Upcoming Events


June 12 2016, Doors at 4PM
ISOP presents a Free Improv Sunday matinee

Duo: Sandy Gordon & Anastasia Clark
Jim Strong and Daniel Fishkin

Venue: TBA
Cost: $5 - $10 sliding scale

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June 16 - June 19, 2016
ISOP presents curated schedule around Global Underscore 2016

4 days of performance, education, and community programming. Full details coming soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725598200987980

Venue: Various, TBA
Cost: Various, TBA

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July 10 2016, Doors at 7PM
ISOP presents a Free Improv Sunday evening

Wilfrido Terrazas - Flute (Mexico City)
Laser Trio with Connor Baker - Percussion (Brooklyn), Daniel Pencer - Sax (Toronto), and Henry Fraser - Bass (Brooklyn)
More TBA

Venue: Various, TBA
Cost: Various, TBA

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October 9 2016, 11AM - 6PM
ISOP presents a Free Improv in the Streets at the Old City Festival

The Impermanent Society presents a performance program at the Old City Festival on the street outside SUGARCUBE at 124 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Featuring 12 30-minute sets, running every 30 min throughout the Old City Festival, the performance will include Sound and Movement Free Improvisation from a rotating cast of musicians and dancers from across Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. All performances to take place on the street at 124 N. 3rd Street

Venue: Old City Festival at 124 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cost: Free

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Mission Statement

April 2016

The mission of the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia (ISOP), a group of Philadelphia-area arts practitioners and curators, is to support freely improvised live performance that focuses on experimental sound and movement.

We are committed to serving those in our region (and beyond) who value or may benefit from experiencing improvisatory dance and music that embraces interdisciplinary collaboration, playful interaction, rigorous practice, imaginative use of material, and innovative composition. We are also committed to refining craft; expanding appreciation for and understanding of the art of improvisation; and increasing the awareness of materiality through all sensations.

To this end, ISOP organizes performance and educational programming that develops a dynamic connection between artists and audience members.

About Us

The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia

ISOP is a Philadelphia based organization that is focused on promoting freely improvised live performance that focuses on experimental sound and movement. Launched in 2015, ISOP seeks to produce performance and educational programming.

Impermanent Society members represents a broad expanse of experience in event presentation, performance, education, and related fields.

    Donna Blicharz
    Asimina Chremos
    Leah Fenimore
    Flandrew Fleisenberg
    Loren Groenendaal
    Rob Kopki
    Jim Strong
    Steven Tobin
    Adam Vidiksis


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