ABOUT THE COMPANY
ABOUT THE COMPANY

Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” and declare Sanders as “the city’s most exciting choreographer.”

 

 

Brian built his signature style by creating inventive, off-the-wall choreography with found objects and other discarded debris giving way to the troupe’s name, JUNK. “I like to find the dance inside these pieces of junk; something unique and unexpected that gives us [the audience] a new and inspiring look on life,” says Sanders. The troupe’s shows are an exhilarating feast of exciting physicality and creativity, elegantly served up with beauty and wit. Dance Magazine cites Sanders' work as “accessible, technically flawless, and thrilling comic dance turns.”

JUNK's mission as a dance-theater company is to inspire with creativity. The company strives to produce work that is both artistic and accessible while maintaining a ceaseless desire to try new things. Through original productions and community outreach JUNK seeks to serve as a catalyst for generating fresh ideas and to encourage us to see the world in a new and vital way.

One of the company’s main objectives is to make dance more accessible to a younger audience. JUNK does this through outreach and the performance of its children’s theater show; inspiring young audiences throughout the city with its unique creativity and artistry.

Junk maintains its home season in Philadelphia, PA as a headliner for the Live Arts Festival where the company’s inventive performances have sold out year after year.