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Favorite dance show Fringe preview with actual dancers - Night 1

There Is No Myth - Writing about dance, and dance previews, is something I still struggle with. Here it was just a feeling that the choreographer and the dancers knew what they were doing. The moves were very precise and controlled. The pace was deliberate and unhurried. The point of this particular excerpt was the watch them go through the moves, not to catch them on the fly as they zipped past. The moments, the distance between, and then contact between the dancers, all added up to something that felt like a story you could tell yourself, even in just three minutes. The ensembles they wore were coordinated. The music, a combination of piano and stringed instruments, was engaging. I’m sure different pieces within the show will do different things in different ways but this individual offering convinced me that I’d like to watch whatever these artists have to offer.


Fringe Previews - Night 1

A friend who sat with me at the second set of Fringe Previews who had missed the first asked, “What shows looked good last week?” And in having to narrow it down on the fly for him, skimming my notes, it became clear which shows had made a (good) lasting first impression. So I figured that’d be a good way to finally get this Fringe blog jump started for the summer.


A Post-Apocalyptic World Overrun By Giant Carnivorous Rabbits (or, a new play reading)

Ever wonder what a post-apocalyptic world overrun by giant carnivorous rabbits would be like?  Wonder no more.  Have we got a play reading for you!


Minnesota Fringe Festival 2014 - and so it begins...

Found this in my inbox first thing this morning.  Here we go...

(And site specific theater rears its non-conformist head again...)


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