When: Fri., Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 9 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 3 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Dance Kaleidoscope will make its IndyFringe 2011 debut with PIAF: A Celebration! Inspired by the songs of Edith Piaf, this pure dance work follows range of moods from joyous to romantic to introspective. The shoe features some of Piaf's most beloved selections including Milord, Padam Padam, Hymne À L'Amour and La Vie En Rose.
DK is at their best in an intimate space where facial expressions and minute nuances of physicality are appropriately “in your face” to convey the depth of Piaf’s distinctive style in observing the underbelly of Parisian life. With love in its manifest meanings as the thread running through 14 songs, it’s the harsh flip side of brutality that grabs, particularly in the layerings of the 10-member company becoming a microcosm of mob mentality with Jillian Godwin amazing as the hapless figure in “Hooray for the Clown!” And in the end, no regrets — like Sinatra, Piaf did it her way and DK shows that splendidly. - Rita Kohn
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12