2016 AUDI FEASTIVAL PERFORMANCE LINEUP
FIRE & ICE GASTRONOMIC PERFORMANCE, CURATED BY CO-HOST MICHAEL SOLOMONOV
For the first time in FEASTIVAL history, co-host Michael Solomonov will curate an exciting live gastronomic performance, utilizing heat and cold elements to create mouth-watering dishes that will be served directly to guests. Chefs Solomonov (Zahav, Abe Fisher, Federal Donuts, and the forthcoming Rooster Soup Co.), Nick Macri of La Divisa Meats, and Brad Spence representing Alla Spina and the Vetri Family of restaurants will be heating things up with two rotisseries & a grill in the Fringe Fire Pit, while Chefs Greg Vernick of Vernick Food + Drink and Peter Serpico of Serpico will keep things cool at the PECO Ice Station.
America’s first higher education program for circus lands at Audi FEASTIVAL this September. Offering the first US degree in circus arts, Circadium, the nation’s only School of Contemporary Circus, will take the center stage at Audi FEASTIVAL, blending modern-day circus entertainment with physical theater, presenting stiltwalkers, jugglers, contortionists, and aerialists. Circadium seeks to break traditional molds, to challenge the definition of circus, propelling the art form to new places for an unforgettable and hypnotic spectacle.
RED 40 & THE LAST GROOVEMENT
FringeArts’ favorite funk clowns Red 40 & The Last Groovement return for their second FEASTIVAL. Their disco, funk and R&B-inspired originals and sexed up covers sung by their leading female powerhouses will have you transcending the daily grind and shaking your behind. Created by alumni from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, Red 40 & The Last Groovement are all about elevating female signifiers, making their shows and appearance bigger, sexier, shinier and bolder.
Using acrylic paint and the new Audi A4 as his canvas, muralist Juan Dimida will be live painting in the Audi Artist Lounge throughout the evening. Juan Dimida’s artwork is a reflection of his background as a public artist, who developed his creative techniques through collaborations with various muralists in Philadelphia. His work celebrates the energy of street arts, and at Audi FEASTIVAL he will integrate his digital artwork with painting to create a dynamic piece inspired by innovation and technology.
BRIAN SANDERS’ JUNK
A Fringe Festival favorite for over 15 years, Brian Sanders’ JUNK will return to Audi FEASTIVAL this September. Choreography mastermind Brian Sanders and his company JUNK are known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that is praised throughout the city and beyond.