Sep 19 2017

Five Shows To See Before The Philadelphia Fringe Festival Ends

[ 2 one 5 ] Creative has some pretty interesting and cool neighbors here in Old City – FringeArts being one of them. Every year, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival comes back with innovative and unique shows. The Festival is a 17 day celebration of contemporary performances, ranging from independent shows to carefully curated ones. Fringe Festival gifts the city of brotherly love with over 1,000 performances, and basically there’s a Fringe Show happening on every corner. September of 2017 marks the 21st edition of the Festival, and FringeArts is finally legally able to drink! Here’s a list of 5 must-watch shows to attend before the Festival ends. Grab a mate and enjoy!


1.) A Period Of Animate Existance

Location: Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts; Zellerbach Theater

“A piece that brings into focus rhythms and emotions that we feel particularly suited to address: how generations interact and communicate; how we imagine the trajectory of life in this particular moment; how children stand in for hope, defiance, responsibility and even a ruthless vital energy that seeks to expand into the universe.” Dan Rothenberg of Pig Iron Theatre Company


2.) A Love Supreme

Location: Fringe Arts

This show was made for all the lovers of John Coltrane’s legacy. The audience is promised to be mesmerized by the gentle movements of four dancers and Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece A Love Supreme from 1965. “Awakens the senses to the magic and the tenderness of the world. An hour full of grace and movement. Absolute magic.” Guy Duplat, La Libre Belgique


3.) Show Me What You Want To See

Location: Philly Pack

This is a lovely collaboration of silk graffiti artist Aubrie Costello along with two dancers, a filmmaker and a music producer. The result is a short film, a site-specific art installation and a dance performance. These creatives from Philadelphia are interested in the intricate complexities of love, loss and human connections.


4.) The Fren Banklin Experience!

Location: Anywhere!

Ben Franklin’s most famous cousin, FREN BANKLIN will enter your home and tell you all the hidden stories that live right underneath your floors. Available in ALL Philadelphia neighborhoods, all you need to do is pick a day & time!


5.) …Strand…

Location:Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park

Considered to be the “city’s most exciting choreographer,” Brian Sanders takes you in a journey. This is a immersive site-specific installation through the Dupont Crescent Trail Park. Come explore Philadelphia’s urban wilds!


But hurry up! Tickets sell fast and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival comes to a closing on September 24th.

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