BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//FringeArts - ECPv5.16.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:FringeArts X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for FringeArts REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20220313T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20221106T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220901 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220727T142758Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220805T172853Z SUMMARY:Creature: A Movement Meditation DESCRIPTION:A short dance film and an invitation to move: this creature draws you out\, barefoot\, into wet grass\, squidgy mud\, running water. Let your feet\, then your body\, respond to the feel: sliding\, squishing\, flowing. Open the door to your inner animal and respond to the sensations\, to the textures\, to your instincts. \nCreature: A Movement Meditation is a digital dance offering that invites participants to join Kalila Kingsford Smith in a guided movement practice to get in touch with the animal within. Participants are welcome to view the dance film from the comfort of their homes or to engage fully in the experiential component. This offering is framed as a solo-experience\, but participants may “bring a buddy” if they’d benefit from a communal experience. Choose your own adventure. \nTo engage in the full experience\, audience members are encouraged to take their viewing devices “on the go” and find a place outside where they feel safe to interact with a natural element (grass\, dirt\, sand\, a tree\, water\, a river bank). They will be guided into a responsive movement practice that calls forth their inner animal. \nIf participants enjoy the movement meditation and want to share your experiences with a broader community of creatures\, the final invitation is to repeat and record a small version of the movement meditation. This can be shared via social media or by submitting it through a portal on \nVisit for supplemental materials for this digital offering including: a transcript of the movement instructions\, an audio-only version of the movement meditation\, and a portal to share short videos of your creature practice. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\nConcept\, performance\, and video editing by Kalila Kingsford Smith; Ambient meditation music by Alina John. Filmed in Long Lake\, NY. \nAbout the Artist\nKalila Kingsford Smith is a choreographer\, dancer\, and movement professional based in Philadelphia. Fundamentally\, she believes that dance is healing and transformative and invites performers and audiences to investigate themselves as participants in the art-making process. She builds interactive dance environments that are responsive to the characteristics of the movement space: whether a theater\, a nature trail\, a museum\, a city street\, or a Zoom room. Informed by her training in modern and contemporary dance\, her movement style flows between tension and release\, momentum and suspension\, improvisation and composition\, and storytelling and abstraction. Her current improvisational practice invites participants to access their inner “creature\,” the parts of themselves that are pre-thinking\, animalistic\, and responsive. URL: LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Audio Description,Autobiographical,Closed Captioning,Dance,Digital,Features,Feminist,Film,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Independently Produced,Interactive,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo audience experience,Solo Performer,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T000000 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220726T151913Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220927T195305Z SUMMARY:1\,000 miles: celebrating the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia! DESCRIPTION:YOU’RE INVITED TO THE WALK CLOSING PARTY! \nThis special event will feature: \nLIVE MUSIC by West Philadelphia Orchestra! \nSPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES: \n2 tickets to a RIVER CRUISE on the Delaware River courtesy of Sea Philly (Oct 9th morning perimeter rain date: Oct 16th). \n2 tickets to a PRIVATE FLIGHT around the city’s edge in a small plane (evening of the week of Oct 9-15\, as pilot & winner’s schedule & weather allow). \n  \nJoin us to mark the completion of the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia and help celebrate JJ’s 1\,000+ miles around the city’s edge! \nLearn about the project\, share your stories about the city’s borders and connect with others who’ve set out to explore the perimeter of Philadelphia. \nThis festive gathering at Cherry Street Pier will feature interactive stations\, communty storytelling\, special Walk Around Philadelphia swag & more. It’s free / pay-what-you-wish! \nSince its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016\, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city’s perimeter. \nArtist JJ Tiziou will have just completed his 10th walk (1\,000+ miles around Philly’s edge!) and this September’s iteration of the walk will facilitate this unique experience of the city for ~300+ more participants. \nThe Walk itself will be accomplished in small groups with ten ~10 mile segments to choose from; you are invited to join for a half day\, whole day\, or multiple segments! [separate registration required via JJ’s website]\nFor more info or to register to walk:\n \n  \nWALK DATES: \nSEPTEMBER 10/11/12\n(Sat/Sun/Mon) \nSEPTEMBER 17 /18 /19\nSat/Sun/Mon \nSEPTEMBER 23 / 24 / 25 / 26\n(Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) \n*Pay what you wish contributions help support continued efforts to make Walk Around Philadelphia more\, accessible\, inclusive and equitable. