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Lucinda Childs, Elevator Repair Service, Stew et al. Set for 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival logo
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The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival has announced its 2010 line-up. The festival will showcase 18 cutting-edge programs featuring over 35 original dance, theater, and music works, to play multiple venues, September 3-18.

Tony Award winner Stew and his band The Negro Problem will perform pieces from Passing Strange and previews of Stew's upcoming new work, Brooklyn Suite. New York-based theater troupe Elevator Repair Service will present the U.S. premiere of a theatrical version of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Choreographer Lucinda Childs will present the Philadelphia premiere of her rarely performed 1979 piece Dance, featuring a new company of dancers seamlessly interacting with Sol LeWitt's film of the original cast and backed by a score by Philip Glass.

Other highlights will include the world premiere of Pig Iron Theatre Company's Cankerblossom; Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Romeo and Juliet; Conor Lovett starring in Samuel Beckett's First Love; the world premiere of Charlotte Ford's Chicken; Thaddeus Phillips' one-man tour-de-force ¡El Conquistador!; China's pre-eminent experimental theater artist Danny Yung; the U.S. premiere of Cédric Andrieux by French choreographer Jérôme Bel; The Bang on a Can Marathon; and the U.S. premiere of Freedom Club, a collaboration of New York-based Riot Group and Philadelphia's New Paradise Laboratories.

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