Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Fringe 2017 - Top 20 - #14 - Passing The Poison
Bold dance, timeless songs by James Walsh and Gypsy, hopeful voices of lovers and veterans expose what haunts the Vietnam vet and their new war to protect their kids from the devastating legacy of Agent Orange
Honestly? This one caught my eye because the image is so weird and evocative. Then the description makes it seem even weirder. There’s a couple of dancers I’ve seen in other Fringe shows I liked (which were also odd, come to think of it - the shows, not the dancers). It’s nice to see three females heading up the show as choreographers. It’s a Minnesota progressive rock band they’re pulling out of 1970s obscurity for their soundtrack. And I just want to watch them weave the dance and the music and the words and the subject matter together and see what the heck they come up with.
(Random shout-out: to another dance show with unlikely subject matter - privacy and identity in the internet age - in Mine/Field - another show that almost made the cut)
And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages. Enjoy!