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \n  \nHealth & Safety\nAudience members may choose to wear masks at this event\, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n\n  \nAbout the Artist\nJJ Tiziou has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia 9 times and invites you to join in the 10th! \nCelebrating 1\,000+ miles around the city’s furthest edges\, JJ is continuing to work to make this unique experience of the city more accessible and inclusive. \nThis fall’s iteration of the walk is broken down into 10 segments with multiple off-ramp options \, more accessibility mapping\, stipends for participants for whom finances are a barrier\, and a joyous in-person celebration event at the end. For more information\, visit \nWhen he’s not working on developing & sharing this strange and magical pilgrimage adventure\, JJ works part time as a massage therapist\, serves as a block captain in West Philly\, organizes concerts & other community events\, and continues to be known as the guy who was the lead artist on that giant mural on the side of the parking garages at the airport. URL: LOCATION:Cherry Street Pier\, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19106\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Autobiographical,Features,Fringe Festival,Historical,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Magic,Neighborhood,Old City,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Political,Religious/Spiritual,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T110000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T120000 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220726T170600Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220816T181815Z SUMMARY:Afternoon of an Alter DESCRIPTION:Come wrangle with reality at a Rodeo Biscuit Bar aboard a spaceship bound for LadyPrince Planet with your pilot\, Ew\, the dancer. Cowboy Waitress\, Mad Donna\, Yung&Bizzy\, and others will keep you (and Ew) company during the journey. BYOSelves. \nAfternoon of an Alter is a physical-dance-theater-esque collage\, an existential romp with sympathetic characters: Yung&Bizzy is the embodiment of Emmett’s flight response\, LadyPrince is a fighter\, Fawn freezes\, and there’s a few personas there to soothe. This piece is interactive by choice and invites witnesses to honor and laugh at the coping mechanisms of our nervous systems in a time of crisis. We can heal together by sharing time\, space\, and energy in honest-to-ourselves jest. \nAppropriate for all ages \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief suggested language and brief suggested violence. There is brief physical reference to suicidal gun-violence in this piece. Death metaphors are explored and grief is expressed. \n\nHealth & Safety\nMasks are required to attend this event. Audience members must wear masks for the duration of this performance. Vaccination cards will not be checked. Please plan accordingly. \n  \n\n\nCredits\nEmmett Wilson- soloist and producer \nNora Lang- technical assistant\, busboy of the Rodeo Biscuit Bar \n  \nAbout the Artist\nEmmett Wilson is also called ‘Ew! the dancer’ amongst other names that are all connected to stories they tell with their body. They sprouted in Houston\, grew a lot in Salt Lake City\, where they made many performances while working as the community garden coordinator of The City Library; and they are now planted in Philadelphia. Their practice hinges upon embodying distinct sides of themselves and collaborating with others including the vast environment in which they move. Emmett is a board member\, choreographer\, and performer for DEXO (Deseret Experimental Opera). They have designed and taught embodiment workshops for the Out Loud youth group at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art\, Alphabet Soup at SLCPL\, Queer Spectra and the STEM Community Alliance Program with the University of Utah. Emmett has performed both solo and with groups in Houston\, SLC\, Moab\, Atlanta\, Brooklyn\, NYC\, Richmond\, Chicago\, Seattle\, Portland\, San Francisco\, Baltimore\, Philadelphia\, and Berlin. Emmett is a recent graduate of the Crestone Healing Arts Center and is emerging as a healing artist practicing various modalities of bodywork. URL: LOCATION:Headlong Dance Theater\, 1170 S Broad St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19146\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Autobiographical,Dance,Devised,Drag,Features,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,LGBTQ,Mime/Clown,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo Performer,South Philly,Theater,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: GEO:39.9359998;-75.1675589 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Headlong Dance Theater 1170 S Broad St Philadelphia PA 19146 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1170 S Broad St:geo:-75.1675589,39.9359998 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T193000 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220725T213908Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220930T152407Z SUMMARY:and you will know it’s done when the oil stops bubbling DESCRIPTION:The venue for the October 1 and 2 performances has been changed to Color Me Back Space at 3208 Kensington Ave. \nAll of us together will create a recipe book. Food is community\, food is power\, food is legacy\, food is memory\, food is love\, food is home\, food is life. Food has the capacity of bringing folks from different backgrounds together. Food is personal history\, oral history\, and oral tradition. Artist Mike Durkin plans to look at the role food and recipes play in the Kensington area. Whether it’s a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation\, or the recipe we’ve made because it makes us feel good\, recipes hold special