FringeArts

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Good Maneries: interview with choreographer Luis Garay

Colombian choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries, performed by (and created for) the fiercely captivating dancer Florencia Vecino, to FringeArts April 14-16, 2016

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SHOW NO SHOW (Gabrielle Revlock & Aleksandr Frolov): Moving relationships

A smart, funny dance piece tracking a relationship, or relationships, through a series of well-expressed interactions

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

The choreographer talks about SHOW NO SHOW, a lively and intimate portrait of two people getting to know each other for the first time.

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BRONX GOTHIC (Okwui Okpokwasili): Are you awake?

We follow a journey of sex, friendship, beauty, blackness, and love for two young girls in the Bronx.

Photo by Maria Baranova

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Fringe): Preteens tell a story of universal significance

“This is my house,” she says. She raises the other arm about 45 degrees. “This is that game with the sticks.” The arms stay in the air as she continues.

Raphael Xavier. Photo by David McDuffie.

Raphael Xavier explains it all in one form or another

“In stand-up when you are in front of that audience, all your senses are completely heightened, you hear and see everything that is going on in the audience…” Xavier says with a laugh “then it’s all nerve.”

Photo by María Paz González

ESCUELA (Guillermo Calderón/ FringeArts): You say you want a revolution

A narrowly focused, transportative work about a cell of Marxist revolutionaries, like entering a fading kodachrome snapshot.

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GOD BLESS BASEBALL (FringeArts/Toshiki Okada): Explaining the rules of the game

Toshiki Okada’s new play is an allegorically complex performance about baseball that isn’t about baseball.

Megan Flynn Dance Company. Photo by Bill Hebert.

Fringe in the Market with Megan Flynn Dance Company

Fringe in The Market is a twice a month curated series aimed at introducing the general public to some of Philadelphia’s most innovative, interesting, and engaging performers.

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Bearded Magda and Boy Heroes at the First Scratch Night of 2016

A look at the first Scratch Night of 2016 at FringeArts.

Akeem Davis, Amanda Jensen, Rachel Brodeur, Laurel Grace Hostak and Javier Mojica. Photo by Christopher M. Colucci

Santa Colucci and His Merry Philadelphia Theater Elves: Behind the scenes of a holiday video

Interview with Christopher Colucci about the making of a holiday

Pictured: Jaime Maseda and Mark McCloughan, Photo by Dan Comly, courtesy of FringeArts

ABBOT ADAM: NONE (No Face/ FringeArts): What does it all mean?

The second part of No Face Performance Group’s ABBOT ADAM series begins with the faintly absurd and moves to the thoroughly absurd.

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AGE & BEAUTY, parts 1 & 2 (Miguel Gutierrez/ FringeArts): Choreographing the harsh realities of being a working artist

This three-part series by Miguel Gutierrez explores the difficulties of the performer’s life and career.

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PARTITA 2 (Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker/FringeArts):

Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker and Boris Charmatz create a powerful structure, physically mapping time and space.

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CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO (CENTRALA / Fringearts): A story of a revolutionary musician

A polish director and a polish actor project a new image of the composer by playing his two piano concertos with an orchestra and an actor playing the piano part.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph at a student meet and greet for Opera Philadelphia’s We Shall Not Be Moved (Photo credit: Philip Todd)

Opera Is Now Open: Opera Philadelphia Unveils its Plans for O17

Opera Philadelphia announces its new cutting-edge direction with a twelve-day urban opera festival that will debut in September 2017.

Scott Sheppard and Matteo Scammell in HOLDEN. Photo by plate3.com.

Holden (George + Co.): Violence in the 21st

In George + Co.’s HOLDEN, J. D. Salinger hasn’t published another book since two assassins blamed his The Catcher in the Rye for their own acts of violence.

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BLACK MALE REVISITED (XPN/ Jaamil Kosoko): Fringe review 71

The dark space at the headquarters of Fringe Arts hosted a kaleidoscope of blackness. Sad blackness. Angry blackness. Rescued blackness. Incarcerated blackness. Lost blackness. Dead blackness.

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THE EXTRA PEOPLE (Ant Hampton): 2015 Fringe review 71

A commentary on technology, as well as a platform for cultural and philosophic questions

BalletX dancer Caili Quan. Photo by Bill Hebert.

IN TRANSIT: DANCE|MUSIC|THEATER (FringeArts / PMA): 2015 Fringe review 58

Staged in the American Art Galleries in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this interactive pop-up work of art, gives a new insight into how to “experience” the visual arts. Audience members are…