|Your Chance to be a Star at UR-Sponsored Festival|
|Wednesday, March 21 2012|
Can you sing, dance, perform magic tricks or acrobatic stunts? If so, now is your chance to be seen at a venue in the heart of the city.
You might consider applying to participate in the inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, set to be held in Rochester’s downtown East End district from Sept. 20 through Sept. 23. The University, as a festival partner, is encouraging interested faculty, students and staff to participate in the festival as performers and artists, student interns (in marketing and production), or as volunteers to help with logistical support.
Official venues include: Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, Blackfriars Theatre, George Eastman House, Geva Nextstage, Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, Java’s, Max of Eastman Place, Montage Music Hall, RAPA and Rochester Museum and Science Center. More East End venues will be added.
To apply and for more information about performer registration and entry fees, visit www.rochesterfringe.com. The application deadline is Saturday, April 14.
Fringe festivals, modeled after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, include diverse, high quality programs of music, dance, theater, art, magic, acrobatics, and other performances that are held indoors and on the streets.
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will be the only festival of its kind in New York State outside of New York City.
“The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is about inspiring even more creativity throughout Rochester’s large and talented artistic community, as well as attracting a large, diverse audience for their work,” University President Joel Seligman said when the festival was announced. “The University has always been a passionate advocate for strengthening this city, and we believe that this festival will do just that.”
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will produce four headline shows, as well as coordinating four days of free entertainment on Gibbs Street. A full schedule will be announced along with ticket information in late May.
AIf you want to know more about health care reform, here’s a simple suggestion: Grab a cup of coffee with someone in IT.
See, reform can’t happen on paper. Its ideas are too lofty, too complex. They’re only achievable with smart technologies—and such infrastructure only gets built if a small army of really smart people scramble to help bring the vision to fruit.