Rochester Fringe announces 2018 dates, expansion

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival keeps on growing. Organizers on Thursday announced that the 2017 Fringe was its largest event so far.

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Fringe 2017: What we want to see again

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, which wrapped its sixth year on Saturday, was a 10-day rush of arts overload. With around 500 performances, tens of thousands of people came through downtown Rochester for dance, theater, music, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary performances — and some shows that just can't be easily classified.

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Fringe Street Beat gives dancers a platform

The East Main Street end of Gibbs was packed and buzzing with energy on Saturday as almost 200 people gathered for Fringe Street Beat.

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Becca reviews 'Out of Sync' and 'Antigone'

Before Charles Miller commenced his multimedia performance piece, “Out of Sync: Abstractions,” at the Little Theatre on Saturday night, he told the gathered audience that the soundscapes were all prior compositions, while the accompanying visualizations projected on the big screen would be improvisational. Miller created the visual stream by cutting acetate into strips and applying paint, then scanning these strips and turning them into looping clips.

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Kathy reviews 'Really Rosie' and 'Merged V'

There truly is something for everyone at Fringe. And that includes kids.

Rochester Fringe Festival

Becca reviews 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' 'Childhood/The Lottery,' and 'Anatomy of a Black Man'

Masquer’s Drama Club/Dangerous Signs’s creative retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart" at The Little kicked off my Friday night. This team does an amazing job — Fringe 2016 was my first time seeing the group, when it presented "Hands Full of Shakespeare."

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