EXILE 2588 IS AN ACROBATIC ADAPTATION OF THE STORY OF IO SET 500 YEARS IN THE FUTURE.
The hit of the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Smashing together the genre of space epic with the sweet strains of American folk music, Almanac’s physical vocabulary swells to include break dance, static trapeze, and ever more innovative ensemble acrobatics, asking timeless questions about mortality and how much control we have over our bodies. Almanac’s signature style of physical storytelling, dance, and circus is accompanied by an original song cycle by Chickabiddy (Aaron Cromie and Emily Schuman). The piece is outside eyed by Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Dan Rothenberg.
“For its originality alone, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s “Exile 2588” excels.” - Howie Shapiro, NewsWorks, WHYY
“…bold, original science fiction.” - Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review
“If Greek myth viewed Io as a victim, Exile 2588 renders her a feminist warrior.” - Jonathan Stein, thINKingDANCE
“Best of the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe” - Deb Miller, DC Metro Theatre Arts