Curator’s Choice – Week of April 23
We sure do miss you! While we are apart, our Artistic Producers, Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers, will prep a new list each week to keep your ears and eyes full until we can be together again…
In Case You Missed It
Mx Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe’s Pub | Mx Justin Vivian Bond | Fringe Festival 2019 The Tony-nominated singer-songwriter, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, took the FringeArts’ stage last year during The Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s Late Night Snacks. Sing along to a few of our favorite Bond performances from their residency at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
all wear bowlers | Rainpan 43, Geoff Seobelle, Trey Lyford | Fringe Festival 2003 Theatremakers Geoff Seobelle and Trey Lyford’s last FringeArts performance together was in 2013’s Elephant Room. We’re taking you back even further to 2003 and their production of all wear bowlers. The absurdist play draws from the world of 1930s-era physical comedy to tell the story of two silent film stars who fall off of the screen to find themselves trapped in a clown show.
Moses(es) | Reggie Wilson | Fringe Festival 2013 Founded in 1989, Reggie Wilson’s Fist / Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that “draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with postmodern elements and his own personal movement style.” For Moses(es), Wilson turned to Zora Neale Hurston’s 1939 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain, and his travels for inspiration.
We 💙 FA Alumni
Shiva Ganga & Akasha | Shantala Shivalingappa | Fringe Festival 2011 Born in India and raised in Paris, Shivalingappa grew up in a world filled with dance and music. Introduced to the arts at a young age by her mother, acclaimed dancer Savitry Nair, and deeply moved and inspired by Master Vempati Chinna Satyam’s pure and graceful tradition, Shantala dedicates herself to the Kuchipudi style of Indian classical dance.
Life & Times | Nature Theater of Oklahoma | Fringe Festival 2019 Based on the life story of one of Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s company members the genre-bending spectacle, Life and Times, asks one simple question: “Can you tell me your life story?” This installment finds the performers reflecting back on the early years of their adulthood in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Instagram Live with Joseph Keckler & BAC Parlor Broadcast | Joseph Keckler | Fringe Festival 2019 Join musician, composer, author, and Fringe Festival 2019 alum, Joseph Keckler, for a mix of songs and performative readings live from his living room on 4/24 at 8 PM.
Make Art With Us
Le Super Grand Living Room Style | Sylvain Emard | Fringe Festival 2018 In front of the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, 200 Philadelphians enthralled the city with their dance moves in 2018’s Le Super Grand Continental. Now choreographer, Sylvain Emard, brings the high energy and joy of Le Grand Continental to your home with interactive rehearsals via Facebook Live.
Where To Binge
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College provides audiences with performances and programs in orchestral, chamber, and jazz music, and in theater, dance, and opera. Each Wednesday, UPSTREAMING releases new content, including digital commissions and archival performances, broadening the Fisher Center’s commitment to reaching audiences far beyond their physical walls.