- a live music and dance improvisation community event.

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Saturday, August 16th at 8pm
at Mascher Space Cooperative
$10-20 sliding scale

HOURGLASS arrives in Philly for a community participation event encouraging movement improvisation through an hour-length arc of live music and video! As Robin Cox composes the sound environment, Stephanie Nugent guides participants with approaches to experiencing the sound with impetus for physical movement. Framing the room are multiple video projections by visual artist Lianne Arnold to shape and reshape the space, completing a 360 degree encapsulation of creative inspiration. EVERYONE is welcome to join in or simply listen and watch!

Robin Cox (IUPUI, CalArts, CSULB, Lester Horton Awards) -violin. Stephanie Nugent (IUPUI, CalArts, Nugent Dance) -movement and improv facilitator. Jennifer Devore -cello.  Video by Lianne Arnold. www.hourglass-music.com

Mascher is a 2014 Bartol Grant Recipient

We’re happy to announce that Mascher is a 2014 recipient of the Bartol Foundation Grant! Thanks to Community Engagement Coordinator Christina Gesualdi for all her efforts in making this happen.

With help from the Bartol Foundation Mascher can continue our outreach program, pairing up with Kat Richter and The Lady Hoofers and Moffet Elementary School to offer a long-term tap immersion for 60 fifth grade students from the neighboring school.

This past fall, the students received free tap shoes thanks to Access to the Arts and free weekly tap lessons at Mascher for three months. We plan on bringing more tap classes to Moffet kids through the coming school year, and we look forward to an informal sharing and showing in the spring, where we can bring together students’ tap and tap composition with Mascher Artists in Residence.

Stay tuned for future updates and to learn how to get involved! For now, read up about the amazing educators – Kat Richter and The Lady Hoofers – and find out more about Moffet Elementary School and its mission. You can also see Bartol’s awesome mission here and check out the other 2014 grantees, many of which are also located and/or provide arts education in Kensington.

June News from Mascher Cooperators

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10317783_10203565625802753_3260276998479296658_oPicture of H-O-T Series with Loren Groenendaal. The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia is a monthly series curated by dance artist Loren Groenendaal and experimental percussionist flandrew fleisenberg that features improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performance from local and touring artists.

Mascher Space Open House

March 29th, 2 – 5 PM

>> RSVP and find more info on facebook

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- Drop by to see our versatile space; it is all spruced up and spring cleaned.
- Chill with the Artists in Residence of Mascher over snacks!
- Chat with members of our geographic community and Philly’s art community.
- Bring cards to promote your own spring or summer shows.
- Maybe meet your next sound designer, choreographer, or soulmate (no pressure…)

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS will be entered into a drawing for 3 FREE HOURS of Rehearsal Space, AND we are offering an EARLY BIRD Fringe rental discount… come by to find out the details.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you to our Indiegogo supporters!

We raised $3,000 with the help of 56 fabulous funders. Thank you to everyone who participated!  The idea of crowd-source funding is completely in line with our values of collective support as an artist coop – we go far when everyone pitches in a little!

Make a holiday gift to Mascher Space Cooperative!

check out the indiegogo here

We are the only cooperatively-managed performing arts residency program in Philadelphia. Mascher primarily thrives on the member dues of its Artists-in-Residence (AIRs), and their volunteer hours. Our expenses have increased while our member dues have stayed low, and now we need you- our audience, community, and partners to support our continued financial stability.

This past year, we’ve supported 24 artists and companies. We’ve presented some amazing programs, and made some great improvements to the space. We want to continue the work we are doing!