Special Features

Always the Same and Never the Same: An Interview with Jérôme Bel

March 7, 2018 hugh 0

This Friday, Jérôme Bel is returning to Philadelphia with his 2016 Fringe Festival smash hit Gala, a performance featuring 20 dancers, from professional dancers to first timers—including children, teenagers, pensioners, and people with disabilities. Back in 2016 we spoke to Bel about working with a new cast and creating a piece which anybody can understand and learn within a…

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Fragments of Unrest: An Interview with Olivier Tarpaga

October 4, 2017 hugh 0

Co-founder of the Baker + Tarpaga Dance Project, Olivier Tarpaga is both a choreographer and a musician who brings together disparate nations and identities to create powerful and meaningful performances. Working with his partner, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, the duo have generated a project-centered, transcontinental company that is based in both Philadelphia and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their…

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John Szwed: Notes on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

September 19, 2017 hugh 0

This is a guest post written by anthropologist, writer, and jazz scholar John Szwed. He has taught Anthropology, African American Studies, and Film Studies at Yale University as well as Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University where he served as Director of the Center for Jazz Studies. He has published many books on jazz and American music, including…

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Making Art in 2017: Michael Kiley on Close Music for Bodies

September 10, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Michael Kiley Show in 2017 Festival: Close Music for Bodies Past Festival shows: Sound design and original music for Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s Wandering Alice (also performer, 2008), Takes (2010), and The Garden (2013), as well as Animina, A Race Street Pier Soundwalk (Digital Fringe, 2015) Fun fact: My first job in Philadelphia was house managing Christ Church for the 1999 Fringe Festival….

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Rosas dances Coltrane: Interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker + Salva Sanchis

September 3, 2017 Josh 0

“For dancers, improvising should be the norm rather than the exception.” Choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis bring their full evening dance work A Love Supreme to the 2017 Fringe Festival. Four dancers surrender themselves to John Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love, his 1965 jazz masterpiece A Love Supreme. The album was revolutionary for its…

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Making Art in 2017: Annie-B Parson on 17c

August 20, 2017 hugh 0

Name: Annie-B Parson Company: Big Dance Theater Show in 2017 Festival: 17c Role in Show: Co-Creator, Co-Director, Choreographer Past Festival shows: Plan B (2004) FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show. Where did the concept develop from? What are some questions you are tackling? Annie-B Parson: This piece is primarily an interrogation and a rendering of…

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Big Dance Theater takes on Samuel Pepys: Interview with Annie-B Parson

July 18, 2017 Josh 0

“In the last few years, what has become important is the uncensored rendering of his bullying, his shame around his behavior and yet his complete lack of awareness of the violence of his actions.” From Mark Twain to Euripides, Big Dance Theater is well known for their innovative and unexpected ways of using of literary…

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Athlete/Aesthete: A look at the costume design in Portrait of Myself As My Father

September 15, 2016 Hannah S 0

In portrait of myself as my father, choreographer Nora Chipaumire stakes out space in the male dominated arena of sport—and fashion. In an interview with FringeArts, Chipaumire speaks about sapology as an aesthetic influence on her work. Sapology is a Congolese fashion trend which gained popularity in the 1960s-1980s. Adherents of Sapology, called sapeurs, repurpose European dandyism…

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Pandæmonium’s Desert Recollections

September 13, 2016 hugh 0

Earlier this summer the devisers of Pandæmonium ventured out into the Mojave desert to build a drive-in movie screen, stage a version of the choreography, and collect footage for the live performance. They’ve kindly shared some photos from this endeavor with us as well as some brief recollections of the experience. Consider it a sneak peek of some…

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Fringe at 20 Profile: Nichole Canuso

September 9, 2016 hugh 0

Above photo:  Nichole Canuso and Dito Van Reigersberg in TAKES (photo by Lars Jan)   Name: Nichole Canuso Type of Artist: Choreographer/Performer Companies: Headlong, Moxie, Pig Iron, Nichole Canuso Dance Company List of Fringe shows I’ve participated in: As Choreographer/Performer: 1997 – Bored on a Sunday 1998 – Enter Night 1999 – Nichole Canuso’s Dance Shorts 2000 – InnerState Thirteen 2005 – We Spar…

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