To see President Obama break into “Amazing Grace” at the June funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney was to witness the continuing force of a hymn written more than two and a half centuries ago. This would lead us to expect a show entitled Amazing Grace about its songwriter John Newton to move us emotionally and […]
Archives for July 16, 2015
‘Well, then,’ the Gryphon went on, ‘if you don’t know what to uglify is, you are a simpleton.’ I had time to get my Fringe on Wednesday night and wanted to go see that Japanese American play. You know, the one with the cranes. The Little Crane and the Long Journey That was not, however, […]
Our homes are our most treasured possessions but what happens when they consume our daily lives? Niche, produced by Jane Franklin Dance, explores relationships, home ownership, and ultimately the impact both have on our happiness. The show utilizes music, visual art, and contemporary dance in order to reveal a wildly creative account of a couple’s […]
It’s 2015. At this point, we must have seen just about every iteration and incarnation of fairy tale that can possibly be cooked up by wandering minstrels and Walt Disney… right?
Last night, the Capital Fringe Festival took its exhibitions to new heights – some 300-odd feet up. Last night, thousands of other spectators and I at Milian Park in Northeast witnessed the spectacle that was Dance of The Cranes.
The Naked Theater Project’s SONATA: The Naked Theatre Project, playing at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theater, is an experimental concerto on suspense and delay. (It’s fully clothed but maturely themed; parents are still advised to leave the kids at home).
In a piece that is technically a one-man show, Ron Jones speaks for, and as, numerous African Americans. Lyndon Johnson’s Civil Rights Act ignited a social and economic transformation for the black community, and Jones plants us at the center of it. A combination of theater and documentary film, The Movement: 50 Years of Love […]
The performance of Wrestling with the WIP begins in the lobby of Brookland’s Dance Place: four women in quilted skirts in a blend of pantomime, precise movement, and frustrated shouts of, “I’m sick and I’m tired,” capture the attention of everyone in the room almost instantly — even those still in line at the box […]
I grew up near Niagara Falls. Every month in the good weather, a couple of people will step over the guard rail, slip into the river and surrender to its astonishing power, to gravity and to the rocks below. This information is not included in most tourist literature.
Without words, Shakespearean sonnets come to life in choreographer Alice Howes’ riveting new show Dancing Ophelia. This modern dance marvel offers an updated interpretation of several classic works including Othello, Macbeth, and Taming of the Shrew. If you enjoy impactful choreography, Dancing Ophelia can’t be missed! The collaborative effort of Trajectory Dance Project allowed Shakespeare’s […]
This is the most tentative assessment I’ve ever given a show, Fringe or otherwise. This is because the featured player in this production is…well, it’s you. And I have no idea what you’re like.
Cheeky Monkey Sideshow Presents: CMSS X 3D, OK? is an affectionate collection of extreme performances and biological oddities that makes you cringe and cheer. It is utterly unlike any other show you are likely to see at the Capitol Fringe Festival.