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April Scratch Night

Event organized by Fringearts

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Our long running works-in-progress series, falling on the first Monday of every month, continues!

Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. Join us onstage afterward for $2 beers and seltzer and hang out with the artists!

This month's performances:

Chaos Theory by Jessica Creane
Chaos Theory is what math would be if math were a full contact sport coached by your socially anxious high school calculus teacher. This lecture/experiment on the nature of order, chaos, and theories is one in a series of work-in-progress explorations of gamified thought experiments.

Oh, The People You’ll Duck! by Kris Raghavan
This is the beginning of an epic/verse-narrative long poem. It’s a story depicting the highs-and-lows of navigating app-based dating in our contemporary society, narrated by a shady snake-oil salesman type. Think “Cat in the Hat” meets “A Picture of Dorian Grey.” Expect a relatable and whimsical tale of hedonism in the form of satirical black comedy.

In the Light by Vervet Dance, Directed by Loren Groenendaal
Vervet Dance presents their semi-composed music/dance performance, In the Light directed by Loren Groenendaal. This performance lasts all day, from sunrise to sunset, occurring once a season for varying amounts of daylight. The performers will be performing and not performing, exploring natural rhythms of themselves, this community, and the earth with the sun. In the durational work, the audience is invited to compose their own experience, observe or not, and to come and go.

KLANG: Edentia for soprano sax and tape by Analog Arts
An excerpt from Karlheinz Stockhausen’s KLANG, taken from the 20th “Hour,” or composition, from this 21-piece work. A complete performance of this all day, 14-hour epic will take place at FringeArts April 7th and 8th. This sprawling, multi-disciplinary work charts the journey of the soul from the body into the afterlife, and is a fitting capstone to Stockhausen’s massive career.

60 minutes
Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation
Cover photo: Chaos Theory by Jessica Creane