Mar 08, 2013

‘Brian Sanders’ JUNK’ featured at HACC’s Live at Rose Lehrman

HARRISBURG – “Brian Sanders’ JUNK,” with inventive choreography and high-flying acrobatics, will present their unique dance theatre at Live at Rose Lehrman on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

“Brian Sanders’ JUNK” is known for their original use of ‘found’ or discarded objects, hence the troupe’s name. These objects combine with clever inventions and cutting-edge choreography to bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Debra Miller at Stage Magazine said of the troupe, “Sanders’ choreography … extends beyond avant-garde dance and gymnastics to veritable movement engineering. The members of his daredevil troupe perform astonishing feats of aerial acrobatics and extend their bodies in mindboggling contortions while perched en masse on narrow elevated platforms.”

A special feature of the upcoming performance at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center will be the display of found art sculptures by HACC Professor of Art, Robert Troxell, Ph.D. The work to be displayed in the lobby is titled “Rust Never Sleeps” and the work displayed in the gallery is titled “Tea Table.”

Sanders founded JUNK more than 15 years ago, and he has also performed both nationally and internationally with MOMIX, a group known for its dancer-illusionists who present inventive and physically-appealing work. At MOMIX, Sanders worked as an assistant choreographer to renowned Moses Pendleton of Pilobolus fame.

Since Sanders’ success with MOMIX and JUNK, he has gone on to choreograph and perform nationally and internationally for dance, television, theatre and video. In Italy, his work has included choreographing a touring show, “NOGRAVITY,” which was performed as part of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

Show tickets are $38 for adults and $19 for students. To order tickets, call 717-231-ROSE (7673) or go to

 “Brian Sander’s JUNK” is sponsored by the Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation; The Hershey Co.; McCormick Family Foundation; The Foundation for Enhancing Communities – Rose Lehrman Fund; The Franklin H. and Ruth L. Wells Foundation; and the HACC Foundation. Grant support is provided by Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Richmond Foundation administered through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee. Media sponsor for the event is WHTM-TV abc27. Additional support has been provided by Greater Harrisburg Arts Council.