unbind unseats

By Katie Swords Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, and Laura Frazure

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 21 + 22, 2019

A dance performance and sculptural installation, unbird unbeast engages in contemporary myth-making as an embodied practice. By activating a lush sensorium of dense movement within complex sculptural environment, we ask ourselves to constantly attempt to feel more and feel differently.

$8 / 45 minutes

Shimmy your Fringe!

By State Street Tribal

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 22, 2019

Dance performance with a short workshop American Tribal Style® dancing made famous by FatChanceBellyDance®. We will show you some fun tribal belly dance steps, then invite you up on the dance floor to GET YOUR FRINGE MOVING! Come for the show and stay for the fun!

Free / 60 minutes

Sunset CypHER

By Ani/Malayaworks / Drum Like a Lady

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 21, 2019

A collaboration between three notable Philadelphia female artists—Ani Gavino (movement artist), Latreice Branson (percussionist). and Jasmine Lynea (director)—Sunset CypHER is an improvisational performance between dance, drums, the sunset, and the audience that actively takes part in the communal expression.

$10 / 50 minutes

The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room examines the internal and external notions of Alzheimer’s victims through movement. The movers attempt to track their improvised movements and patterns while crucial components of their archetype fade away. They fight to keep their memory alive from their impending yet uncertain outcome.

Lavender Life

By Ultra V Theatre Co.

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 18–20, 2019

Slip into the Lavender Lounge, a 1930s speakeasy where the underground LGBTQ+ community comes together in search of strength amid the rise of fascism. Come as you are and BYOB as the music of the era tells the story of a community whose spirits cannot be broken, where everyone can be themselves for a little while.

Another Agatha: a myth of perception

By Migration Theory

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 17–19, 2019

A mother and a daughter imagine each other’s lives in this immersive, subversive prayer from Migration Theory. Their stories loop, collide, morph, and transform in this dance meditation on perception, survival, and unbridgeable distances. Accompanied by music, dark humor, and dessert. Preview performance $10 (Sept 17 at 6:30pm).

$10–$20 / 60 minutes

60’s FOLK Revisited

By Vagabond Productions

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 14 + 15, 2019

Protests, prevaricating politicians, pandemonium. It feels like the ’60s again! Time to revisit songs by Woody Guthrie, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Bob Gibson, Shel Silverstein, Chad Mitchell, Joni Mitchell, and more. Sung by BackStage Bistro Award winner Kate Loitz. Joyful, passionate music in a gorgeous rooftop setting.

$10 / 60 minutes

The Miseducation of Generation Never

By Yes! And…Collaborative Arts

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 13 + 14, 2019

Yes! And…’s Shadow Company delves into what it means to be a teenager as the world changes with lightning speed. They use spoken word poetry, movement, and their dynamic brand of storytelling to reveal the struggle for hope, compassion, and perseverance in the face of a crumbling social and economic infrastructure.

$10 / 50 minutes

Give Your Heart

By Eric Thayer

By Eric Thayer

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 9, 11 + 14, 2019

Give Your Heart is a participatory sound performance designed to both involve and reflect the Philadelphia community. Participants will be able to add their heartbeats to an improvisational sound score, both generated and enjoyed by Philadelphians.

Free / 60 minutes


By Tree.Lock//Productions

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 13–15, 2019

Separated by time and space, Meg and Sterling have to find their way back to the center of the Wild Wild Web. Through dance, theater, and video, SplitScreen helps us rediscover who we are in this new digital landscape. No one is turned away at the door due to lack of funds.

$10 / 45 minutes