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The Ark

On Demand

Imagine: you have been isolated in a huge, dark, space full of all kinds of animals – the sounds, the smells, the desire to escape. You open the hatch and emerge from darkness into the light of day. As you look around, you see nothing but an endless expanse of water. How would you feel? What would you do? Noah and his family enter this long journey into the unknown. Experience 50 minutes of family entertainment. A musical triumph!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Don't Stand Up!

On Demand

"Don't Stand Up! A Zoom Comedy," written and directed by Amy Losi, won The Spirit of the 2020 Hartford Fringe Festival, Excellence in Directing, and Best Ensemble. Audiences raved: "laugh-out- loud funny," "very clever," "so much fun," "great performances," and "like Noises Off Zoom style." An amateur theatre group and director (with a short fuse and tall drinking problem) have three days to rehearse and perform a new play over Zoom. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Length: 41 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Feather Moves

On Demand

Exercise. Imagine. Create. PUSH Physical Theatre's "Feather Moves" is a movement class led by Artistic Director Heather Stevenson ("Feather"), a teaching artist for 25 years. Grab some comfy clothes and join her in your classroom or living room. Gain physical skills, stimulate imagination, and realize the joy in movement.

  • Length: 27 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

The Fixer

On Demand

"The Fixer" is a mother's journey with her daughter born with Cerebral Palsy from birth to age 18. Purky travels with her daughter through a maze of conventional and unconventional therapies, schools, and doctors – some standard, some hysterically funny. "The Fixer" also addresses Purky's struggle with addiction in grappling with the diagnosis of CP and a future with a very different path for her and her daughter. The ending is a triumph, both for Purky and her daughter.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

A Journey to the Music of the East

On Demand

Dibyarka Chatterjee (Tabla) and Satyaki Dutta (Sarod) will bring forth the flavor of India through its music. The pounding heart of traditional Indian classical music is ornamented by the melodic framework called Raga. In this show, we will present you the majestic evening Raga: Rageshree. Sit back, relax, and travel back in time to the ancient past, to a world of moods and perception.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

The Night Shift

On Demand

A fantasy circus-arts film conceived and performed by Bird’s Eye View Circus staff, "The Night Shift" follows the family-friendly adventures of a custodian who loses his way and finds himself lost in another dimension. Enjoy physical theatre, aerial acrobatics, juggling, combat, and much more as he searches for a way back home.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

NO HOME BUT THE HEART: An Assembly of Memories

On Demand

Daystar/Rosalie Jones has written and choreographed a dance-drama based on her mother’s stories dating from the 1837 Northern Plains Smallpox Epidemic. Four generations of women tell of 150 years of government interventions causing the breakdown and resettlement of native peoples of the US and Canada. Despite cultural disruption and loss of land, the people survived. If you missed seeing this production in past years, here is your chance to see it virtually! Local dancer/actors are featured. facebook.com/DaystarIndianAmerica/

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

Opera is MAD!

On Demand

It's been a hell of a year for artists and audiences alike. Let’s sing about it! Your local opera collective, ROCopera, presents: "Opera is MAD," featuring the best opera has to offer: arias filled with rage, torment, and ecstasy. We'll perform moving interpretations of popular favorites and hidden gems by Mozart, Handel, Verdi, and more. "Opera is MAD" will take you on an emotional journey, and hopefully – by the end – we'll all feel a bit better! https://cash.app/$ROCopera

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

ROCeltic: A Poet's Song and Dance

On Demand

A collection of original compositions and choreographic works based on Irish poetry, “ROCeltic: A Poet’s Song and Dance” celebrates Irish heritage past, present, and future through music and dance. Striving to break down barriers between genres, these collaborative creations are progressive but have a traditional foundation. This multidisciplinary show will surely excite, intrigue, and captivate artists and audiences of all ages. Venmo: @BriBlairKell333

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Three Tiny Traumas

On Demand

Expanding on her 2020 Rochester Fringe Festival videos, visual artist Martha Schermerhorn further explores the human psyche with small stories of loss and longing. “Lady in White” is a personal take on the local legend of the woman said to haunt Durand Eastman Park. What you wanted and denied yourself is the theme of the journey undertaken in “Heartsick.” Finally, the stream-of-consciousness in words and images of “Lockdown Breakdown” offers a quarantine soliloquy with which almost anyone can identify.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Breathe

September 14th at 12:00pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) invites the public to experience BREATHE by Ong Siraphisut. This monumental artwork functions as large-scale, text-based mural and also reflects the image of the surrounding environment: grass, trees, the church, the street, pedestrians, traffic, and skies. These dual functions blend the background and the viewer into a field of mirrored geometry while also chanting the hidden mantra: “breathe.”

