BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//FringeArts - ECPv5.16.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH 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:20220930T222233 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;VALUE=DATE:20220908 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220930T222233 CREATED:20220726T202146Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220830T194031Z SUMMARY:HOMO FEMINA DESCRIPTION:In a reduced space depoliticized of all visibility and legislation: she\, the Fémina\, lies. Stripped of all rights to exert her nature\, in pursuit of her survival. Not included by him\, the Homo\, without visualization as a subject\, hidden\, omitted\, overshadowed.\nIt occurs in every corner of the world\, every day\, at every hour\, victim of invisibility and pedagogical exercise of Violence. A subtle Violence that also kills us.\nThis piece is an invitation to think ourselves as Women in all the aspects that our Femininity involves.\nIt is a piece to invite to perceive the first cell of Violence\, which is not him\, the HOMO\, but the installed system that indoctrinates and annihilate us.\nIn memory of Ana Mendieta: Activist\, feminist\, exiled\, and performer from Cuba. She died in 1985 at the age of 36\, falling from the window of her 34th floor apartment after an argument with her husband\, Carl Andre\, the artist from the United States who was tried and acquitted. Mendieta’s work was mainly recognized in the scope of feminist art criticism.\nShe didn’t consider herself as feminist\, but she was a woman who used her body and experiences as woman in her work. In fact\, her early work is very related to her own examination of her identity as Latin\, woman\, and displaced person from her homeland. \nFor ages 18+ \nCredits\n  \nFormat: audiovisual format divided in 7 short films crossed by a poem\nStaff\nGeneral director and creator: Marlen Puello\nCo-creator and performance: Magalí Baratini\nAssistant director: Carolina Capriatti\nAudiovisual\nFilm shooting and production: Jeremias Vizcaino\nPoetic contributions: Patricia Cuaranta\nStage assistance: Melissa Buchelli\nSound editor: Adrián Suriano. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nMARLÉN PUELLO (CUBA)\nBorn in Havana\, Cuba. from 1995 to 2011\, lived in the city of Rosario\, Argentina. In 2011\, settled in Stockholm\, Sweden. Acquired Cuban\, Argentinian and Swedish citizenship.\nHavana\, Cuba:\nStudies: Elementary School of Ballet in Havana\, currently the Cuban National Ballet School “Alicia Alonso” (1985-1995).\nHigher Institute of Art in Havana. Specialization: Bachelor of Arts Dances. University of Havana\, Cuba. Rosario\, Argentina:\nFounder of the Cuba Ballet Rosario Institute in the city of Rosario (1996 to date). Multidisciplinary dance concept with different languages: “Integral Dancers”.\nCuba Ballet Rosario Institute received in 2016 the recognition of Institución Distinguida (Distinguished Institution) of the city of Rosario\, granted by the Consejo Municipal y Provincial de Cultura de Santa Fe for its 20 years of development in the city.\nCorrespondent in Argentina for the “CEDED” magazine of the Development Center of the Dance of Havana\, supervised by Ramiro Guerra\, teacher\, choreographer and founder of National Dance of Cuba.\nMaster Trainer for competitions and international festivals representing Argentina: College Art Festival in Havana (1997)\, Latin American Dance Festival in Argentina and Brazil (1997-2000).\nChoreography Awards:\nDance Festival of Rosario\, Argentina (1997-1998) for the award-winning choreographies: La Contemplación and Ouroboros.\nLatin American Dance Festival\, Uruguayan; Brazil (1998) award-winning choreography: Arlequín.\nLatin American Dance Festival in Bento Gonzalves\, Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil. Award-winning choreography: Érase una vez un marinero – Emmanuel Abruzzo (now a dancer of the Colón Theater and former dancer of the Trocadero Ballet).\nStage Plays:\nCarmen: la historia de una pasión (2000-2002); Aquel amor brujo (2002-2005); La casa de Bernarda Alba (2006-2019) —distinguished by the Ministry of Innovation and Culture of the Santa Fe Province and the Argentinian National Fund for Arts— still currently performed in URL: LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Feminist,Film,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,International Artists,Poetry,Political,Type,Visual Art ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T130000 DTSTAMP:20220930T222233 CREATED:20220912T204143Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220725T162040Z SUMMARY:Rx and Chill DESCRIPTION:Experience a live installation where you receive\, and prescribe\, unorthodox therapy based on Abyss: The Greatest Proposal Ever — a dramatic narrative short film about the wild adventures of an Army Officer who gets stranded by SEPTA when a botched TV audition shakes up his wedding plans. \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language and brief graphic violence. Content featured in this performance contains adult themes including but not limited to graphic language\, scenes of assault/abuse and violence. Viewer discretion is advised. \nCredits\n  \nShot in Philadelphia\, the film highlighted during this installation is made with a diverse cast and crew from the PA-NJ-DE Tri-State area\, all working together to tell a story about Love\, Friendship and PTSD. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nNicole Ayers is a media producer\, native to and based in Philadelphia\, Pennsylvania. She works primarily in independent film as an educator\, screenwriter\, and international festival curator with a focus on short films. Her work aims to create a compassionate and humane society by building bridges between different cultures\, promoting and appreciation for the art of filmmaking and inspiring people to become a better version of themselves. When she’s not blogging about movies or consulting filmmakers at The Madlab Post\, you’ll most likely find her organizing the Short Film Slam\, her year-round tournament style screening series providing emerging and established filmmakers with an international platform to showcase their work. \nNicole is currently making a documentary film featuring audiovisual archives chronicling more than a decade of Philly public school history through the promise\, neglect\, and decline of student life and unique academic programs at the district’s largest\, and now demolished\, state-of-the-art campus for girls. URL: LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Film,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Romance,Solo Performer,Storytelling,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T220000 DTSTAMP:20220930T222233 CREATED:20220801T163924Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220903T023018Z SUMMARY:Black Lodge DESCRIPTION:What does it take to face ourselves? Enter the darkness in search of something beautiful\, transcendent. But be very careful what you need to know… \nDrawing on the complicated mythologies of the surrealist writer William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch)\, Black Lodge uses dance\, industrial rock\, classical string quartet\, and opera to take viewers through a Lynchian psychological escape room. \nSet in a nightmarish Bardo\, a place between death and rebirth\, a tormented writer faces down demons of his own making. Forced to confront the darkest moment in his life\, he mines fractured and repressed memories for a way out. A woman is at the center of all the writer’s afterlife encounters. She is the subject of his life’s greatest regret\, and she materializes everywhere in this Otherworld. The writer cannot detach any thoughts of his life from her.  \nPart film screening and part industrial rock opera concert\, this world premiere event features glam opera band Timur & the Dime Museum alongside musicians from the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “A Twin Peaks-inspired musical theater piece”\n—LA Times \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nCOMPOSER: David T. LittleLIBRETTIST: Anne WaldmanSTORY\, SCREENPLAY\, & DIRECTOR: Michael Joseph McQuilkenPRODUCER: Beth Morrison ProjectsPERFORMERS: Timur and the Dime Museum\, Opera Philadelphia OrchestraFILM SET DESIGNER & EVENT LIGHTING DESIGNER: Maruti EvansFILM ART DIRECTOR: Sandra PowersCOSTUME DESIGN: Timur and the Dime Museum (live) are wearing designs by Victor Wilde/Bohemian Society \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. Masks are optional. For the safety of audiences\, artists\, staff\, and our greater community\, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital proof of vaccination Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nPhiladelphia Film Center\n1412 Chestnut St\nPhiladelphia\, PA 19102 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nFestival Co-Producers: Sissie & Herb Lipton \nOpera commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera \nFilm commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects\, Opera Philadelphia\, the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera\, David & Kiki Gindler\, Charlotte Isaacs\, and Thomas H. Platz\, with additional support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation. \nMajor support provided by the Mellon Foundation \nDeveloped by Beth Morrison Projects\, California Institute for the Arts\, HERE Arts Center\, and REDCAT. \nThis program is supported\, in part\, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$25 general$2 FringeACCESS \nNote: tickets for this event are sold exclusively through Opera Philadelphia. Visit to purchase tickets.  \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:Philadelphia Film Center\, 1412 Chestnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19102\, United States CATEGORIES:2022,2022 Fringe Festival,Center City,Dark/Disturbing,Film,FringeArts Curated,Interdisciplinary,Music,Opera ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: GEO:39.950563;-75.164743 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Philadelphia Film Center 1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19102 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1412 Chestnut Street:geo:-75.164743,39.950563 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR