Harvest Moon

September 18-26, 2021

Harvest Moon is an evening-length, virtual, new music and dance collaboration premiering in conjunction with the astronomical calendar’s Harvest Moon. Dancers and musicians employed the serendipitous and unpredictable nature of the internet to engage Zoom as a compositional and choreographic tool. Harvest Moon reflects on lunar cycles, cultural anthropology, the spiritual philosophy that human bodies are microcosms of the universe, and the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will be live-streamed over YouTube with audience engagement opportunities through Zoom after each performance. Dr. Phillip Tietbohl will lead an interactive Group Poem Creation after three performances; Dr. Nathan Thomas will moderate a more-traditional artist/audience talk back after three performances. Dance performance by Sarena Kabakoff, Kalila Kingsford Smith, and Jessica C. Warchal-King. Music by Jill Haley and Paul Fejko. The Reading Musical Foundation supported Jill Haley’s work in Harvest Moon.

Tickets: Sliding Scale – please click here.  No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please email jessica@jcwkdancelab.org for more information


  • Direction: Jessica C. Warchal-King
  • Dance Performance and Collaboration: Sarena Kabakoff, Kalila Kingsford Smith, Jessica C. Warchal-King
  • Music Composition and Performance: Jill Haley, Paul Fejko
  • Post-film Group Poetry Creation: Dr. Phillip Tietbohl
  • Post-film Talk-Back Moderation: Dr. Nathan Thomas
About the Philadelphia Fringe Festival
The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is a 4-week long, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny of Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works produced by hundreds of independent artists. 2021 marks the 25th annual Fringe Festival, which runs September 9—October 3. For more information, visit http://FringeArts.com/2021FringeFestival