  • Length: 10 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Side Lawn
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Complimentary Heckling

September 14th at 5:30pm

Watch out! If she catches you strutting your stuff around the Fringe, you're likely to get heckled... with compliments! Complimentary Heckling by Crackerjack is back. Will she get you? We sure hope so!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Spoken Word

An evening with Sam Nitsch

September 14th at 7:30pm

Sam Nitsch is a performer specializing in the fusion of diverse musical styles and techniques. After beginning his career as a violinist, Nitsch developed a distinct voice through the exploration and inclusion of multiple instruments and technology into his music. Emerging from the Rochester music scene in 2015, Nitsch has played more than 100 venues throughout the Northeast. In concert, Nitsch loops violin, bass, drums, vocals, and electric and acoustic ukuleles to cover an eclectic library from decades past.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Music Hall of Fame
  • Genre: Music

BIODANCE/Elemental Forces

September 14th at 8:00pm

BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith, Dave Rivello Ensemble, and W. Michelle Harris collaboratively create a multi-sensory performance, premiering an interwoven tapestry of dance, sound, and media influenced by natural elements and forces now catapulting beyond human control. This all-new follow-up to sold-out shows from Fringes past will dynamically consider climate catastrophe as it parallels rising human-to-human conflicts in our world, looking to humanity for a future of hope.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Wild Gestures Dance: A Compilation of Repertory

September 15th at 6:00pm

This evening-length performance is a compilation of contemporary dance repertory. With highly gestural and energetic movement vocabulary, Zoe Walders showcases choreographic works that she has been creating over the past three years from Brooklyn to Rochester. The show features seven Rochester dancers: Amya Brice, Zachary Frazee, Elizabeth Kaltenbach, Wynton Rice, Solange Rodrigues, Erika Ruegemer, and Zoe Walders.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Dance

And One More For The Road

September 15th at 7:00pm

On April 20, 1993 at the Rochester War Memorial, a legend made one more stand: Frank Sinatra. Daniel Henry recreates the sounds of this “moving and magical evening” as he presents the 16 songs that Sinatra sang that night. Sinatra’s choices for this concert ranged across his career and demonstrated respect for his fans. Daniel Henry will bring a shimmer, with grace and humility, to the great legend whose career spanned more than five decades.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 15th at 7:00pm

Attendees will get a rare glimpse and insight into Garth Fagan Dance as it reemerges despite the time of Covid. Meet new dancers performing perennial audience favorite, "Prelude." Enjoy excerpts of "Landscape for 10;" Garth Fagan’s tribute to Frederick Douglass, "The North Star;" and a work-in-progress by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance Rehearsal Director Norwood “PJ” Pennewell. Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Ass't. Rehearsal Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper. Program subject to change.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance

Womba Africa Drumming and Dance

September 15th at 7:00pm

Womba Africa is a cultural drum and dance group formed in the town of Nungua. The members are part of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana, a tribe with a very rich history and culture quite distinct from other major ethnic groups. The Womba Africa band typically performs in the Ga language.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Italian Job (1969)

September 15th at 7:45pm

(PG, 1969, Peter Collinson, 100 mins.) The classic British comedy! Charlie (Sir Michael Caine) is out of jail and on the make, with a plan for the heist of the century. Aided by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward), Charlie attempts to lift $4 million from under the noses of the Turin Polizei. Stars Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Tony Beckley, and Margaret Blye.

  • Length: 100 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

FEELS: A Global Emotions Visualizer

September 16th at 1:00pm

With so much disturbing and strange news across social media, how is there so much joy? "FEELS" gathers and visualizes emotional data from a Twitter API and manifests as a viewer-interactive and digital/sculptural installation. Created by Valholo/Jake Adams.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Art Space: RIT City Art Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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