Minnesota Fringe 2012: A Slide Show
Our yearly onstage carnival
of the odd, the eloquent, the poignant, and the perverse is over for 2012. Bill Kelley was in the audience at the Rarig Center
and Intermedia Arts
to record six of the 163 shows that took the Fringe stages between August 2 and 12. From a raucous burlesque version of a classic TV sketch to Chinese dance to a surreal Dust Bowl fable, here are images of performance at its edgiest.
As the Stomach Turns
Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret and Burlesque
Directed by Amy Buchanan
Murder, deceit, long-lost relations, experimental surgeries, exorcisms, nosy neighbors, and an on-stage band in an homage to Carol Burnett' s classic 70's skit.
The Gay Banditos
By Mechanical Division
Based on actual events: The Miller family shares the shocking details of how their lives were destroyed forever by extreme gayness.
Hall of Meat
By Rough House Club/1808 Productions
Dwellers of the Dust Bowl look to the horizon for what is said to be the sun's last drop. In light of the event, Louie throws down at The Blind Tiger as the Man-Cub awaits his trial inside the Rough House Ring.
2012 Leaping Dragon, Dancing Phoenix
By Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center
A Chinese celebration of the Year of the Dragon. Beyond the boundaries of time and space with performances featuring ethnic and classical Chinese dances from some of China's 56 minorities.
By Alternative Motion project
Choreography by Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees
This eclectic night of modern dance featured six danceworks, ten dancers, a live cello performance, music by local composer Damuen Strange, and a wide range of styles.
Walking Into Yes
By Walton*Mahler CollaborAction
Written by Corey Walton
A hip-hop theatrical journey that told the story of a visually impaired artist and how she navigates the canvas of her life, finding an honest faith during the most challenging of times.