Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fringe Festival 2017: "A FUNKiN' Good Time"

Day: 5

Show: 21

Category: Dance

By: Ti-en-T Presents

Directed by: Tracy "Ti-en-T" Yang

Location: Crane Theater

Summary: A showcase of Funksyle dancing.

Highlights: Where else am I going to see Funkstyle dancing besides the Minnesota Fringe Festival?! I don't even know what Funkstyle dancing is, but now I kinda love it! Apparently it involves something called popping, and locking, and waacking. Plus some pretty impressive break-dancing. The seven-person ensemble (including choreographer Tracy "Ti-en-T" Yang and her troupe Adam Myhand, Annie Aldag, Lisa Berman, MalvinX Jay Vue, Melvina Cha, Meng Lor) can really move, in ways I didn't know the human body could move. But more importantly, they perform with such joy that it's infectious. It's impossible to watch them and not have a funkin' good time. Truthfully, I only saw this show because I had a hole in my schedule and it was there, but I'm so glad I did.

Read all of my Fringe mini-reviews here.