Andrew Simonet

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.*

*Doors open at 5:00 pm -- Speaker begins promptly at 5:30 pmThe formal program will be followed by a cocktail reception

program held at

The Nerman Museum

12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS

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About Our Speaker:

Andrew Simonet is a choreographer and co-director of Philadelphia's Headlong Dance Theater, along with his collaborators Amy Smith and David Brick. Since 1993, Headlong has created collaborative dance theater in Philadelphia, and toured nationally. Recent projects include CELL, a performance journey for one audience member at a time guided by you cell phone, Hotel Pool, a dance theater piece performed in and around a hotel swimming pool, and Hippie Elegy, a duet mourning the decline of hippie values set to music by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Andrew is in charge of fundraising and development for the company, securing grants from funders such as the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, The Creative Capital Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, The Japan Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Headlong's work has been produced by The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), P.S. 122 (NYC), Central Park Summerstage, The Jade Festival (Tokyo), The Kyoto Arts Center, The International Contemporary Dance Conference (Bytom, Poland), The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Headlong's work in the Philadelphia arts community includes hosting Dance Theater Camp, a month of workshops and collaboration for professional artists that is entirely artist-run and free for all participants. In 2005, Andrew founded Artists U, a professional development and planning program for individual performing artists in Philadelphia. Andrew created and ran the Dance Program at the Lawrenceville School, a private high school in New Jersey, from 1995 to 2005. Andrew lives in West Philadelphia with his wife Elizabeth and their sons Jesse Tiger and Nico Wolf.