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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Announces Dance & Movement Theater Highlights

Dates:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:00pm

16th Annual Festival Runs August 10 - 26, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, ron@spincyclenyc.com

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
Announces Dance & Movement Theater Highlights
16th Annual Festival Runs August 10 - 26, 2012

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest
multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 16th Annual
Festival August 10 - 26, 2012. FringeNYC will offer programming by
190 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies
in 20 venues in Lower Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000
people, FringeNYC is New York City’s 5th largest cultural event (just
behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New
York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). A complete lineup of
shows is available at www.FringeNYC.org.

FringeNYC shows run 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on
weekends. Tickets are 5 in advance/ 8 at the door, available
beginning July 20 at www.FringeNYC.org or 866-468.7619. Discount
passes for multiple shows will also available. For more information
visit www.FringeNYC.org.

Dance and movement theater highlights of the 2012 festival are as follows:

Asylum
Uprock (of Nashville, TN)
Choreographer: Ed Esco
Hip-hop theatre company Uprock presents a twisted, social justice
choreodrama of an asylum's residents; exploring their haunted pasts
and discovering what extremes they will go to for freedom. Get
committed. 75m.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); FRI 10 @ 5:15; MON 13 @ 7:15; WED 15 @ 2; FRI
17 @ 7:30; SAT 18 @ 3:45
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Being Becoming
Malini Srinivasan and Dancers (of Queens NY)
Choreographer: Malini Srinivasan
She puts on her make-up and becomes a classical Bharatanatyam dancer.
With each dazzling gesture she transforms into a playful child,
forlorn lover, or Ardhanariswara: half-man, half-woman. Join us on a
journey where gestures create and each of us transforms. 75m.
The White Box at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place
& East 4th Street); SAT 11 @ 2:30; FRI 17 @ 6:15; SUN 19 @ 9:15; TUE
21 @ 2; THU 23 @ 9:15; FRI 24 @ 7
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Cobu - Knockin' on the cool earth
Cobu Inc. (of New York, NY & Tokyo, Japan)
Choreographer: Yako Miyamoto
2011 TheaterMania Audience Favorites Award Winner. All Japanese girl
group, playing Japanese "Taiko" drums with funky Hip-Hop style, mixing
traditional and new. Cobu's founder is Yako Miyamoto, from hit Stomp,
and Hollywood's new movie "Cobu 3D". Feel the heartbeat. 90m.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); FRI 10 @ 9; SAT 11 @ 1:45; MON 13 @ 9:15; TUE
14 @ 3:30; SAT 18 @ 5:45
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Contrasts
Richard Bovnoczki and Dana Cavaleru (of Bucharest, Romania)
Pantomime. Dance. Original stage vocabulary. Stories that make you
laugh or cry. Two Romanian actors revealing contrasts. An ever
changing imaginary set. Several European Awards. "If Tom and Jerry saw
this show they would have reasons to be envious." 60m.
HERE (145 Sixth Avenue between 6th Avenue and Varick -- enter on
Dominick Street); WED 15 @ 8; THU 16 @ 4:15; SAT 18 @ 6; SUN 19 @
8:15; TUE 21 @ 7; THU 23 @ 7
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Oasis- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Middle East but
were afraid to dance
NY2Dance (of New York, NY)
Choreographer: Nejla Y. Yatkin
Using dance, images, spoken word and video, "Oasis" looks through the
prism of desert/oasis and magical/real to explore issues of identity,
veiling, torture and spirituality, moving through what is familiar and
what is imagined. 75m.
Theatre 80; SAT 18 @ 7; SUN 19 @ 3:45; WED 22 @ 3; THU 23 @ 2; SUN 26 @ 1
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Orphan Train
Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (of Brooklyn, NY)
Choreographer: Marla A. Hirokawa
Beginning in 1854, 150,000 abandoned and neglected children boarded
trains bound for the new West in search of a HOME. Follow Charles
Brace as he crafts a future for Bessie, Mamie and sisters Susie and
Dorothy. This is their story. 75m.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); SAT 11 @ 7:30; THU 16 @ 3:45*; FRI 17 @ 5:30;
SAT 18 @ NOON
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Pare
Robin Neveu Brown Dance (of Brooklyn, NY)
He is power. Control. Electricity. She is visceral. Fluid. Resilient.
A volatile love story - haunting in its realism, fueled by a gritty
soundscape and permeated by vivid snapshots of persistent, plaguing
memories. A real-life couple illustrates how movement and theatre
marry. 55m.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); SAT 11 @ 9:30; WED 15 @ 9:15; FRI 17 @ 3:45;
SAT 18 @ 2; SUN 19 @ 3:30
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Pink Milk
White Elephant (of Chicago, IL)
Choreographer: Brandon Powers & ensemble
Movement, nosebleeds, electronica, and a talking daisy. Lonely gay
genius Alan Turing builds robots to replace his lost love. PINK MILK,
inspired by the father of Computer Science, explodes themes of
creation, destruction and eternal love. 1h 40m.
The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street Between Lafayette and
Bowery); FRI 10 @ 9; SUN 12 @ 4:15; WED 15 @ 2; SAT 18 @ 9; SUN 19 @ 2
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Saharava: A Ritualized Dance-Opera
Choreographer: Andre Megerdichian (of New York, NY)
A primitive and raw theatrical ritual combining dance and wordless
song. The one-act narrative follows the journey of the Fool through
the Major Arcana of the Tarot. This immersive, inter-disciplinary
event gives rise to the genre 'Dance-Opera'. 60m.
Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place between 1st & 2nd Avenues); FRI 10 @ 5;
SUN 12 @ 1; TUE 14 @ 2:30; WED 15 @ 7:45; FRI 24 @ 7:15
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Simplemente Flamenco
Choreographer: Marina Elana and Rebeca Tomás (of New York, NY)
The intoxicating world of flamenco erupts in this sensual, powerful
and passionate event. Enjoy their seductive rhythms, bold moves and
pulsating music as you scream “Olé!” 45m.
The Living Theatre (21 Clinton St. between Houston and Stanton); FRI
17 @ 6; SUN 19 @ 7; FRI 24 @ 4; SAT 25 @ 4:30; SUN 26 @ 2
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The Knocking Within
ANIKAI Dance Theater (India & Boston, MA)
Choreographer: Wendy Jehlen and Pradhuman Nayak
"The Knocking Within" draws on Shakespeare's tragedies to create a
portrait of two lovers and the nightmares that plague them. The
characters weave text in English, Hindi and American Sign Language and
movement from Bharatanatyam to Capoeira to West-African dance. 1h.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); SAT 11 @ 5:45; MON 13 @ 5:30; TUE 14 @ 7:30;
THU 16 @ 2; FRI 17 @ 9:30
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We Have Been Here Before
Yin Yue Dance Company (of New York, NY)
We Have Been Here Before is a dance deals with past, present and
future. it explores composition, movement vocabulary and dynamic in
dance in a highly structured form. 60m.
The New School for Drama Theatre (151 Bank Street between West Street
and Washington Street); FRI 10 @ 7:15; SAT 11 @ NOON; TUE 14 @ 5:45;
WED 15 @ 7:30; FRI 17 @ 2

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership
of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City
became the 7th US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle,
Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. In
its first 15 years FringeNYC has presented nearly 3000 performing
groups representing every US state and every continent, prompting
Switzerland's national daily, New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC
as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” The festival
has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway
transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater
productions including Urinetown, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21
Dog Years, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical,
Matt & Ben, Bash'd, and The Irish Curse, and as well as movies (WTC
View, Armless) and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). In November
2007, FringeNYC was honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the
Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture.

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