Junk Dance Company to Perform at Winter Center, 2/1

Junk Dance Company to Perform at Winter Center, 2/1

Compared to well-known, energetic and highly creative dance companies such as Pilobolus, MOMIX and Cirque de Soleil, BrIan Sanders' JUNK Dance Company is taking the dance world by storm. The company comes to Lancaster Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 PM at the Winter Center, 60 Cottage Avenue on the Millersville University campus in Millersville.

Known for its ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater, Sanders' choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as "Philly's most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater" and declare Sanders as "the city's most exciting choreographer."

Sanders built his signature style by creating inventive, off-the-wall choreography with discarded debris giving way to the troupe's name, JUNK. "I like to find the dance inside these pieces of junk; something unique and unexpected that gives us a new and inspiring look on life," says Sanders.

The troupe's shows are an exhilarating feast of exciting physicality and creativity, elegantly served up with beauty and wit. Dance Magazine cites Sanders' work as "technically flawless, with thrilling comic dance turns."

While working on his solo projects, Sanders was performing both nationally and internationally with MOMIX and working as an assistant choreographer to Moses Pendleton, the Artistic Director of MOMIX. Several of the choreographic projects Sanders was involved with continue to be performed by MOMIX worldwide, including four independent works which premiered and were met with critical acclaim in NYC at the Knitting Factory, The Joyce Theater, Context, and the Yard at Martha's Vineyard.

There is convenient and FREE parking near the Center.

In addition to Millersville University, the Dance Series of Millersville Arts is sponsored by Rodgers & Associates, Ann B. Barshinger, Mary S. Burton & Laurent Horne, Fine Living Lancaster Magazine, Hagelgans & Veronis, Dr. Mary Kearns & Dr. Jon Walker, and Peggy Neff.

Tickets: Adults $20 | Seniors $17 | Students $5. Reserve Tickets by phone at 717.872.3811 or 717.871.2308, online at, or in person at Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, downtown Lancaster or the SMC building on MU campus. The Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are also go on sale at the Winter Center at 6:30 PM, Saturday, Feb. 1.

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by Barnett Serchuk