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ROMEO & JULIET (Media): A Rose of any other name

The lights show a bare stage; the set is two dilapidated buildings with scaffolding. The curtains intermittently change from day to night with a transient light. The place is Verona,…

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Dance in Sketch: DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS (NextMove)

oug Varone and Dancers presented three different dances

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Theater in Sketch: Chris Davis in ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW

The setting is Vietnam and we are just waking up at the voice of Martin Sheen.

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Theater in Sketch: ENTER LAUGHING (Players Club of Swarthmore)

This meta-play within a play is clever and ridiculous.

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Circus in Sketch: Previewing CIRQUE ELOIZE

At a sneak peak of he cast of the circus that is coming to Merriam Theater January 13-14, 2017, Cirque Eloize performed for the kids of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and brought some real laughs and smiles for all.

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Pantomine in Sketch: SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light)

Sleeping Beauty the Musical Panto by Peter Pryor and Samantha Reading expresses an ageless story. It is an artistic exploration into space, time, and sound.

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Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)

Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.

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Theater in Sketch: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)

Sketches of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL from Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.

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Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

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Theater in Sketch: JEAN & TERRY

Philadelphia artist Melissa Krodman and long-time collaborator Kelly Bond enter the mind’s eye for an experimental new play.

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Dance in Sketch: Koresh Artists’ Showcase November Series

Drawing dance is a challenge. It is difficult to capture gesture, for example, because it is always changing. Modern dance provides a new means to an abstracted form of story telling. Each performance left me with a different feeling: bizarre, savage, sweet and tender, sensual, and empowering.

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Dance in Sketch: Jérôme Bel (FringeArts)

Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified.

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Theater in Sketch: MOTHER COURAGE

Some sketches of some Brecht.

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Opera in Sketch: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA students sing a single aria in competition with each other for prizes awarded by a professional panel of judges and by the audience themselves.

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Opera in Sketch: BREAKING THE WAVES

This opera was really something else. An adaptation by Mizzy Mazzolli (music) and Royce Vavrek (libretto) of a movie by Lars von Trier.

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Fringe in Sketch: JULIUS CAESAR. SPARED PARTS

Italian director Romeo Castellucci re-envisions his groundbreaking 1997 production Giulio Cesare as a series of “fragments” rearranged and positioned against each other

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Fringe in Sketch: THE EUMENIDES

THE EUMENIDES was performed amid extraordinary ancient artifacts in the Penn Museum.

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Fringe in Sketch: SILKEN VEILS

In the first drawing you see a little bit of projection worked into the background. The second is an example of the striking shadows that were used to capture the memory of her mother and father. And the third illustration is the emotion and love which flows from Rumi’s poetry.

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Fringe in Sketch: Albert Camus’ THE JUST

I made it to a performance of Albert Camus’ THE JUST from Übungsflugzeug at Panorama in West Philly. [5213 Grays Avenue] September 9-24, 2016; fringearts.com/albert-camus-just. It was a great cast,…

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Fringe in Sketch: FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT

The movement was very inspiring, and the diversity of the show was all encompassing.