Category: Partner Publication – FringeArts

Dancing through Diasporas: Interview with Shaily Dadiala of Usiloquy Dance Designs

Dancing through Diasporas: Interview with Shaily Dadiala of Usiloquy Dance Designs

“Moving to the United States changed everything.” Shaily Dadiala, artistic director of Usiloquy Dance Designs, has been dancing Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, since childhood. After growing up in Bardoli, a city in Gujarat, India, Shaily moved to the United States, where she formed her own ensemble. Usiloquy presents innovative, cross-cultural Bharatanatyam dances informed… Read more »

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Invisible River Made Visible

Invisible River Made Visible

Invisible River, a 2.5-mile performance of dance, music, acrobats, sculpture installations, and boats, is coming to the Schuylkill River this weekend for the second year in a row. The show, which has two performances, includes 30 performers, 12 tech workers, 245 volunteers, and an estimated 1,300 audience members. The public can view the event from… Read more »

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A New Book To Help Artists Live Better, Smarter

A New Book To Help Artists Live Better, Smarter

“I wrote the book that I wanted to read. This is the book I wish someone had given me twenty years ago.” Are you an artist in Philadelphia, thinking, How the hell does this work? There’s a new book in town for artists to help get themselves to live a more fruitful artistic life and career and it’s FREE… Read more »

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Putting the Value on the Art of Performing Arts

Putting the Value on the Art of Performing Arts

It is time to start placing more value on the “art” part of performing arts. When it comes to dance and theater and all the multidisciplinary performance hybrids, the support for performing arts organizations and artists, of all sizes, pales in comparison to the type of funding that art museums, for example, obtain. Art museums,… Read more »

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Remix Festival: Dance Reimagined

Remix Festival: Dance Reimagined

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… Read more »

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The Dance Apocalypse: Gabrielle and Nicole do whatever it takes

The Dance Apocalypse: Gabrielle and Nicole do whatever it takes

On Monday, April 7 at 7pm, Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler will unleash The Dance Apocalypse at FringeArts. Part of the FringeArts Scratch Night series, it’s a free show! (But you need to RSVP.) They describe it as “a genre-defying creative collaboration about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world” and a “heart wrenching end-of-the-world… Read more »

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Tangle Movement Arts brings new circus arts show to Christ Church

Tangle Movement Arts brings new circus arts show to Christ Church

“I love the chance to have a dozen women perform on stage together, with different body types, gender presentations, and personal styles, and illuminate their individual stories and their interactions.” Circus arts has taken root in Philadelphia over the past several years, with a number of artists and companies opening up creative approaches that push… Read more »

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Interpretation is Fluid: Interview with choreographer Tere O’Connor

Interpretation is Fluid: Interview with choreographer Tere O’Connor

“I use moving as a method to ruminate and allow thoughts to interweave with each other as I dance. “ Tere O’Connor brings his new work BLEED to FringeArts March 27–29. As so much of his work takes form through the process in which he works—as opposed to working towards a pre-conceived idea of  its… Read more »

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Preview: Colin Dunne’s “Out of Time”

Opening tonight! Here’s a taste. You can also take an Irish step dance workshop with Colin on Saturday! If you’re interested, RSVP here. Colin Dunne performs Out of Time September 19, 20, and 21 at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street, Old City. $20-$35; all shows 7:00 p.m. –Nicholas Gilewicz

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Social Acrobatics Turn Physical in Tangle Movement Arts’s Break/Drift/Resist

Social Acrobatics Turn Physical in Tangle Movement Arts’s Break/Drift/Resist

Experience the throes of social acrobatics as interpreted by a the close-knit band of intensely physical artists of at at the intersection of dance, theater, music, and circus arts, as Tangle Movement Arts returns to 2013 Fringe Festival with Break/Drift/Resist. Tangle Movement Arts transcribes transcribes the diverse challenges posed by everyday engagements into a dense… Read more »

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