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THE BORDER (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 32.1

This scintillating exploration of the territorial tensions between a man and a woman takes us beyond the cubicle walls to the dynamic boundaries of human relations.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.1

This DOLL’s HOUSE is human and multifaceted, lighthearted and ironic, narrative with a dancer’s expression of character.

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AFTER THE REHEARSAL / PERSONA (Toneelgroep Amsterdam): 2015 Fringe review 7.1

Toneelgroep’s take on these classic screenplays retains all of the rawness of and cruelty of Bergman’s films.

Deb Millers review of Brian Sanders' JUNK's American Standard was the most-read dance piece of 2015. Photo by Bill Hebert

Scratching The Surface: Scratch Night previews the 2015 Fringe Festival

Leading up to the Fringe a series of Scratch Night performances showed excerpts of self-produced work that will be presented at the festival.

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Dance at the Fringe: Lew Whittington on the Fringe line-up and other insights

This year’s festival presents over 30 dance events by newcomers and favorites. Dance writer Lew Whittington previews some highlights.

Red 40 and the Last Groovement kicks off a stellar fortnight of Late Night Fringe.

Fringe Late Night: FULL Schedule and Preview

For this year’s Fringe Festival, King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace has put together a tasty schedule of Late Night offerings at the Fringe bar.

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Get your 2015 Fringe Guide at a Special Launch Party

Red 40 and DJ Jersey Dan give a taste of the Fringe Festival at the Guide Launch Party this First Friday.

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Hot Spontaneous Performers: FringeArts Interview with David Zambrano on SOUL PROJECT

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “Since the beginning of my career as a choreographer, I have always selected a group of international individuals. I like the idea…

Fringe Festival The Extra People

Ant Hampton talks audience, space, and the experience of the extra ahead of Fringe Festival show, THE EXTRA PEOPLE

“It’s almost like this isn’t really a ‘show,’ more some kind of process.”… Ant Hampton talks THE EXTRA PEOPLE

Promotional image for Sam Tower + Ensemble’s 901 NOWHERE STREET, with Emilie Krause (Photo credit: Lauren Tuvell)

Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival

Top Philly theater writer Deb Miller previews the best of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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The Art of the Steal: Director Ivo van Hove creates plays out of film scripts

“In film,” pronounced Ivo van Hove, “the director is the god of his creation.”

Photo courtesy of the Noorderzon Festival

Sam Green’s new film-performance THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS explores the fringes of humanity

Inspired by the Guinness Book of World Records, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green embarked on THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS, an ode to the jagged edges of human experience. This…

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I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER (Pig Iron): 60-second review

An absurd sci-fi epic with countless phallic symbols and absolutely no sense of “too much”. What more could you ask for?

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How to Live Faster: Interview with Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron

Pig Iron’s latest wild theatrical creation opens this week at FringeArts. I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about gayness in 2015,

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. . . BARRY SEAL (Thaddeus Phillips/FringeArts): Smile and a wink

Thaddeus Phillips plays Barry Seal, a real-life, infamous drug smuggler-turned-DEA-informant who eventually gained the ire of both smugglers and government agents.

Photo by Johanna Austin, AustinArt.org.

DUST (Megan Bridge/FringeArts): All we are

Evidence of life. Enemy of the domestic goddess. Culprit of hay fever. The stuff we’re all destined for. DUST has connotations both mundane and eternal.

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Thaddeus Phillips Brings the Drug Trade to FringeArts: Interview with the creative mind behind Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental

The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially TRUE Adventures of Barry Seal comes to FringeArts May 14–16, 2015. We interview creator Thaddeus Phillips.

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NOW NOW OH NOW (Rude Mechanicals): Role-playing and improv combine

The idea of combining improv with role-playing works very well since both rely on improvisation within certain parameters and they’re also both just a lot of fun.

Photo by Antoinette Mooy

ROCCO (ICKamsterdam/FringeArts): Choreographic gloves come off

Philly dance fans were ringside for the fights last weekend for ROCCO, an exhibition of choreographic pugilism

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Yo Adrian! ROCCO boxing-dance hits FringeArts

Created by acclaimed Dutch choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten, ROCCO pits male dancer-fighters against one another in a suite of choreographed bouts