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.