Annie Wilson has proven to be among the freshest, funniest, and fearless choreographers in Philadelphia. She talks to John Rosenberg.View More Getting to Know Annie Wilson
A beautiful spectacle, full of humor, sadness, joy and handstandsView More LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 2017 Fringe review
Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobaticsView More LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre): 2017 Fringe review
Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.View More Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)
The boundaries are always open.View More AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (Annie Wilson): What’s left behind
Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.View More Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)
“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”View More Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD
Brooklyn’s CATCH is a showcase for experimental artists in all genres—The Ed Sullivan Show on acid.View More CATCH TAKES BOK (Catch and Thirdbird): 2016 Fringe review 59
All Mary Tuomanen wants to do is tell us a story about Jean Seberg, but things keep coming up.View More HELLO! SADNESS! (Kimmel): Just a glimpse of the divine
Nine point five hours, five pieces of theater, ten bicyclists, and no great plan on how we’re gonna eat: that was the format for day two of PHINDIE’S OFFICIAL FRINGE BIKE TOUR.View More The Fringe in nine and a half hours: the Phindie Fringe Bike Tour Diaries (part two)
The topic of Annie Wilson’s LOVERTITS is the female body. But the bodies are at turns irreverent, nonchalant, non-sexualized.View More LOVERTITS (Annie Wilson): 2014 Fringe review 86
Unlike other awards that have a panel of judges or votes by the public, each 2013 recipient has the honor of bestowing a 2014 Rocky to an individual they feel represents the best of Philadelphia dance in the previous season.View More 2014 Rocky Awards – Winners!
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME . . . A MUTE PLAY captures the narrative, message, emotion, and beauty of its literary source without speaking a wordView More THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME . . . A MUTE PLAY (The Renegade Company): 2014 Fringe Review 35
Dance writer Merilyn Jackson gives her picks for the 2014 Fringe Festival, with the page numbers from the Fringe Guide for helpful reference.View More Merilyn Jackson’s 9 Fringe Dance Picks
Wanna experience the best of Fringe, but don’t know how? Overwhelmed by the offerings of the Guide? Fearful to take your first taste of Philly’s oldest and largest performance festival and somehow get it wrong? Or else just don’t want to do it alone?
Join Phindie for a one-day Fringe immersion, led by Julius Ferraro—Phindie.com theater editor, journalist, playwright, performer, and veteran fringehopper.View More PHINDIE’S OFFICIAL FRINGE BIKE TOUR: Experience Fringe in a way never before possible
Playwright Douglas Williams collaborated on a stand-out Fringe hit of 2013, Holly’s Dead Soldiers Doug shared five picks the 2014 Fest.View More Doug Williams’s 5 Fringe Picks: Festival fave reveals his not-to-miss shows
With WE ARE BANDITS, director Rebecca Wright and Applied Mechanics are working against a brutal opponent: American cynicism.
They’ve turned the third-floor space of Asian Arts Initiative into what looks like a sprawling, minimalist installation piece. Tables, chairs, and little else delineate various spaces throughout the basketball-court-sized venue, including a city square, the apartments of various characters, a rooftop, and a church.View More WE ARE BANDITS (Applied Mechanics): People like us don’t meet
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Together with collaborator Nick Gillette, Ben Grinberg founded Almanac Dance Circus Theatre to offer production of his unique brand of acrobatic theater. Almanac’s inaugural show, Communitas, launches this May 22-24 at Christ Church Neighborhood House. Phindie asked Ben a few questions about the show and his new company.View More Communitas Organizer: Interview with Ben Grinberg about his dance circus theater
What happens when you combine Philadelphia choreographers with dance makers from across the country, give them less than 10 hours to remix and recreate each other’s works, and ask them to show their creations? We’re about to find out.
The Remix Festival, curated by Annie Wilson and Susan Rethorst, is inspired by Susan’s choreographic technique of wrecking—basically radically taking apart a finished work and reconstituting into a new form—and The Wrecking Project.View More REMIX FESTIVAL: DANCE REIMAGINED