Sunday, August 30, 2009

Experience Long Island........for the FIRST time

A Taste of Long Island and Beyond

A little tapas for the senses is poised for the picking as you are invited to Experience Long Island 2009 this fall on September 25 26 27. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your daily routine, Experience Long Island is here at Tilles Center on the C.W.Post Campus of Long Island University. Autumn will never be the same after you Experience Long Island on the fringe. See past and present Poet Laureates from Nassau & Suffolk Counties saying what’s on their minds on “The Isle of Words”, have an interactive demonstration of pulling molten glass by Colby Glass and witness a human challenge in the person of Zafar Gill from Pakistan breaking his own Guinness World Record. Relax with an Art Walk through the “Inner Ring” Art Exhibit in Tilles Center and a sculpture “hunt” with works from festival artists and the Hillwood Art Museum. The Atrium will be transformed into the “Mall of Imagination” so you may purchase memorabilia from and vote for your favorite fringing artists.

A $5 Admission bracelet will be your entry to purchase tickets for any of these daytime performances on Saturday or Sunday. Prices range from free to $10. You may buy tickets by going to Tilles Center website: or grab an order form to FAX or snail mail or call 516-299-3100 or drop by and visit the box office. We have so many ways to get tickets that you have no excuse, but if you need more convincing; each evening will culminate in a performance on Tilles mainstage.

All Tilles Center, mainstage, evening, performance tickets are $20 - $40.

Friday September 25, start at 7PM with the jazz stylings of the Steve Adelson Stick Tet & special guest Rachel Z, “A Series of Transitions” with the dance theatrics of Just Left of Center, “Ocean Dreams” is pianist Jane Leslies musical visions combined with the vocal stylings of Kara Cornell, and the solo show, “Decades Apart- Reflections of Three Gay Men” from Rick Pulos.

On Saturday September 26, starting again at 7PM we will present, “Songs Unplugged + Unrecorded” by Singer/Songwriter Eden White, “Divergence” modern dance by Circle of Dance Repertory Company, “The Neon Man and Me”. as seen on PBS, performed by Slash Coleman and the rousing Spanish dance of “Por Callejeros” from Pasion Flamenca.

Our closing performance on Sunday September 27at 3PM will feature the “Floyd Explosion” with the 12 member Suck it Easy Band,the Post Concert Dance Company featuring the choreography of company graduates Gina Allis and Christine Guglia, the uninhibited dance theater of Mad Cap Dance and the musings of renaissance man Jay Jii.

Three days of amazing entertainment for less than the price of one Broadway show.
Enjoy great emerging and professional performers for an incredible value at an
event whose time has come. Be there as we unveil the talent at your doorstep.

For more information call - Tilles Box Office 516-299-3100

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Monday, July 13, 2009

There can only be one first...

Just to refresh.
This is the latest update about Experience Long Island.
It is 73 days until the festival.

Tickets are on sale and selling well. I am very pleased and excited. The performers are all charged up. We were having an interesting encounter with ticketmaster, but hopefully, that is cleared up.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts hosts “Fr _ _ g * 2009 - Experience Long Island,” a three-day event in the great tradition of the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Produced by The Artists Group, this is a one-of-a-kind showcase for innovative music, dance, theater and visual art that highlights the work of many of Long Island’s most creative visual and performing artists.

The festival will be held at Tilles Center and at other venues on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

September 25, 26, 27, 2009.

“Fr _ _ g * 2009 - Experience Long Island” is a trip... into the world of muse. A feast for the senses, every creative discipline is presented at venues ringing the fringe of our mainstage, Tilles Center.

Grab this opportunity to taste dance, music, poetry and song, to drink in the spirit of form and space during a weekend devoted to art on the edge.

The festival opens Friday night, September 25 with a Tilles Center mainstage show featuring Steve Adelson Stick-Tet.

Highlights on Saturday, September 26 include performances at seven venues plus four mainstage shows, one featuring vocalist Eden White in 40, a new musical.

Sunday, September 27 is no less packed with artistic excitement. In addition to performances in seven venues throughout the day, the festival finale on the Tilles Center mainstage stars The Suck It Easy Band in Floyd Explosion.

Tickets are immediately available for Tilles Center mainstage.
Tickets for the other performances of “Experience Long Island”
go on sale July 31.

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TILLESCHARGE @ 516-299-3100

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

There can only be one First

Tilles Center will open its 09-10 season by hosting the first ever Long Island Fr _ _g * Festival produced by The Artists Group. A showcase for innovative music, dance, theater and visual art; definitely an event who's time has come.

The festival will be held on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University

September 25, 26, 27, 2009.

It’s a trip... into the world of muse. A feast for the senses, every creative discipline is presented at eight venues around the fringe of our mainstage, Tilles Center. This will be an opportunity to taste dance, music, poetry and song, drink in the spirit of form and space and join us for a weekend of art on the edge.

A little information about Fringe history...

The Edinburgh International Festival was launched in 1947 as a post-war initiative to re-unite Europe through culture. The Festival proved to be so successful that it inspired more performers than there was room for, eight theater companies turned up uninvited with the aim to take advantage of the large theater crowds and showcase their own, more alternative, theater. It got its name in the following year (1948) after Robert Kemp, a Scottish playwright and journalist, wrote during the second Edinburgh International Festival:‘Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before …I am afraid some of us are not going to be at home during the evenings!’. Since this time many different versions of the Fringe Festival have proliferated around the globe and have flourished by showcasing the many styles of creative arts.