TONITE: Get Your Fringe On


Sonic Dances

Eight dancers adorned with iPods and speakers will turn some of Philadelphia’s favorite public spaces into an outdoor stage. Follow the dancers of Group Motion Dance Company as they make their way down Broad Street to celebrate Opening Night at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Choreographed by Manfred Fishbeck, in collaboration with Group Motion dancers, Sonic Dances will conclude in front of the Suzanne Roberts Theatre as audiences gather for the August 29 opening performance of Karen Getz’ Disco Descending. DETAILS


Disco Descending

Greek mythology meets disco fever: it’s 1978 — a group of suburban forty-somethings gathers to mourn the loss of a friend. But when disco magic delivers a chance for resurrection, everything changes. Director Karen Getz sets the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against a Saturday Night Fever backdrop in the sequel to her 2006 Live Arts runaway hit, Suburban Love Songs. Can true love beat death while wearing platform shoes? There’s only one way to find out. Click here to watch a video preview by Woodshop Films. DETAILS

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