ArcheDream for HUMANKIND Presents Blacklight Dance Vignettes in SUMMER SHORTS

This production, directed by Patricia Dominguez, features Katie Cohen, Grayce Hoffman, Emma Howard, Harlee Trautman and Cotton Candy Circus Arts. The performance will be staged at 543 Industrial Park Drive, a converted retail space in Yeadon, PA.


Kick off the summer season with an experience you won’t soon forget at the ArcheDream dance studio. Enter their blacklit world of wonder as ArcheDream for Humankind presents vignettes underscored by electronic music. Aerial and fan dance performances, puppetry, mask work, and feats of illusion will be featured in numbers that tackle themes like friendship, loss, predator vs. prey, and American workday. This exciting montage of ArcheDream worlds past and present will leave you mesmerized!


This is all ages family event. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. The show runs 45 minutes with no intermission.

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Support for ArcheDream for Humankind made in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.



ArcheDream for HUMANKIND presents: SUMMER SHORTS

DATES: June 8th 2pm, June 8th 4pm

LOCATION: 543 Industrial Park Drive, Yeadon PA

PRICE: $5 – $10





PATRICIA DOMINGUEZ (Director/Performer) joined ArcheDream for Humankind in 2008 and has traveled nationally and internationally with the company performing and teaching workshops. She took the company over in 2015 and has since worked with Alan Bell, the vision and voice of ADHK to continue to develop the Archetypal mask and dance company as we know it. Her background in dance, puppetry and costume design made ADHK a choice company for her to work in. Additionally she performs with local artists in the Philadelphia area such as Shannon Murphy Dance and White Box Theater.


KATIE COHEN (Company member/performer) is a professional dancer from Worcester, MA. Katie graduated with a BFA in Dance in 2016 from the University of The Arts in Philly. Katie had the privilege of working with many talented artists such as Roni Koresh, Tommie Waheed, Kim Bailey-Bears, Curt Haworth and many more. This past year Katie has been teaching Dance Fitness classes at DanceFit Chestnut Hill as well as rehearsing with JUNK Dance Company! Katie is currently based in Philadelphia where she teaches for various studios and creates her own choreographic work. She is honored to have been apart of the ArcheDream for HumanKind family this past year!

GRAYCE HOFFMAN (Company member/performer) is a local performer, puppeteer, and teaching artist. She is a co-founding and performing member of the Paper Doll Ensemble, and was last seen in their world premiere production of THIS IS HOW GIRLS DIE. She is also the Marketing Associate for 11th Hour Theatre Company, Associate Producer for Shakespeare in Clark Park, and teaching artist for Act II Playhouse. Upcoming: “Joelle” in THE MURDER FREE COMEDY SHOW at InterAct Theatre Company.


EMMA HOWARD (Company member/performer) is thrilled to be performing with Archedream! Since graduating from Penn State University in 2015 she has appeared in several theatre and dance productions throughout the Philadelphia area. You can often find her performing with the Fishtown Footers and Without A Cue Productions. Favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Natalie in Next to Normal to name a few. Thanks to Patti and all the Archedream dancers!


HARLEE TRAUTMAN (Company member/performer) is a movement artist and sculptor currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, after time spent in Southern Louisiana where she received her BFA in Sculpture. Since arriving to Philadelphia, Harlee has had the opportunity to work professionally with The Naked Stark, Asya Zlatina & Dancers, Opera Philadelphia, and Archedream for Humankind. Harlee’s most recent creations have been showcased at the Iron Factory(Philadelphia), Tattooed Mom’s(Philadelphia), Grounds for Sculpture(Hamilton, NJ), as well as on display at the Philadelphia International Airport’s D terminal.


ERIN FLANIGAN (Aerial Performer) MA, LPC is a 3rd generation circus performer specializing in aerial arts, but also versed in stilt walking and roller skate dance. She has trained, taught, and performed nationally and internationally. Local to Philadelphia, Erin shares a personal training studio in the Port Richmond area and remains connected by collaborating and performing with other circus and movement artists in the community.



Founded in 2001, ArcheDream for HUMANKIND is an internationally touring blacklight mask and dance theatre company that explores universal ideas and emotions through original performances for audiences of all ages. Merging ancient ritual, magical storytelling, puppetry, mask theater, and music in black light, ADHK’s uniquely tailored performances and educational workshops inspire and enchant audiences of all ages.


This company is the vision and voice of South African artist Alan Bell. Growing up in the age of Apartheid, he resolved to find an art form that would unify the radically divided audience in an ecstasy of wonder. In 1976, Alan fled to Amsterdam where he discovered the power of the tradition of mask theater to convey stories and unifying truths in a dreamlike and mythological way, resonating with the audiences subconscious perceptions and outward expressions. By combining the bold subtleties of mask theater with the medium of black light, Alan has discovered a method to bridge his African roots and inherited European and American culture to create archetypal theatre that transforms by relieving audiences of suppressed feelings that is at the root of our alienation from one another. For more, visit .

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