Come join us for a dance performance titled “Deshong’s Chester: Left Behind”, inspired in part, by the Alfred O. Deshong collection that is currently on display in the Widener University Art Gallery on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Jessica C. Warchal-King is an adjunct instructor of dance at Widener University and is a Philadelphia-based performer, choreographer, educator and arts advocate. Jessica facilitated the Boundaries and Bridges Dance and Creative Placemaking workshop in June of 2016.

In Jessica’s research on the Alfred O. Deshong collection, she began asking the question, “What’s been left behind of Deshong’s Chester?” The Chester of the past seemed full of life and energy – as is the Chester of the present as she learned through Widener and the Boundaries and Bridges project, although in a very different way. Jessica has been investigating more of the history of Chester and the transition from Deshong’s time to the present.

Through Jessica’s investigations, she has discovered the resilience of individuals and communities; she has been impressed with the enthusiasm for re-building Chester through the arts.

This performance will feature dancers who attended the Dance and Creative Placemaking Workshop along with dancers from the Philadelphia area.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Performance begins at 7:30pm

Location: Widener University Art Gallery
[Located in the University Center on 14th street between Walnut and Melrose]