Dancing on the Fringe – 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival


fringe |frinj|

  (often the fringesthe outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity

       • (the fringethe unconventional, extreme, or marginal wing of a group or sphere of activity

  adjective [ attrib. ]        not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme: fringe theater.DSC 2075

We began this post with the dictionary definition of the word, “fringe,” because when trying to define the San Diego International Fringe Festival, we ran up against a brick wall. We want you to understand just what it is that California Ballet is participating in, but this amazing arts festival defies description! Oh, we could tell you about how it’s the largest arts festival in San Diego, or that it draws artists from all over the world, but that doesn’t really tell you what you’ll experience when you attend.

But the words “extreme,” “marginal,” and “unconventional,” begin to hint at the tapestry that makes up this amazing arts experience. At the SD Fringe Festival, you’ll have a chance to experience performance art, new dramatic works, independent musicians, cabarets, comedians, drag queens, burlesque, ethnic art forms, slam poets . . . the list goes on and on.

To learn more about what’s performing, go to www.sdfringe.org for more info.

California Ballet Company is participating this year with Ballet 360 – Skyline View performed in the Shiley Events Suite on the 9th floor of the San Diego Central Library. The venue is gorgeous with panoramic views of the city at sundown! Dancers from across San Diego have come out to join us in a low-tech, high octane dance performance that will send you reeling and begging for more.

Oh yeah, and the performance is free to the public! All you have to do is show up a little early to be sure you get a seat, all performances begin at 8:00pm. Here’s the information:

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The performance is free, and we love that we can dance for you, but our dancers and choreographers have to eat, too! We are asking for donations either online or at the performance. Recommended donation is $10 per person, and you can make one by clicking the link below and indicating that your donation is for the Fringe Festival.


Now, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a ballet company doing at this festival?” And, you may be right . . . if you’re thinking of Swan Lake or The Nutcracker. But California Ballet Company, and the San Diego dance scene, has so much more to offer than that! Just in case you doubt us, take a look at the video below for a sample of what you might see at Ballet 360 – Skyline View!


Ballet 360 – Skyline View is sponsored by: 

Coleman Transparent


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