbon General - $35.00 Senior - $25.00 Student - $20.00

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