Curators’ Choice—Week of May 4
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
Rite of Spring | Shen Wei Dance Arts | Fringe Festival 2004 Premier international dance company, Shen Wei Dance Arts draws on influences as varied as traditional Chinese culture and arts, European Surrealism, American high modernism, and the ritual power of ancient drama. In 2004, the company brought its piece, Rite of Spring, to FringeArts.
Pew Center of Art and Heritage: Questions of Practice Interview | Romeo Castellucci | Fringe Festival 2014 + 2016 After making several appearances in the Fringe Festival (first in The Four Seasons Restaurant and later in On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God and Julius Caesar: Spared Parts), Romeo Castellucci sat down with our friends at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and The Philadelphia Museum of Art to talk about his training, the use of the image in theater and more.
Is This A Room (May 5) | Tina Satter & Half Straddle | Fringe Festival 2019 Director Tina Satter and performance-art collective Half Straddle’s, Is This A Room, dramatizes the arrest and inquisition of Reality Leigh Winner, an Air Force veteran and military contractor who was convicted of leaking classified information about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This Tuesday, May 5 at 5PM, Tina Satter and actress Emily Davis join Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, in conversation about the show and what has happened to Reality Winner since her arrest.
We 💙 FA Alumni
Kyle Abraham | Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive | Live Arts Festival 2011 Catch acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and past Fringe performer (The Radio Show, 2011), Kyle Abraham, in a number of performances featured on Jacob’s Pillow’s Virtual archive.
Where to Binge
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America’s longest-running dance festival. Check out their ever-growing collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today.
Make Art with Us
Cabaret Workshop (May 4) | Dito Van Reigersberg & Martha Graham Cracker
Theatre-maker, co-founder of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and the beloved drag queen Martha Graham Cracker, Dito Van Reigersberg, will be offering a Zoom Cabaret Workshop beginning next week. Join the man behind the Martha as he teaches you how to grab your audience without even touching them.