For the past 12 years, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival provides performance space and resources to small theatre companies, solo and performance artists, dance troupes, musicians, and more. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Julianne Brienza, has managed the festival since its inception, including overseeing a major shift in location from a rented space near the Convention […]
It’s delightful that Capital Fringe has its own dedicated, permanent theater spaces these days—because it’s the perfect place to take in an innovative, avant-garde arthouse-style show like POP Private.
If you’re like me, you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, filled out your budget for the next fiscal year, and made arrangements for your final repose after The Event Which Awaits Us All occurs. Now it’s time for something much more difficult: planning your theater season.
Fear is one of the hardest feelings to convey in the emotional panoply of the theater, but POE, TIMES TWO, a solo retelling of two Edgar Allan Poe short stories, grabs the audience by the guts and pulls.
Sure, soft animal. hideous heart it is a bit strange. A hodgepodge of dance, guitar, and storytelling, but it is completely engaging. And moving.
Reminder – there’s still more Capital Fringe 2015. Catch the last shows in Extension Week this weekend. Here, Fringe Binge remembers hanging out in the bar (which Fringe Bing names “the Best in DC”) and catching the music. This closing weekend, DJ’s will be spinning sounds at Fringe. Aug 1 — Saturday I tried to […]
July 26, 2015 — At tonight’s closing celebration for the 2015 Capital Fringe, results were announced for the Pick of the Fringe Audience Awards and the Special Director Award. This is the first year for the Capital Fringe Extension Week (July 29 to August 6) during which 12 shows received a total of 31 additional […]
Imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions in Dance Ethos with The West Shore Piano Trio. Artistic director Tiffany Haughn’s collaboration with several local, innovative dance visionaries, allowed her to curate an enlightening, riveting, touching contemporary dance show. Elaborately crafted movements connected the audience to each ensemble member as the body of work explored a wide […]
Like many of Karen Sklaire’s unwilling students, I was fully prepared to dislike Ripple of Hope: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact. After all, valiant teacher narratives are all too common and venture into the territory of ludicrous. After all, Sklaire is like a typical musical theatre heroine. Too earnest, too Pollyanna-ish. But also […]
Talking about Big Data has become so popular as to be cliché. Going into Mine/Field from Glade Dance Collective, the worry was that this performance would be all jargon and no substance. But Glade Dance Collective exceeds expectations, delivering a performance that is surprisingly intimate and relevant while shedding new light on Internet research.