We’re getting closer and closer to the March opening of the 2013 edition of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, or PIFA. Although, with this year’s theme of “If I Had A Time Machine,” it makes us think that maybe we’ve already been there. Or maybe we’re there now. Or maybe we’ll never be there. Time travel is very confusing.
Anyway, as the calendar distance between now and PIFA 2013 gets shorter, we come to learn more and more about this year’s festival, and today, a few performers have been announced. According to a press release, “PIFA 2013’s If You Had a Time Machine….now includes the star talents of tap dance sensation and choreographer Savion Glover, jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper and Special Guests, Panamanian global jazz artist Danilo Pérez and Panama 500 Band, Instrumentalist and composer DJ Dan Deacon, Choir of King’s College Cambridge, and more.” That’s right, this year’s PIFA will include the King’s College Choir, globally recognized jazz musicians, tap dance sensations, and the guy who has a song called “Totally Boner Eat Shit.” We can’t wait.
In addition, Chef Walter Staib, of City Tavern and host of A Taste of History, will be celebrating the 270th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743 with “an onstage culinary adventure uncovering the secrets behind the founding fathers and mothers’ favorite foods and parties,” and contemporary dance company Philadanco will be performing their world premiere of a choreographed work by Christopher Huggins that goes all the way back to the Big Bang.
The time travelling festival takes place from March 28 to April 27th, and tickets are available now. Tickets and more information can be found here.