2018 Festival Spotlight: Family Friendly Fringe
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2018 Festival Spotlight: Family Friendly Fringe

Posted August 24th, 2018

The Fringe isn’t always adults only! Everyone is welcome at these fun, engaging performances suitable for the whole family.

Chichi Chip (an ode to the Gnarly)
Philly Kerplop
An interactive performance featuring hip-hop dance and a live marching band, taking place in Philly’s iconic LOVE Park. Philly Kerplop’s display of humor and daring physical dexterity will activate the park spaces in ways that feel both familiar and awe-inspiring.
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FIGMAGO
Meg Saligman Studio
FIGMAGO is part art installation, part room escape, and all parts wonderfully immersive. Enter the mind of a muralist as you explore secret passages and mesmerizing art to discover a mysterious mural that comes to life. YOU become the artist as the story unfolds. Hands-on and phone-free fun for all ages!
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Garden of Vessels
Sina Marie (I Am a Vessel Youth Initiative)
Welcome to the future of the pop-up garden phenomenon. Imagine a garden where imagination and technology fall in love, cultivating the minds and innate abilities of the youth to a full bloom. Visionary Sina Marie creates an interactive experience. A diaspora from the underground up! We welcome you to…the Garden of Vessels.
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Humans
Circa
Ten highly-skilled acrobats, a bare stage and a stirring journey of what it means to be human. Straddling the borders between circus arts, theater and contemporary dance, Australia’s bold contemporary circus troupe Circa explores the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Created by theater and circus director Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa ensemble, this heart-stopping performance leads us to reflect on the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome the burdens we carry.
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Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
Acrobatics, live music, botany, and cheesesteaks. The company behind Fringe hits Exile 2588 and Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes returns to its roots in this indoor-outdoor extravaganza of jaw-dropping circus feats, courage, camouflage, and contradictions.
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Le Super Grand Continental
Sylvain Émard
The world’s most infectious performance event returns to the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an even larger spectacle of dance. Fully realizing a blissful marriage between the pure delight of line dancing and the fluidity and expressiveness of contemporary dance, the celebratory event enlists hundreds of local people—including kids!—to perform its synchronized choreography in large-scale public performances.
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The Magic of Storytelling with Tchin
We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust
Tchin is a nationally known artist and educator of Indigenous arts and culture. Tchin brings ancestral stories alive with Native American music and colorful magic. In his energizing presentation, Tchin addresses important topics including cultural diversity, music appreciation, and environmental stewardship.
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Music for Children and Other Curious People
Ants on a Log
Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline features fun for all ages, clever lyrics, and sing-along harmonies. It’s like They Might Be Giants and the Indigo Girls teamed up to sing a Tom Lehrer song! With rabble-rousing music for children and other curious people, Ants on a Log songfully advocates for positivity, social justice, and silliness.
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Music from the 1970s on pointe
Rock on Pointe Dance Company
Rock on Pointe puts the music from the 1970s on pointe (as in ballet shoes)! This year’s shows will feature songs by Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, Ambrosia, and others. The dancers will display their talent to “rock on pointe” to choreography of ballet and a touch of jazz. A family show that is fun for all!
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Fringe is for everyone!!!

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