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IndyFringe: DeXtales

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 1:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 10:30 p.m. 2011

DeXtales encompasses the fantastic, supernatural, and make-believe in a dynamic mix of movement and imagination. With inventive props and original music made just for DeX, the play gets an added dose of significant character and mystery. DeX is also an avid writer and uses words as her creative base. Experience a new brand of story telling with DeXtales.

NUVO review
2.5 stars

Kristin Dexnis and Jessica Whelan work from a Kabuki base to attack social issues. The first piece alludes to the environment, emanating from Henry David Thoreau’s precept, “In the wilderness is the preservation of the world.” The dancers appear with and in opposition to each other, utilizing a long cloth of many colors. Are they emerging from a skin? Or are they a felled tree? The second piece starts with a long voice-over editorial asking, What are the important issues concerning violence against women? - Rita Kohn

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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