Walking into the sanitized gray of the Hyman M. Perlo Dance Studio, I witness a pair of cream, hi-top Chuck Taylor’s sitting on a podium with a white checkered cloth underneath. Over the PA system, there is music playing – it is serene, perhaps too much so. It comes in quick bursts, and sounds suspiciously […]
I must confess after researching my assignment of Act Like A GRRR!, I was apprehensive. Their description given to Fringe reads as follows: “Act Like a GRRRL (ALAG) is performance of stories, dances and songs created by teenage girls about their lives. As GRRRLs find their voice and speak their truths on stage, they transform […]
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.
Three soldiers sit, M16s slung over their shoulders clutching combat helmets to their chests. “When did you start thinking about these incidents?” asks an ominous voice over a public address system. The soldiers are not Americans, but Israelis. Their answers are accounts of the Israeli occupation of Gaza, as told by the IDF soldiers doing […]
“It is required / you do awake your faith,” pleads Paulina to her king, Leontes at the end of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This precept, the need for faith, belief, is the guiding force behind We Happy Few’s Fringe production of this Shakespearean love song.
“Trash…can take on all kinds of forms,” observes Refuse Expert Ron Litman in his one-man show DC Trash – Recycled!! Of all the forms rubbish can take, though, DC Trash – Recycled!! definitely isn’t one of them.