2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

Hailed as “impossible to resist,” by the Montreal Gazette, “terrific,” by the New York Times, “enchanting” by the Twin Cities’ Pioneer Press, and “imaginative, intelligent, and strangely mesmerizing” by the San Diego Union Tribune,” Phina Pipia’s performances combine elements of illusion, music, and theater to captivate audiences from the first moment.

Her critically-acclaimed solo show, Ha Ha Da Vinci was developed in residence at the Centrum Foundation for the Arts in Washington State, and was given the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Solo Musical at the Orlando Fringe – the United States’ largest Fringe Arts Festival – by critics at both the Orlando Weekly and Orlando Sentinel, named Best Solo Show at the San Diego International Fringe Festival and Top Pick by PBS San Diego, won the Creative Development Award at Vancouver Fringe, and the Artists’ Pick Award and Golden Lanyard Award at the Minnesota Fringe.

As a professional dancer, Phina worked in New York City with choreographers Julian Barnett and Cori Kresge. She performs as one half of the double sousaphone duo, The Pipia Sisters; toured with the mentalism show, The Psychic Dynasty; and co-directed performance company Generation Goat Rocket, staging original musicals both in the United States and internationally for more than a decade. As a tuba player, Phina is the driving force behind several west coast and touring bands, and her songwriting and solo work seen in her recent album, Outside of the Movies weaves unexpected lyrics and captivating melodies. Her new album, Normal Times interweaves electronic beats, brass melodies, and folk vocals and is scheduled for release in December.

Phina has studied under renowned choreographers Merce Cunningham and Kazuko Hirabayashi, dancers Stephanie Tooman, Megan Williams, and Kevin Wynn, vocal instructors Thomas Goodheart and Anneliese Von Goerken, magician Joey Pipia, tubist Bill Park, and physical theater professional, Avner Eisenberg.

Show Dates

April 3, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Broadway Performance Hall (Ticket info)
April 4, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Broadway Performance Hall (Ticket info)