FringeArts

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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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JEAN & TERRY (FringeArts): A mystery of the heart

What exactly is the relationship between Jean and Terry?

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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: 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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LE CARGO (Faustin Linyekula) 2016 Fringe review 89

“I am simply here to dance,” says Faustin Linyekula.

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FOUR MINUTE BOOTH (Gatto + Hirano): 2016 Fringe review 75

Four minutes of prolonged eye contact can incur a boost of oxytocin, a chemical that decreases stress and instills positive emotions.

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PANDÆMONIUM (Nichole Canuso Dance Company): 2016 Fringe review 42.2

An exploration of divorce and disconnection in the California desert.

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PANDÆMONIUM (Nichole Canuso Dance Company / Early Morning Opera): 2016 Fringe review 42.1

A testament to what Fringe can do: defy genre, defy theme, defy medium, and somehow still manage to be cohesive and emotionally haunting

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CITIZEN (Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group): 2016 Fringe review 30

Wilson and his dancers beautifully articulate humankind’s desire to belong.

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A Little Bird Who Fucks Everything Up: Interview with Haygen Brice Walker, the new enfant terrible of Philadelphia

Henrik Eger talks to Fringe playwright Haygen Brice Walker of BIRDIE’S PIT STOP (AND THE TRIBE OF QUEERS WHO FUCKED EVERYTHING UP).

Jenna Horton gets truthy in THE SINCERITY PROJECT. Photo by Jen Cleary.

THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation): 2016 Fringe review 19.2

THE SINCERITY PROJECT treats sincerity like a destination as intangible as a hyperobject is immeasurable—a destination to approach but never arrive at.

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THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation): 2016 Fringe review 19.1

Uproariously funny, liberatingly bare-assed, and gut-wrenchingly real

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Belonging and not wanting to: FringeArts interview with Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson spoke with FringeArts about finding inspiration for CITIZEN in the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, his family history, and his travels as well as the evolution of the piece.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dance at the 2016 Fringe Festival

Dance takes center stage this year at the 20th Fringe Festival with 6 curated performances and over 27 Independent Fringe Fringe shows.

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TOMMY AND ME (Theatre Exile): There am I in the midst of them

TOMMY AND ME does a lot to make itself likable. Didinger’s love for McDonald is evident and provides a herculean effort towards making the play work. It’s incredibly tempting to allow yourself to be swept away in a sea of sincerity.

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Putting the Vulnerable Thing Out There: An interview with Chelsea & Magda

Female friendships, aggression, integrity, Lisa Frank, light-up sneakers, and more.

Photo by Johanna Austin.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME (FringeArts/ Lightning Rod Special): The safe word is “Sojourner”

The most talked-about play from the 2015 Fringe is revived in an equally stellar production at FringeArts.

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We don’t study history, we just keep reenacting it: a conversation with Jenn Kidwell

Jenn Kidwell talks history and roleplaying ahead of the relaunch of UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts.

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Rapid Oscillations Between the Sacred and the Profane: An interview with Bhob Rainey

We caught up with Bhob Rainey to learn more about his background and his work on O Monsters First Draft.

Photos by Dudu Quintanilha.

MANERIES (FringeArts): Solo dancer Florencia Vecino delivers a powerhouse performance

In a tightly focused and intense performance, Vecino executed a collection of gestures, poses, and movements mixed up “live, like a DJ”.