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Chirp Chirp
Photo: Becca Weber

Chirp Chirp

by Ellen Chenoweth and Becca Weber

thINKingDANCE writers Ellen Chenoweth and Becca Weber covered some of the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival on twitter (@thinkingdance).  Below is a recap of their tweet-reviews:
100% Philadelphia - Rimini Protokoll
10% discomfort + 22% cuteness + 30% education + 16% wake-up call + 7% tedium + 15% awe = 100% Philadelphia #fringearts
Incongruous - Laurencio Ruiz
Incongruous feels like an authentic peek into its creator's worldview, explored through puppets (complete with puppet penises!) #fringearts
From Our Living Room - Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre
Sinew, muscle, falling hair--release and constriction: @BirdsonaWireDT's "From Our Living Room" featured some deep explorations of the body.
After the Summer Sun - BalletFleming
Mixed in with traditional lines and overdramatic emoting were elements of jazz, modern, ballroom, and even a hoedown @balletfleming. #fringe
99 Breakups - Pig Iron Theatre Company
Couples on the fritz beautifully framed by @pafacademy settings in @pigirontheatre's 99 Breakups. Want Katie Gould to be my docent for life.
The Adults - New Paradise Laboratories
In NPL's "The Adults," couples float thru an absurdist lake holiday. Highlights: Kreager's hilarious characterization & Rainey's soundscore.
Perfect punctuated moments of physical brilliance from @newparadiselabs in The Adults. #fringearts
Necessary Efforts - The Naked Stark 
At Necessary Efforts, catch & release weight shifts pervaded: in Hancock's punctuated gestures, Stern's soft swirls, Stark's tumbling motor.
The Four Seasons Restaurant - Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
R. Castellucci 4 Seasons Restaurant: re-thinking the size of the universe, human vulnerability, what's possible in theater. #nbd #fringearts
Another Word for Missing - New Street Dance Group
Musicians' fervor met dancers' joie de vivre in @newstdancegrp's @fringearts show. Dancers played it safe in traditional, technical choreo.
BalletX at the Porch - BalletX
Neutral metals, whacking extensions, and tight musicality @BalletX @ Porch @ 30th St. The dancers' intensity matched the thunder rolling in.

FringeArts and Neighborhood Fringe Festival, various locations in Philadelphia, September 5-21, 2014. Fringearts.com 

By Becca Weber
September 30, 2014

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