January 29 – January 31, 2016
The Theatre Centre | 1115 Queen St. West
Tickets $15 | Microfestival Pass $50
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The Forest Fringe Microfestival is a festival within a festival, presenting 4 full-length Forest Fringe performances (twice each) over the course of a weekend. Each Forest Fringe company has been partnered with a Canadian artist, who has been commissioned by one of four Canadian institutions (National Theatre School, Native Earth Performing Arts, The Shaw Festival and The National Arts Centre English Theatre) to develop a new performance of their own. The Canadian artists will be working in a creation residency led by Forest Fringe co-director, Andy Field, and dramaturgically supported by their Forest Fringe partnering company. The Canadian artists will present their works in development alongside the Forest Fringe work as part of the Microfestival.
Co-presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts as part of Progress Festival
Founded in 2007, Forest Fringe is an artist-led organization that creates imaginative and unconventional performance events in the UK and internationally, while fostering the work of a diverse community of writers, theatre makers, musicians, dancers and live artists.
They are most well known for the venue they run each year at the Edinburgh Festival, a totally free space at the Festival that has won awards for its unconventional curation and its celebration of experimentation, generosity and adventure. Since 2011 they have been taking Forest Fringe to locations across the world, creating new projects in each place that continue to embody the spirit of mutuality, generosity and adventure of the Edinburgh Festival venue.