Dance and more at the 14th annual Philly Fringe!

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Philly Fringe, which runs in conjunction with the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival from September 3 – 18. The Philly Fringe will host 183 artists or companies performing 188 shows in venues throughout Philadelphia for the largest Fringe in festival history, topping 2009’s record breaking number of productions. The 2010 Fringe line-up will include theater, dance, comedy, performance art, music, poetry, puppetry, visual art, and work that incorporates multiple genres and disciplines, offering audiences the excitement of discovering new work from the region’s vibrant performing arts community as well as artists from around the country.

In the “unfiltered” Philly Fringe, festival artists present their work free of a selection process to create a show with box office and marketing support. For some, participating in the Fringe is a once-a-year or once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while, for many professional companies participating it can be an opportunity to debut their newest work to the Festival’s audiences.

Artists in this year’s Philly Fringe hail from Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities and suburbs, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Washington D.C., Ohio, and as far away as Georgia, Tennessee, and California.

“Now in our 14th year, the Philly Fringe is well on its way to becoming the largest Fringe festival in the country,” says John Emory, Philly Fringe Coordinator. “We’ve seen record-breaking participation that continues to grow each year. We’re literally spilling in to the streets, turning our entire city into one giant stage!”

In conjunction with the Fringe, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival features performances by international and local acclaimed contemporary performing artists who are selected and invited to the Festival. Together, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe draw over 30,000 people who come to be a part of “Festival time” in the city, experience innovative work, meet new people, and interact with thousands of artists.

TICKETS
All Philly Fringe tickets, along with Live Arts Festival tickets, are now available for purchase online at www.livearts-fringe.org, or after August 23 by calling the Box Office at (215) 413-1318, or visiting in person. Tickets for most Philly Fringe shows are between $10 and $30. The Festival Box Office at The Hub is located at 626 North 5th Street (SW Corner of 5th and Fairmount Streets) in Northern Liberties and features free parking. For Box Office hours and additional ticketing information, visit www.livearts-fringe.org/box-office-ticket-info.cfm.

PHILLY FRINGE DANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Philly Fringe dance highlights include Leah Stein Dance Company with percussionist Toshi Makihara taking audiences on a dance journey through the 17th Century Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Pink Hair Affair will present the world premiere of Meld, a celebration of Philadelphia’s melting pot of creativity, while MM2 Modern Dance (formerly known as Music & Motion Dance Productions) returns to the Fringe for a sixth year. Other returning dance artists include Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, keila kordova dances, Mascher Dance, Vada Dance Collective, and Xhale Dance Company.

COMPLETE DANCE LINE UP FOR THE 2010 FRINGE

DANCE

Abby Shunskis – Picking up Pieces
ALT – Questioning Drive
Artistry Dance Company & coEXISTdance – NEWances
Between Movement Contemporary Dance Company – From the Inside [OUT]
Briel Driscoll, Colleen McNally, Tess Stumpf, and Nikki Roberts – Flat Intersections
Colleen Hooper and Elizabeth Reynolds – I saved this for you
Dancefusion & 360 Dance Company – Joint Concert
Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Rain Ross – Absence/Presence
Esther’s Cavalcade of Stars – Esther’s Cavalcade of Stars
FlyGround/Brownbody – FlyGround/Brownbody
Gina Hoch-Stall – The Evolution of Movement
KAOS DAnceCo.- Life…thus far
Keila Cordova – As Big As The World
Kelly Bond – Elephant
Kelly Turner/ Choreosplat Dance Works – What’s Been Done
Lawrence-Herchenroether Dance Company – Source
Leah Stein Dance Company – Japan House/Philadelphia
Mascher Dance – Fresh Juice
MegLouise Dance – I learned Not to Kneel
MM2 – Emergence
Persona Zenobia Dance Ensemble – Black and Blue Every 9:sec
pillardance company – “The initiative” plus excerpts from “Nightmare Returns”
Pink Hair Affair – Meld
Scorch – SCORCH
Sister’s Sirens – Chrysalis
The Blind Faith Project and Maria Urrutia – Unraveling the Lace
The Jessica Karrate Dance Scholarship Fund – In Honor Of…
Tiffany Brooke Dow – Bang! Zoom! Pow! A Story of Broken Borders
Vada Dance Collective – In White Rooms
Xhale Dance Company – A Broken World

INTERDISCIPLINARY
COSACOSA art at large, inc. – Changing Places
Duende Flamenco Fusion Band – Rosa de la Alhambra
Grounded Aerial – InsectInside
InMovement Dance – Gravity Theater
KineticArchitecture – Goose Feathers: Nursery Rimes for kids over 18!
Movement Brigade – Constants
Represented Theatre Company & Choreographer Charles Tyson – Lynch Quietly
Rev9 Dance and Performance Company – FACTORY
Sarah Mittledorf – Spill
Sphia Hoffer-Perkins – In Constant Perfection
The Field/Philadelphia – Dirty Dozen

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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