Living Awesome: Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

As part of CondoDomain.com’s blog format going forward will be the series “Living Awesome,” designed to highlight the one-of-a-kind sights and sounds of Philly-based events and happenings.

So, from September 2 – 17, 2011, the annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will celebrate its 15th Festival year with 16-days of nonstop groundbreaking performances and wild creativity. The Festival features cutting-edge dance, theater, music, and interdisciplinary works by renowned artists from the U.S. and international contemporary arts scene.

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A platform for daring, innovative, and highly interdisciplinary artists, the 2011 lineup emphasizes the Festival’s continued commitment to the development of new work with nine World premieres, while also bringing leaders of the contemporary art world to Philadelphia stages with three U.S. and three Philadelphia premieres.

Alongside artists from Philadelphia and New York, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival will host internationally acclaimed artists from Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, India, and France, making the city an unparalleled place to experience great art from the region and around the world.

Together the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, the unfiltered festival where new and established artists of all disciplines produce their own work, draw tens of thousands of people who come to be a part of “Festival time” in the city – to see innovative work, meet new people, and interact with over 2,000 artists performing in over 1,200 performances. Founded in 1997 as the Philly Fringe, the Festival, has developed into an internationally recognized presenting organization and performing arts destination, garnering critical praise, national grants, and numerous awards.

For tickets to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, visit www.livearts-fringe.org.

In addition, the Second Annual FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 6 – 9 p.m. (VIP hour at 5 p.m.) at a waterfront warehouse located on Pier 9, 121 N Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia. The inaugural event last year was a sold-out, culinary and artistic success, raising $235,000 for the Festival. The 2011 FEASTIVAL will feature a culinary feast from the city’s top chefs, including FEASTIVAL presenters Audrey Claire Taichman, Michael Solomonov, and Stephen Starr, live performances by Festival artists, and silent and live auctions. The event will also honor Former Governor Ed Rendell for his pivotal role in supporting Philadelphia’s arts scene, as well as his significant city and statewide contributions. All FEASTIVAL proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Visit www.phillyfeastival.com for more information.

Article and Photo Source: www.livearts-fringe.org

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