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2018 Festival Spotlight: FREE Fringe (part two)

Posted August 30th, 2018

You can Fringe! Everyone can Fringe. In addition to our full slate of free digital offerings, this year’s Festival features nearly twenty shows—curated and independently produced—that are free or pay what you want, leaving the door to contemporary performance art open to all. We previewed a batch of these shows yesterday. Here are some more!

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 to perform its synchronized choreography in large-scale public performances.
More info and tickets here

Love Stories
Denise McCormack
Master storyteller Denise McCormack brings to life literary and traditional tales to capture the essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart. This one-woman stand-up sparks a flood of emotions and memories, as it revisits secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life—the dynamics of love. Intended for adults.
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One Hundred Abstracts
Katharine Goodall
This is an exhibition of paintings displayed in various locations throughout the city. For a list of locations where the paintings are exhibited, please visit katharinegoodall.com.
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Denise McCormack Has Some Love Stories For You

Posted August 2nd, 2018

Denise McCormack has some stories for you. Love stories.

A one-woman stand-up revisiting the secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life, Love Stories comes to the 2018 Fringe Festival with performances in Old City and Trenton, NJ. In it, McCormack brings to life literary and traditional tales to capture the essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart. She spoke to FringeArts about the power of stories.

FringeArts: How did you come up with the idea for Love Stories?

Denise McCormack: I was researching stories for an upcoming show with the theme of transformation during the upsurge in conversation about women’s issues, and I came across one of the literary tales that I ended up incorporating into Love Stories. It resonated so deeply with my own experience that I digested it and it became part of me. With that one story as a start, I felt that it was necessary to expand the performance to a full one-woman show of women’s stories, the kind that all of us can relate to and that have historically been dismissed as embarrassing or a fact of life that we must accept and live with.

FringeArts: Did you go into the piece knowing the themes you wanted to bring out, or did those themes come out in the stories you chose?

Denise McCormack: The themes are apparent in the tales. The lovely thing about stories is that we receive the messages that we are ready to hear. We view them and understand them from our individual perspectives. Sometimes, those perspectives are shared; other times, they are quite different. But that’s okay.

FringeArts: Why do we like stories?

Denise McCormack: Stories are powerful. They reflect who we are and instruct us in how to deal with our everyday situations. They allow us to understand that everyone is afraid, that others have survived our dilemmas, that we are, each of us, human.

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