FringeArts

1/7: Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenborn.
2/7: So Percussion. Photo by David Andrako.
3/7: Back to Back Theatre’s Food Court with the Necks, presented at FringeArts’ 2012 festival. Photo by Jeff Busby.
4/7: Photo by Laurent Philippe. Pictured: Shantala Shivalingappa in Namasya.
5/7: Photo by Kevin Monko.
6/7: Asphalt Orchestra performs at the Philadelphia Bang on a Can Marathon, presented by FringeArts in 2010. Photo by JJ Tiziou.
7/7: Elevator Repair Service’s The Select (The Sun Also Rises). Photo by Alex McKnight, courtesy of FringeArts.

FringeArts commissions, develops, and presents a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia. Works are staged during the annual Fringe Festival, and, since 2013, in a full-year schedule of performances by local, national, and international artists. FringeArts’ Center-supported works include Elevator Repair Service’s world premiere production of The Select: The Sun Also Rises; the US premiere of Food Court by Australia’s Back to Back Theatre; and a reimagined production of choreographer Lucinda Childs’ 1983 work Available Light. In 2016, FringeArts received Center support to bring South African playwright Brett Bailey to Philadelphia for a three-week residency and a presentation of his adaptation of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Grants & Grantees

This groundbreaking exhibition presented the early artwork of the late Pati Hill, an American writer who pioneered the use of the photocopier as an artistic tool in the 1970s.

Malavika Sarukkai, a leading Bharatanatyam dancer who challenges traditions of Indian classical dance, performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.

Grants & Grantees

Enid Mark (1932–2008) was a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.

Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Alex Ross is music critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century, a cultural history of 20th-century music.

Grants & Grantees

EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its

Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he believes that theater is “a lab for how we live as citizens.”

The New Year brings a multitude of Center-funded projects that innovate, inspire, and expand the possibilities of artistic discovery and expression.

A series of programs intended to generate public conversations around the connections between race, science, and social justice.