I hope you are haunted, but leave a little love

Choreographed and Directed by Melisa Clark

Friday May 9th @ 8:00pm
Conwell Theater
1801 N. Broad Street (Corner of Montgomery Street), 5th Floor
Temple University

This performance is showcased along with other Temple University MFA candidates in Endings, an evening of new works.

Falling Upright
Created and Performed by Melisa Clark (PIMA Group)

This short dance film and live performance will be a part of Temple University’s Spring 2014 Student Dance Concert with work shown by select student choreographers.

Friday April 11th @ 7:30pm
Saturday April 12th @ 2:30 & 7:30pm

Conwell Dance Theater
(Located on the 5th floor of Conwell Hall)
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

$20 general admission
$15 students and senior citizens
$10 Temple employees and patrons with Dance USA/ Philadelphia Dance Pass
$5 students with Temple OWLcard

The Veil is Thin
Upcoming Performance by Melisa Putz Clark

For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun,
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tide
Kahlil Gibran

In this solo performance, a minimalist landscape is transcribed into a poetic journey through birth, death and the intermediate state.

This performance is showcased along with other Temple University MFA canditates in Endings, an evening of new works.

Friday December 13th, 2013 @ 8pm
Conwell Dance Theater
1801 N. Broad Street  (Corner of Montgomery Street), 5th Floor

This performance is first on the program, so please arrive promptly by 8pm.


You are invited to an upcoming performance created and directed by Melisa Putz in collaboration with dancers Christina Gesualdi and Marion Ramirez and musicians Thomas Clark and Marc Zajack with video projections by Melisa Putz.

The Air That is Her Breath
Artistic Direction, Melisa Putz

Sunday April 28th, 2013
Performances @ 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Conwell Theater
Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
(5th floor of Conwell Hall)

Admission is Free

The evening includes two pieces, The Air That is Her Breath performed by Melisa Putz and her baby in womb (seven months pregnant) and hOMe performed by Philadelphia dancers Christina Gesualdi and Marion Ramirez. The audience will travel on a poetic and meditative journey from the birth of a soul into a world of duality and the soul’s eternal search for the key to heaven.

Inspiration is derived from research into reincarnation of the soul and its cycle through the spirit world and rebirth. The teachings of Yogi Bhajan and Swami Muktananda are of particular influence in this performance.

Yogi Bhajan quotes that the soul enters the womb on the 120th day after conception and the mother becomes the vibratory receptor for the baby while in the womb. Through prayer and meditation she has capabilities to work through the soul’s karma as it is not yet attached to this world.

Swami Muktananda tells the story of where God decides to hide the key to heaven so he will not be lonely when man finds the key and leaves this world. If he hides it in the ocean, mountains or on the moon, man will search the ends of the earth and find the key. Instead, he decides to hide the key where man will never look, inside of himself.

Audiences will be invited to sit on the floor in an intimate performance space. Chairs will be available upon request.

For more information visit www.pimagroup.org or contact pima@pimagroup.org.

“PIMA Group so clearly defies categorization – it’s not dance, it’s not theater, it’s not music, and yet it’s all of these things.”

- Dustin Hurt, Bowerbird

“Melisa Putz demonstrated through her new work [Broken Wings] that she is one of the most lyrically expressive dancers on the Philadelphia scene today…”

- Jonathan Stein, Thinking Dance