Friday, August 9, 2013

Fringe Festival: "Non Edwards's Bob Fosse Makeover"

Day: 6

Show: 16

By: Non Edwards

Choreographed by: Non Edwards

Location: Southern Theater

Summary: To quote the program, "An exploration of theatrical dance production and its components."

Highlights: I saw this show because I was intrigued by the three minute preview in which a dancer transforms herself into a Fosse dancer (i.e., dresses in black and puts on red lipstick and false eyelashes). And I wanted to check off the dance square on my Fringe bingo card.* Unfortunately, this is one of the times when I don't really get dance. It started off great, with five dancers performing synchronized movements with no music to guide them; an impressive feat. The choreography was interesting, and I liked how the dancers started off and ended the show in sweats, but it might have been better as a 30 minute show, as it felt stretched a little thin. I guess I was expecting a more traditional dance piece. Still, it's creative and different, so I give them points for that!

*I'm kidding, there is no such thing as a Fringe bingo card. Or is there? How awesome would that be? With squares for the different genres, as well as things like "shows with a joke about Minnesota," or "shows with more than five swear words." Turn in your completed bingo card and win a prize. Something to work on for next year, Fringe producers.