FAB NYC Announces FAB! Festival Lineup
FABnyc is proud to announce the the lineup for the 10th annual FAB! Festival, taking place September 28, 2013 from 1-5PM on East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. This one-day-only arts explosion features FREE performances and exhibits that promise fun for all ages. Attendees can sample tasty bites from local food vendors while enjoying dance, theater, and music by artists from across the Lower East Side (and beyond!). All performances will take place across numerous indoor and outdoor stages and sites on East 4th Street. Full lineup at https://fabnyc.org/FAB_Festival.php.
FABnyc's cultural and community partners will also be on-site to provide information about locAl Greening efforts, recycling, and artist resource sharing opportunities, in addition to hosting an array of hands-on arts activities and workshop that will intrigue and inspire participants. A community favorite, the 10th annual FAB! Festival offers more culture per square foot that at any other festival in NYC.
INAUGURAL FAB! AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: THE GOLDEN PIGEON
To celebrate the 10th annual festival, FABnyc will premiere The Golden Pigeon, FAB! Audience Choice Award, offered in partnership with the New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYITA). Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to rate artists performing on East 4th Street through an online platform developed by NYITA. Audiences may vote on their mobile devices or at the FABnyc tent on site. The winning artist will receive a $150 cash prize, promotional recognition on FABNYC.ORG & EASTVILLAGEARTS.ORG, signature FAB! Festival Pigeon T-shirts, and the coveted Golden Pigeon. Voting audience members are entered into a raffle to win an East Village Prize Pack.
25 CHOREOGRAPHERS TAKE THE EAST STAGE
Choreographers from across NYC come together to celebrate movement and culture at this year's FAB! Festival. Bound to exhilarate and inspire audiences, the East Stage lineup will include performances by Rod Rodgers Dance Company, East Village Dance Project / GOH Productions, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Cori Marquis + the Nines [IX], and Christina Noel & the Creature.
The stage will also feature Buggé Ballet, a FAB! Festival favorite from last year, performingFascination, a dance that captures the evolution of a romance from awkwardness to grace.Buggé Ballet is one of the many participating companies whose work has been supported through FABnyc's Dance Block program [http://fabnyc.org/spaces.php], a service that helps dancers connect to low-cost rehearsal space in the East Village. Full lineup athttps://fabnyc.org/FAB_Festival.php.
MUSIC & THEATER TAKE THE WEST STAGE
FABnyc's West Stage will showcase a selection of theater and musical performance ideal for the street, along with live music from across genres and cultures, including Indian, Salsa, Pop, Rap, and more. Performers include The CityKids Foundation, presenting Stand Up, a combination of music, dance, and spoken word lead by urban teens to inspire New Yorkers to let their voices be heard on important matters.
Other featured artists include Ideal Orkestra, Jodie and the Normals, Brigham Mosley, Downtown Art, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe presenting Hector Martignon. Full lineup found at https://fabnyc.org/FAB_Festival.php.
GO INSIDE WITH 4 SHOWCASES AT THE KRAINE
FABnyc will give festivalgoers an insider's glimpse by presenting four showcases of eclectic, experimental, and LES-based performers in The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th Street. Admission to all shows is FREE with RSVP.
Dance Block Showcase: 1-2PM
Four cutting edge choreographers from FABnyc's Dance Block program present a diverse range of choreography and contemporary subject matter that will play with visual art traditions, challenge binaries, and create dreamscapes.
Storyteller Shakedown: Fact and Fiction: 2-3PM
Two of the East Village's most imaginative storytellers bring their fact and fiction to life. Brigham Mosley finds out his boyfriend has fallen for a movie star messiah, and Slash Coleman relives his weird and wonderful childhood in a household of eccentric artists.
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