As we feel the temperature starting to go down and the days are getting shorter it is evident that fall is quickly coming upon us and so is a new tradition. The Boulder International Fringe Festival has now moved to September. During the past few years the end of August saw artists from all over the world descend into this little mountain town to share their dance, theatre, music and comedy. The world-class artistry remains the same, the only difference is the month! So, Boulderites, theatre enthusiasts and Fringe lovers, clear your calendars for the end of September, because there is a whole lot to witness in just two weeks. There are many fabulous artists to go check out, but in the meantime here is a spotlight on just a few!
Local choreographer Leslie Merrill is premiering “The 13th and Final Principle” which will investigate the extreme nature of society’s barrage of technology. Evaluating the fascination and obsession with social and digital media, the performers move through real and virtual spaces. Are we shaping our lives and relationships and then sharing them through these sites or are the various technologies shaping us? Merrill sets out to discover the way the world shifts through and sifts through our identities and the way we experience solitude and intimacy. “The 13th and Final Principle” will perform at The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theatre. For more information on the show visit http://www.boulderfringe.com/programs/2013/dance-2013-programs/leslie-merrill/ or visit http://www.lesliemerrill.net
Next up on the menu is four-time Boulder Fringe Encore Award winner square product theatre, presenting the return of Kelsie Huff’s solo hit “Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy.” Starring the always hilarious Kelsie Huff, who resides in Chicago, “Bruiser” is filled with engaging storytelling about an awkward young girl’s transition into an awkward adult. “Huff animates her 60-minute solo show with an elastic face and a striking gaze…a wicked sense of timing and knack for surprise.” -Chicago Reader. Also playing at The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theatre. For more information about “Brusier” visit http://www.boulderfringe.com/programs/2013/theater-2013-programs/square-product-theatre-5/ and square product theatre visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, to keep up with the one-woman-show vibe, Shana Cordon presents “Dancing With Demons”, a multi-character performance where heroes, villains, innocents and vixens duke it out to have their voices be heard. This contemporary fairytale is sure to take you on a comedic, haunting and, at times, dark journey. “Dancing With Demons” contains physical theatre, an original sound score, and also adult themes and language. After receiving rave reviews at the Seattle Fringe Festival and Fresno’s Rogue Festival, Cordon comes home to the Boulder to perform in...where? You guessed it! The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theatre! For more information on the show visit http://www.boulderfringe.com/programs/2013/theater-2013-programs/shana-cordon-oculus-theater/ or go to www.oculustheater.org.
These are just a sampling of the deliciousness the Boulder International Fringe Festival has to offer! To find out more about these shows and many many more visit www.boulderfringe.com