Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe http://wrti.org en Private Citizens in Public Perfomances at Philly Live Arts Festival http://wrti.org/post/private-citizens-public-perfomances-philly-live-arts-festival <p>Inspired by Edinburgh’s renowned Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s version took root in 1997.&nbsp; Over the next several weeks, &nbsp;galleries, bars, and public plazas will be among the ordinary spaces turned into venues for experimental performing arts.&nbsp; Some people are also transforming - stepping away from their day jobs and out of their comfort zones.&nbsp;</p><p>WRTI’s Susan Lewis takes a broad look at the festival and a close up on how one Live Arts show is turning ordinary people into dancers.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:54:55 +0000 Susan Lewis 4409 at http://wrti.org Private Citizens in Public Perfomances at Philly Live Arts Festival On The Cutting Edge: 2012 Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe http://wrti.org/post/cutting-edge-2012-live-arts-festival-and-philly-fringe <p>Philadelphia's annual two-part festival of experimental performing arts kicks off in venues around the city this week. While the wide open, unvetted Fringe Festival has nearly 150 works by mostly Philadelphia artists, the curated Live Arts Festival includes 16 works selected from the local, national and international scene, with shows coming from as far away as Australia and Japan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:11:15 +0000 Susan Lewis 4344 at http://wrti.org On The Cutting Edge: 2012 Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Philly Fringe Jumpstart Festival http://wrti.org/post/philly-fringe-jumpstart-festival <p>Jumpstart is a new, three-day showcase from Philadelphia Live Arts for emerging artists in the field of live performance art. WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter&nbsp;speaks&nbsp;with&nbsp;Craig Peterson, director of the&nbsp;Philly Fringe&nbsp;about <a href="http://www.livearts-fringe.org/jumpstart.cfm" target="_blank"><strong>Jumpstart.</strong></a></p> Sat, 26 May 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 3910 at http://wrti.org Philly Fringe Jumpstart Festival Xavier Le Roy's Contemporary Music Concert--Carillons in the Philadelphia Region http://wrti.org/post/xavier-le-roys-contemporary-music-concert-carillons-philadelphia-region <p>David Patrick Stearns explores choreographer Xavier Le Roy's <i>More Mouvements fur Lachenmann</i>, a Philadelphia Live Arts Festival presentation.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia region's vast wealth of carillons and the musicians who make them chime.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:38:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2612 at http://wrti.org Xavier Le Roy's Contemporary Music Concert--Carillons in the Philadelphia Region Philly Fringe Focus on Experimental Theater--Baltic Composers--Mountaineer Conrad Anker http://wrti.org/post/philly-fringe-focus-experimental-theater-baltic-composers-mountaineer-conrad-anker <p>Susan Lewis considers various experimental theater productions in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary now showing at the Franklin Institute.</p> Sat, 04 Sep 2010 18:21:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Jim Cotter 2406 at http://wrti.org Philly Fringe Focus on Experimental Theater--Baltic Composers--Mountaineer Conrad Anker Tony Bennett Profile--Philadelphia Live Arts Festival--Rooftop Murals By Stephen Powers http://wrti.org/post/tony-bennett-profile-philadelphia-live-arts-festival-rooftop-murals-stephen-powers <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Tony Bennett. The legendary crooner performs at the Mann Center on August 28th, 2010.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.</p> <p>And Jim Cotter takes a ride on the El in West Philadelphia with artist Stephen Powers to view his <i>Love Letter</i>, a series of 50 rooftop murals.</p> Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:47:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2404 at http://wrti.org Tony Bennett Profile--Philadelphia Live Arts Festival--Rooftop Murals By Stephen Powers The State of Local Arts--Art of Nandalal Bose--Kutztown Folk Festival--Composer Harry Donald Hewitt http://wrti.org/post/state-local-arts-art-nandalal-bose-kutztown-folk-festival-composer-harry-donald-hewitt <p>Jim Cotter hosts a round-table discussion recorded at the Kimmel Center. The panelists are Kimmel Center President and CEO Ann Ewers, Philadelphia Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Sara Garonzik, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Producing Director Nick Stuccio, and Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 18:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1988 at http://wrti.org The State of Local Arts--Art of Nandalal Bose--Kutztown Folk Festival--Composer Harry Donald Hewitt