2013 Rochester Fringe Festival

2013 Rochester Fringe Festival

 Little Theatre is proud to be a First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival venue from September 19-28. For the second consecutive year, the Little is partnering with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on an eclectic line-up of performances to be held at the Theatre. Fringe facilitates an open environment so artists and performers can stage their work, gaining them recognition they might not otherwise receive. As a purveyor of American independent and foreign films, the Little Theatre proudly works with several festivals and cultural organizations throughout the year, and the Fringe’s diverse program provides the sort of community engagement that helps advance the Little's mission.
 
SHOWS HOSTED BY THE LITTLE
 
Emerging Artists
The Little Café
September 20 - 28
FREE
RIT’s Emerging Artists features new pieces by recent RIT alumni. Artwork will be selected by RIT artists Joseph Tarantelli and Michael Tarantelli.
 
The Beauty of Rochester
The Little Café
September 20 - 28
FREE
This series of watercolors presents the beautiful landscapes and buildings of the city of Rochester. The goal is to share a beautiful, rich territory with both visitors and current Rochester residents.
 
Eight Beat Measure
The Little Café

Saturday, September 28 at 3 p.m.
FREE
Experience music in a whole new way with Eight Beat Measure, RIT’s premier a cappella group. Musical selections span many periods and genres, guaranteeing that audiences will hear songs that they know and love. Eight Beat is known for its energetic and entertaining performances, so don’t miss this unique and exciting musical experience!
 

 
Al Biles and GenJam
The Little Café

Friday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m.
FREE
Al Biles and GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound all that fringy. Well, the music may be straight ahead, but the band is far-out. Al (a human trumpet player) and GenJam (the Genetic Jammer) improvise on tunes ranging from swing and bop to Latin and pop. Al and GenJam listen and reply to each other, but since GenJam is computer software that evolves its musical ideas in real time, it’s spontaneous, responsive, and definitely on the fringe.
 
Kinect the Dots
Theatre 1

Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
$10
Kinect the Dots is a collaboration between RIT Projection Artists and FuturPointe Dancers. Improvised dance moves are tracked and integrated into improvised projections. Then, at the end of the performance, members of the audience are invited to join in.
 
Dangerous Signs
Theatre 1

Friday, September 27 at 8:30 p.m.
FREE
Dangerous Signs uses a mix of spoken and sign language poetry to create pieces that are comedic, serious, musical or tell a story.
 
Wild Nights/Play That Funky Music
The Little Café

Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
FREE
The Galileo Band is all about singing and dancing. They have a song for every generation – from Bill Haley and the Comets to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars – and invite each generation to sing and dance with them. “You ought to be having fun,” as Tower of Power says, so put on your dancing shoes, clap your hands to the songs you know and love, and have some fun.
 

 RIT Player LIne
Theatre 1

Saturday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
FREE
Line is Israel Horovitz’s one-act play about five people waiting in line for an event, who battle to get to the front while confronting one other about various issues. This absurdist drama is brought to you by the RIT Players, a student group that performs all kinds of productions (24-hour shows, variety shows, plays and musicals) on the RIT campus.
 
Elekriti Fusion Band
Theatre 1
Saturday, September 28 at 9 p.m.
Elekriti Fusion Band features Craig Snyder on guitar, Lloyd Milburn on bass, and Frank Quaggs on drums.
 
Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation
Theatre 1
Saturday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation is a TED Talks-like, audience-participatory presentation and performance by RIT assistant professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies Department, Thomas Warfield. This world-renowned Rochester dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, director, producer, educator, activist and poet will address the inspiration, creation and impact of dance and pedestrian movement on our daily lives.
 
RIT Ukulele Club Performance
The Little Café
Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m.
FREE
The RIT Ukulele Club performs a variety of musical styles and genres. Founded in November of 2012, the club also works toward spreading ukulele knowledge throughout the Rochester community.
Visit rochesterfringe.com for more details!