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Category: Partner Publication – FringeArts

Belonging and not wanting to: An interview with Reggie Wilson

Belonging and not wanting to: An interview with Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson creates choreography drawing from the spiritual and mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora. His company, Fist and Heel Performance Group—described on it’s website as “Not your mama’s post-modern dance company”—derives its name from practices of enslaved Africans in the Americas who reinvented their spiritual traditions into a deep, soulful art form dismissed…

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Fringe at 20 Profile: Bethany Formica

Fringe at 20 Profile: Bethany Formica

Name: Bethany Formica Type of Artist: Dance/Theater Artist, Choreographer, Wood Artisan Company: Currently dancing with Cardell Dance Theater List of Fringe shows I’ve participated in: Love After Death, Julia Ritter’s Performance Group, 2000 – Dancer/Actress The Gathering, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, 2003 – Dancer/Actress Multi-Family Garage Sale, Reactionaries and The Bald Mermaids, 2004 – Dancer/Collaborator Babel, Melanie Stewart Dance…

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Fringe at 20 Profile: Megan Bridge

Fringe at 20 Profile: Megan Bridge

Name: Megan Bridge Type of Artist: Dance, performance Company: <fidget> Fringe shows I’ve participated in: In the early 2000’s I co-produced, choreographed, and performed in several shows in the curated Fringe which at that point was application based. I was matched up by the festival with other choreographers and we shared double and triple bills….

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Rejected Thoughts Emerge at SoLow Fest

Rejected Thoughts Emerge at SoLow Fest

“It’s almost like kindergarten in a way because we give ourselves full permission to just be in awe or repulsed by what we’re sharing.” SoLow Fest begins soon and June 22–25, Mira Treatman and Irina Varina present Rejected Thoughts, a result of the performers’ exploration of what makes them vulnerable, joyous or angry. Through dance…

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

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

“What would it be like to research yourself like an academic or test yourself like a scientist?” Chelsea & Magda have been collaborating in Philadelphia for the past three years making dance theater duets. The Shame Symposium explores the link between shame and pleasure. Their research involves female friendships, public perception of aggression, the loop…

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Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

On April 29, Trisha Brown’s dance legacy was represented by three generations of her dancers in a rehearsal studio on the top floor of the Main Building at Drexel University for In the New Body: Nuts and Bolts. Facilitated by Lisa Kraus, the project director of Trisha Brown: In the New Body (a yearlong festival of…

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ArcheDream for Humankind: Live and in Technicolor

ArcheDream for Humankind: Live and in Technicolor

As a kid there was something truly sublime about a black light. With just the flick of a switch an entire space and everything it contained could be altered. Mundane dressings disappeared in the absence of visible light as new, previously imperceptible shapes and patterns emerged. What was in reality just a dingy warehouse could…

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Effort Creates Fiction: Exploring the works of Luis Garay

Effort Creates Fiction: Exploring the works of Luis Garay

This weekend Colombian born, Argentina based choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries to FringeArts, April 14–16 (tickets/info). A solo created in collaboration with and performed by dancer Florencia Vecino, the dance sees the body as a cipher of linguistic material. Drawing on a catalogue of “gestures, pictures, poses, and sculptures,” Maneries explores the notion of universality…

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

“I think the intimacy comes from having to be really attuned to each other. I can’t space out or go off on my own. I’m constantly thinking about where he is and what he’s doing and how he might respond. There is an alertness.” This weekend, March 24–26, Gabrielle Revlock brings her new dance work…

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The Bronx Gothic Reading List

The Bronx Gothic Reading List

This weekend the wildly accomplished Brooklyn-based writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili brings her acclaimed show, Bronx Gothic, to FringeArts for what will undoubtedly be a powerful, unflinching performance. Developed through a series of residencies, the show finds Okpokwasili employing storytelling techniques that recall West African griot oral traditions as well as Victorian gothic novels to…

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