Broken Rhythms Picks For FRINGE 2018 (Dancers choice)

Broken Rhythms has enjoyed touring the Fringe circuit over the years and we specifically love the Victoria Fringe festival.This year we wanted to share our picks for the Victoria Fringe 2018 and encourage everyone to get out and enjoy as many shows as possible!!

Fringe kicks off on Wednesday August 22 with the Fringe Eve Preview in Centennial Square from 3 – 9pm.

PARA DOS POINTETANGO

Direct from Argentina, PointeTango dance company brings its latest show Para Dos – For Two! to Victoria. Immerse yourself in the music of Buenos Aires and be swept away by spectacular lifts, graceful ballet, and the passion of Argentine tango.

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DATES: Aug 23, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018

LOCATION: Metro Studio Theatre (Fringe Venue 3)

CREATED: Alexander Richardson

ADVANCE PRICE: All Seats $11 + s/c

DURATION: 45 mins

GENRE: Contemporary dance

COUNTRY: Montreal, QC

About the artist/company

PointeTango is a unique dance company directed by choreographer, Alexander Richardson and created with lead dancer, Erin Scott-Kafadar. Pushing new boundaries of dance, PointeTango combines the intimacy of Argentine tango with the precision of classical ballet to create a new dance vocabulary.

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LA PALABRA EN EL TIEMPO PALABRA FLAMENCO

With bold rhythm and improvisation, Palabra Flamenco presents fierce dance, live guitar, troubled song, and English-language poetry – a grief and praise that soak their way to dark corners. How to confront what’s buried? Hold death near, affirming life? This myth-inflected encounter honours what we’ve lost, what we’re going to lose. “Sexy, uncomfortable… incredible” (Audience member, PeekFest) Palabra-1008

CREATED: Denise Yeo, Garth Martens, Gareth Owen, Veronica Maguire

LOCATION: Metro Studio Theatre (Fringe Venue 3)

DATES: Aug 22, 2018 – Sep 2, 201

ADVANCE PRICE: All Seats $11 + s/c

DURATION: 60 mins

GENRE: Literary Flamenco Theatre

COUNTRY: Victoria, Bc

About the artist/company
Palabra Flamenco combines traditional flamenco with English-language poetry. Artistic director Denise Yeo is a professional flamenco dance soloist and palmera. Poet Garth Martens, winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, has published Prologue for the Age of Consequence (Anansi), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Guitarist Gareth Owen has collaborated with acclaimed flamenco artists from Spain and North America, and recorded two albums, Gareth Owen Flamenco Guitar and El Cobre. Singer Veronica Maguire co-founded Alma de España. For her 45-year career, she is the winner the Canada Council of the Arts’ prestigious Jacqueline Lemieux Award.

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KITT & JANE: AN INTERACTIVE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE NEAR-POST-APOCALYPTIC FUTURE

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NEW DIRECTOR’S CUT! ★★★★★ “ABSOLUTELY GENIUS. Flawless comedic timing, dynamic physicality, and a beautiful and complex friendship.” – NewOttawaCritics. Two fourteen-year-olds hijack their school assembly and train their classmates to survive the coming apocalypse. A poignant exploration of the world today’s youth are inheriting, and how they’re willing to fight for it. Sequel to INTERSTELLAR ELDER(★★★★★ – StarPhoenix) and LITTLE ORANGE MAN (★★★★★ – VueWeekly).

DATES: Aug 23, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018

LOCATION: Langham Court Theatre (Fringe Venue 5)

CREATED: Kathleen Greenfield, Ingrid Hansen, & Rod Peter Jr

ADVANCE PRICE: All Seats $11 + s/c

DURATION: 75 mins

RATING: All ages

GENRE: Apocalypse Survival Guide

COUNTRY: Toronto, ON

KATHLEEN GREENFIELD is the Co-Artistic Director of SNAFU, and this summer is directing the Victoria premiere of Conchord Floral with Theatre SKAM. She’s also collaborating with William Head on Stage for their fall prison play, The Crossroads.

ROD PETER JR is an Actor, Host, Writer, and Comedian, co-creator of TK 421 Is Dead and a founding member of the Atomic Vaudeville Cabaret.

INGRID HANSEN is the other Co-Artistic Director of SNAFU, and Co-creator of Interstellar Elder, Little Orange Man, and The Merkin Sisters.

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THE BOY IN THE CHRYSALIS

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The Boy in the Chrysalis tells the story of a broken-hearted man—a grade school teacher by day, a drag queen by night—whose relationship has recently ended. Faced with the banality of everyday existence, this man does what he can to escape from his apartment, his routine—and his life. His story is a portrait of loneliness, compassion, and the fragile power of the imagination. hapaxtheatre.com 

HAPAX THEATRE

DATES: Aug 23, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018

LOCATION: Langham Court Theatre (Fringe Venue 5)

CREATED: Liam Monaghan

ADVANCE PRICE: Regular $11/ St & Sr $9 + s/c

DURATION: 40 mins

RATING: PG 14+: Coarse language

GENRE: Dramatic Monologue

COUNTRY: Victoria, BC

About the artist/company
hapax theatre (formerly Jarvolution Theatre) was formed in 2014 by Heather Jarvie and Chad Laidlaw in Victoria, BC. We believe that magic happens in a theatre. We believe that through exceptional storytelling, an artist can touch a person’s life. We believe that theatre can open minds, and encourage dialogue around ideas and beliefs. We believe that providing an encouraging, challenging space will help artists create their best art.

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**Broken Rhythms Victoria supports all fringe performances. We usually focus on movement based Fringe shows and Victoria companies that we have worked with. We would love any feedback brokenrhythmsvictoria@gmail.com.