Arcadia University Hosts Philly Fringe Fest’s 'Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder,' Sept. 14 and 15

Glenside, PA –Sept. 11, 2012—Arcadia University will host Band of Artists’ Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder, part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, on Sept. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. at Arcadia University’s MainStage Theater located in the Spruance Fine Arts Center, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at, by phone at 215-413-1318 and at the door.

Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder is inspired by Band of Artists founder Sutie Madison’s own physical tics and twitches. In it, she takes her dancers through the paces of an obsessive-compulsive mindset. The dance performance is packaged with a musical performance by a composer with TS, a hip-hop dance troupe who compare Tourette Syndrome twitches with break-dancing moves, and a presentation by a neurologist who will explain away some common misperceptions about Tourette’s.

The event is sponsored by the Arcadia University Departments of Physical Therapy and Theater Arts, the Offices of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Institutional Diversity and Student Affairs, Disability Support Services and the Learning Resource Network.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (