Archive for the ‘Live Arts/Philly Fringe’ Category

Fringe Fever: Sonic Dances

Here’s my response to the first performance I attended at the 2007 Philly Fringe: Sonic Dances by Group Motion Dance Company.* Performance date: 8/31.

Sonic Dances is an outdoor, site-specific piece, starting at one of two locations (depending on performance date) at City Hall, and then moving across JFK to the courtyard (official name: Thomas Paine Plaza) outside the Municipal Services Building. It’s an enjoyable, abstract, piece that effectively responds and plays off of–although more effectively in some passages than in others–the presence of public art and sculpture in these sites.

(More details after the jump.)

A Fever for Fringe

Well, today is the start of Philly Fringe. Okay, it’s officially the 2007 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, but that takes WAY too long to type, so I will continue to cling to the antiquated (and yet enduring) habit of calling the whole she-bang just “Philly Fringe.”

And, as I look at my stack of already-purchased tickets, and my cluster of post-its with hypothetical scheduling matrices that would get me to some additional shows, I think it’s safe to say that I’m about to go a little bit Fringe-crazy.

I’ll try to put up snapshot reactions/reviews throughout the next two weeks, but till I go to that first show, here (well, after the jump) is linkage to some of the online press about Fringe*:

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