Dates: May 20 and 21
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation
Tickets: $15.00 (Ticket includes complimentary welcome drink.)
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In anticipation of the Ninth Annual Houston Fringe Festival, FrenetiCore presents Best of Fringe 2016, a mid-year showcase of past festival favorites, including Cirque La Vie, FrenetiCore Dance, jhon r. stronks, and Holding Space Dance Collective (formerly ChinaCat Dance).
Last year’s Best Solo Performance winner jhon r. stronks returns with Sparkle Noir, a performance that weaves original text, borrowed songs and layered movement to tell the story of a voice lost and found. Sparkle Noir presents itself as a song cycle for self-discovery spiraling and unraveling a desire for immortality along a landscape of hopelessness and death.
Frenetic Theater’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence SonKiss’d Dance Theater presents an excerpt of Urbanity, an original, inspiration-based production about the power of breakthrough. This urban narrative is told through the company’s signature movement style, which fuses hip-hop, street steps, and contemporary dance choreography.
Festival veterans Holding Space Dance Collective (formerly ChinaCat Dance) present an excerpt of a full-length dance narrative, Light Bearer, set to premiere at Frenetic Theater in February 2017. This original story follows two friends as they journey through fantastical worlds to save the Light of the World from the dark realm of the Shadow Lord.
FrenetiCore Dance Artistic Director Rebecca French debuts a new dance film entitled Heaven, a dreamy meditation of female romantic love featuring dancers Kay Colleymore courtesy of METdance, Siri Ell-Lewis, and Jessica Folley.
Houston’s premiere circus company, Cirque La Vie, returns to the Fringe circuit with a daredevil set featuring ground and aerial work that pushes the limits of the human body and enchants the imagination.
Houston’s newest burlesque troop, House of Dollz, will present a set from their upcoming variety revue with performances by Chanel St. Sin, Lulu LoveGoode, Lola Von Deadly, and Stella Peaks.
The evening will be hosted by the inimitable Koomah, an intersex-bodied trans/queer multidisciplinary grassroots artist, performer, filmmaker, LGBTQI educator and part-time hermaphrodite unicorn.