Saturday, May 20, 2017
12pm-12am Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing
FringeA-Thon is an epic outdoor,12-hourdance-party-marathon and fundraiserfor FringeArts who presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking.
Raise money for live arts, then dance your "art" out at FringeA-thon which includes an exciting line-up of DJ's, themed dance hours, pop-up dance performances, dance competitions, and a coordinated dance finale by all of fundraising participants!
Bring your friends, bring your moves, bring your costumes. After all this is for FringeArts!
John Jarboe, artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, host and curator of Get Pegged Cabaret, and general spectacle-maker will be the MC for the evening, coaching dancers through the entire 12 hours.
DJ's for the evening include:
DJ Cosmo Baker, a Philadelphia native and one of New York’s most exciting party-rocking DJs. He is a master of hip-hop, disco & funk, and electronic dance music, which he mixes and matches in his unique style.
DJ lil’dave, a Philadelphia-based audio tastemaker with a propensity for funky grooves, broken boogie, and thumping bass.
DJ Dame Luz, the Philadelphia-based DJ, remixer, producer, and promoter behind the legendary Holy Trinity parties and CutNPaste parties.
DJ Rahsaan, a global-minded DJ and selector specializing in Boogaloo, Cuban rumba, Salsa Dura, Latin Disco, and more.
DJ Rich Medina, an elite DJ who has joined the handful of DJs at the top of their field, and takes audiences on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks, and dance classics.
DJ Royale, whose Philly roots have undeniably shaped his sound and has been described as 'timeless & technical' and has been known for hosting original parties with an 'everybody's welcome' ethos.
As the DJs whip the crowd into a sonic frenzy, Philadelphia’s best professional dancers will filter through the crowd, teaching some new moves, demonstrating steps, and participating in pop-up performances. Confirmed dancers joining FringeA-Thon include:
Kemar Jewel and the Xcel Dance Crew, an exciting vogue crew who incorporate dance and theater to make magic.
Melanie Cotton, a local choreographer and dancer who will be leading the communal group dance finale.
Steve Lunger (Steve Believe), a seasoned dance-battle master who will be coordinating friendly dance battles between competing teams.
Why Dance Your Art Out?
Make a difference and spotlight, celebrate and support FringeArts’ important work in the Philadelphia arts community.
Express Yourself! No experience necessary.Novice, avid and professional dancers come together and celebrate dance in their own meaningful way.
Break a sweat! Dancing is good for you. Think of all of the calories you can burn!
How Does it Work?
Create your personal fundraising page. There is $25 registration fee which acts as your first gift to yourself!
Set a goal. We suggest $300 as your personal fundraising goal.
Start a team (or dance solo): You can participate alone or as a team.
Ask your friends ,family and colleagues to help you raise money for FringeArts.
Then, Dance Your Art Out on May 20!
FringeArts is here to help with your fundraising goal!
Click below for fundraising tips and ideas, sample letters, photos and stuff for social media, and more.
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide.