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Houston Fringe Festival Returns to East End Houston for Ninth Year

Houston Fringe Festival Returns to East End Houston for Ninth Year

The 2016 Houston Fringe Festival is a 5-day celebration of independent performing arts by performers from the Bayou City and beyond. This year marks the ninth year of the festival, as well as an all-new format. Previously, the festival was held across three different venues in Houston’s historic East End; this year all shows will be held at the newly named Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theater). The new round-robin format promises a more comprehensive festival format and allows for greater interaction between audiences members and participants.

This year’s lineup features a diverse line-up of performers representing a wide range of disciplines, including circus arts, original drama, narrative dance, ballet folklorico, musical comedy, postmodern dance, butoh, and poetry-based theater.

Dates: August 24-28, 2015
Locations: The Pilot on Navigation, 5102 Navigation Boulevard, Houston TX 77011
Tickets: $10 per individual performance/ $40 5 show pass/$80 All festival pass.
Anything Goes – $15 presale
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Other Fringe Happenings:

Opening Night Party August 24 at 9:30pm – The 2016 Houston Fringe Festival opens with the premier of Exposed by Cirque La Vie (7:30 pm) and Harold Trotter’s Can’t Keep Waiting (9:00 pm). After you catch a show at the Pilot on Navigation, enjoy live music by Ryan Adams Wells out on the Pilot patio! Get a chance to mingle with the cast of Cirque La Vie and other fringe performers!

Anything Goes August 28 at 8:00pm – The Houston Fringe Festival’s signature closing event includes ten-minute-or-less work by some of Houston’s most treasured performers. Line-up includes performances by Heather VonReichbauer’s Bones and Memory Dance, Felicia Thomas, Cori Capetillo, Ryan Adams Wells, Ayokunle Falomo, Emily Roy Sayre, Holding Space Dance Collective, and more!

Photo: Heather VonReichbauer’s Dark Water, a piece that will be presented in Anything Goes, the festival’s signature closing program which features ten-minute works by some of the city’s leading artists. Photo credit: Amy Smith; Musician: William VonReichbauer; Dancers: Anna Clare Harris, Holly Moran, Zhane Tomlinson, and Adam Castaneda.

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