places in our lives. By tracing the past\, present\, and future stories around the food we can forge deeper relationships with our neighbors as well as the environment our food comes from through story-sharing circles. Mike\, alongside Mural Arts\, will be partnering with Kensington-area community groups focusing on houselessness\, food insecurity\, community development\, as well as neighborhood artists and leaders. \nThe story-sharing circles will culminate into constructing a recipe book as well as a presentation and participatory community meal. Mike will explore rituals for the participant\, like only making a meal during a specific holiday\, using a specific type of frying pan for the meal\, or listening to specific music while cooking. With select participants\, Mike will collaborate to create an artful response to their contributed recipes. These could take the form of video\, writing\, audio\, photography\, sculpture\, or performance. In addition to this\, we will look at the physical impact of making food by cooking some of the recipes. For example\, if we are making tortillas\, we would look at how our body moves in the stretching of the dough\, the smells\, the sounds\, the emotions\, and the stories that surround it. The action of getting our hands is just another way to relive the recipes. The aim of the project is to look at the diversity of community members to tell the story of Kensington through recipes. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \n  \nContent Considerations\nFood access and food justice \n  \nAbout the Artist\nMike Durkin (he/him/his) is a large-bodied multidisciplinary social practice performance artist residing in Philadelphia and New York City. Mike is guided by the intersection between art and the everyday. With his performance group\, The Renegade Company he has created site-responsive social practice productions exploring houselessness\, food access\, place\, and gentrification. Favorite Fringe Renegade directing credits include: (Kensington) Streetplay\, Animal Farm to Table\, Damned Dirty Apes!\, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…A Mute Play\, and Bathtub Moby-Dick. He is currently developing a performative cookbook that looks at the role recipes play in communities incorporating dance\, video\, and communal meal making. Upcoming projects will be held at the University of Central Arkansas\, the University of Houston\, Louisiana State University\, and Michigan State University. Mike has held residencies with Revolve Art Gallery in Asheville\, NC\, Space at Ryder Farm\, Drop Forge and Tool\, the Hambidge Arts Center in Rabun Gap\, GA\, and the Greenhouse Lab with The Orchard Project. Mike’s work has been presented at the Brandywine River Museum\, Barnes Foundation\, Mt. Moriah Cemetery\, the Life Do Grow Farm\, and in parks\, churches\, and fields\, along the streets in Kensington\, virtually\, and most recently with The Performance Studies program at Texas A&M University. Mike is part of the 2017 MFA in Devised Performance class with Pig Iron Theatre Company/University of the Arts. \nMural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program\, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. To learn more\, visit URL: LOCATION:Kensington Corridor Trust Community Garden\, 3236 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Child care,Devised,Family,Features,Free,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T194500 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220801T142753Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220925T195051Z SUMMARY:The Path of Pins or the Path of Needles DESCRIPTION:NOTE: the Sunday\, Sep 25 performance has been canceled due to rain. \nWelcome\, pregnant one\, to our sunset reality. Here at the edge of day and night\, awake and asleep\, we fall through the veil. Walk quickly. Hide the garlic in your pocket. You found your way here\, but can you find your way back out? Will these whispers protect your unborn child from the curse? \nVisionary writer and filmmaker Josephine Decker (Shirley\, Madeline’s Madeline) joins forces with Pig Iron Theatre Company (Superterranean\, Love Unpunished) for a dark fairy tale about the terrors\, joys\, and deep uncertainties of pregnancy. Inspired by Maria Tatar’s research on the history of fairy tales\, this immersive performance explores the complex decisions that mothers\, fictional and real\, must make about their children’s lives. This new work brings Decker’s singular vision into conversation with Pig Iron’s 20-year investigation with site-specific and immersive theater. \nEach audience member becomes “The Pregnant Dreamer\,” seeking to evade a curse on their unborn child by choosing their own path through Rigby Mansion and its grounds. Interactive scenes — weaving contemporary dance\, physical theater\, and performance art — unlock secret knowledge and whispers of terror. All bodies are welcome; come prepared to wander. \n  \nPERFORMANCE NOTE: Much of the performance installation is outdoors on uneven ground. Some audience members will be invited to sit down outside on grass or dirt. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Patrons with limited mobility can be accommodated; please call 215.413.1318 or email ahead of your performance night so we can provide proper support. If there is light rain\, performances will still occur; please bring an umbrella. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “Daring\, transgressive”—The Philadelphia Inquirer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\n\n\nConcept and Direction: Josephine Decker\n\n\n\n\nCo-Director: Dan Rothenberg\n\n\n\n\nText by Josephine Decker in collaboration with the ensemble\n\n\nScenic Design by Maiko MatsushimaLighting Design by Tuçe YasakSound Design by Tina Hanae-MillerCostume Design by Alicia J. AustinDramaturgy by Sally OlloveEnsemble: Jessica Almasy\, Sanchel Brown\, Miranda Calderon\, Ching-I Chang\, Anisa George\, John Maria Gutierrez\, Courtney Henry\, Alex Tatarsky \nSwings/Understudies: Meagan Kimberly Smith\, Jacinta Yelland \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Content Considerations\nThis performance contains references to family violence and to termination of pregnancy. This performance is not suitable for children. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Health & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before the event. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$37 general\n$15 student and 25-and-under\n$2 FringeACCESS \n \n \n \n Tickets go on sale to FringeArts Members on Friday\, August 5\, and to the general public on Monday\, August 8. \nNot a member? Join now! FringeArts Members also receive 20% off tickets and additional perks! \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nMajor support for The Path of Pins or the Path of Needles has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. \n  \nFestival Executive Producer: Carol BeamFestival Producers: Chris Deephouse\, Donna Hunt\, Ed & Anne WagnerFestival Co-Producers: Bill & Joyce Kunkle \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nRigby Mansion\n523 Church Ln\nPhiladelphia\, PA 19144 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n About the Artists\n \n \n \n Josephine Decker (Concept/Writer/Co-Director) is an award-winning writer\, director\, and filmmaker whose work tends to bend the space between imagination and reality. Her feature Shirley won Sundance 2020’s U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking. Her feature Madeline’s Madeline\, scripted through a devised process with ten actors\, played Sundance\, Berlinale and scores of festivals worldwide\, was nominated for Best Picture at the IFP Gotham Awards and for two Independent Spirit Awards. She explores collaborative storytelling via directing TV\, documentary-making\, performance art\, VR and teaching. Her latest film The Sky is Everywhere (A24\, Apple\, released spring 2022) was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. \nDan Rothenberg (Co-Director) is one of the founding artistic directors at Pig Iron Theatre Company\, where he seeds artistic collisions and new approaches to performance. He works closely with ensembles of actor-creators who co-create (“devise”) Pig Iron’s work. An OBIE- and Barrymore-winning director and writer\, his work ranges from large scale visual theater to hybrid clown pieces and concerts. Outside of Pig Iron\, he has directed at Bowerbird\, Play Company (NYC)\, and the Acting Company (national tour)\, and received commissions from the Kimmel Center and Tiwary Entertainment Group. Recent collaborations include work with acclaimed Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada\, Emmy-winning composer Troy Herion\, and MacArthur “Genius” Mimi Lien. USA Artists Fellow (2010); Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Artist in Residence (2017). \nPig Iron Theater Company has been creating interdisciplinary performances in Philadelphia since 1995. Now a national leader in the movement of alternative theater makers\, the company has created over 33 original works and has toured to festivals and theaters in 15 countries on four continents\, with stops at the Humana Festival\, Under the Radar Festival\, TR Warzawa\, La Jolla Playhouse\, and the Tokyo Performing Arts Market. The OBIE Award-winning company has\nbeen nominated for more than 35 Barrymore Awards\, winning 10. During the pandemic\, the company pivoted to digital work with an acclaimed Zoom adaptation of their collaboration with Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada\, Zero Cost House\, and an interactive two-player iPhone app called Franklin’s Secret City. The company recently launched a Digital / Film / Interactive initiative\, with support from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage\, to explore how their devising\nmethodology can be applied in the digital arena. Since 2015\, Pig Iron has partnered with University of the Arts to offer both a Graduate Certificate and an MFA in Devised Performance\, training the next generation of adventurous makers of hybrid performance. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Be Part of the Story\nHelp FringeArts present world-class\, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. \n \n Join + Support URL: LOCATION:Rigby Mansion\, 523 Church Ln\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19144\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Dark/Disturbing,FringeArts Curated,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Northwest Philly,Outdoor,Theater ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T184000 DTSTAMP:20220930T214423 CREATED:20220726T144641Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220929T194209Z SUMMARY:Walking with Charles: Live Re-Enactment DESCRIPTION:Comedian Charles Blyzniuk presents a live re-enactment of his previous Fringe Festival shows\, as well as what happened in his life in between. Half play\, half live stand-up comedy show. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThe October 1 performance of this show has been canceled. \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains frequent graphic language. \n\n  \nHealth & Safety\nAudience members may choose to wear masks at this event\, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n  \n\n\nAbout the Artist\nCharles Blyzniuk is a verbose comedian and writer living in Philadelphia. URL: LOCATION:Lemon Hill Mansion Park – Site 7\, 801 Lemon Hill Dr\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19130\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR