Fringe Manila 2017 is Ready to Make Some Noise
The largest and much awaited multi-arts festival, Fringe Manila, is back! The festival is set to unleash the metro’s unicorns this February 8 to 26, 2017 across the streets and cultural hubs in Manila. For its third year, the festival is presented by Pineapple Lab, an arts and performance space in the heart of Poblacion, Makati’s historic district.
Background on Fringe Manila
Under the umbrella of the internationally acclaimed Fringe network, Fringe Manila is an open access, artist-driven community celebration that showcases fresh, daring, and groundbreaking work by emerging and established artists from the Philippines, as well as, international participants in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, spoken word and every other artistic genre in between.
During its inaugural run in 2015 to it’s successful sophomore year in 2016, Fringe Manila hosted over 30,000 audiences in 45 venues, featuring more than 500 performances and exhibits of more than 1,000 artists across numerous venues in and around the city of Manila which provided a home for artists to showcase their work. Truly a city wide collaborative effort to highlight the emerg-ing art scene in Manila’s artistic landscape.
“Fringe Manila has always and will always welcome artists from all walks of life. We built this festival as a platform for them to present original work and for audiences to experience what else is out there.” shares Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, Fringe Manila’s founding board member and Festival Director.
About Fringe Manila 2017
This 2017, the festival goers can expect the comeback of Fringe favourites such as the Daloy Dance Company, Deus Sex Machina, ADHD Productions, FEU Theater Guild, Airdance, Egg Theater Company, and more fresh exciting local and international artists coming together for one reason – to celebrate the arts.
Moreover, Fringe Manila is excited to showcase its first-ever festival produced show dubbed as “The Virtual Womb” by Toronto-based Filipino-Canadian artist Maylee Todd, to be staged at Pineapple Lab. “The Virtual Womb” is a new breed of multimedia performance where audiences are welcomed into a larger than life vagina to experience a one-of-a-kind act that involves sound, music, and projection mapping. The Fringe is also welcoming HATAW, a performance collective from Toronto in collaboration with the newly formed Burlesque PH who will be performing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Another exciting Fringe produced program is the first ever Art Battle in cooperation with Fully Booked, a one of a kind evening where contemporary painters will be bat-tling out with their paints and brushes as the audience votes for the ultimate winner.
“Every year, we aim to improve the festival. While we consistently offer diverse and inclusive performances, we also make sure we exhibit new and fresh art performances to Filipino audiences.” says Eric Dela Cruz, Fringe Manila Associate Festival Director.
Alongside the Fringe artists, we are proud to welcome again this year’s Fringe cultural partners such as The Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater, together with the newest space, PARC Foundation and Fully Booked’s flag ship store at the BGC.
When: February 8 – 26, 2017
Where: Pineapple Lab
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Power Mac Centre Spotlight
Fringe Club Rooftop at Simcas
You can buy tickets and see show schedules here.
For more details about what’s happening in the Manila theater scene, please view our Theater Calendar.