Gallery Openings and Events

Altered Archives: World Premiere at the 10th Annual Capital Fringe Festival

Elysia Greene in Altered Archives. Photo by Lindsay Benson Garrett.

Elysia Greene in Altered Archives. Photo by Lindsay Benson Garrett.

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Event: Saturday, July 11 at 12:15pm

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A new multimedia collaboration between Motion X Dance DC and designer/photographer, Lindsay Benson Garrett, will premiere at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. i challenges the commonly held notion that we can’t change the past. Memories are not static snapshots, tableaus forever frozen in time. They are malleable facets of our mind whose shape ebbs and morphs with each influence that spills into our consciousness. Current events and mindsets color the meaning we assign to previous milestones – the future and the past are entwined. How we choose to retell our story influences the trajectory of our lives and ultimately our own identity. We can redefine the meaning of our history. We can alter our own archives. Original choreography by Stephanie Dorrycott, with guest choreography by Elysia Greene, will be performed by six dancers against a backdrop of abstract video illustrations. There will be five performances of the show at Eastman Theater at Gallaudet University in July.

Performance Dates:

  • Saturday, July 11 at 12:15pm
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 8:15pm
  • Sunday, July 19 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 8:15pm
  • Saturday, July 25 at 6:30pm

Tickets and Passes:
Visit CapitalFringe.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

About the Artists
Motion X Dance DC is a professional modern repertory dance company that serves the Greater Washington DC metropolitan area. Their mission is to foster the growth and development of established and emerging choreographers, giving them the opportunity to create and develop work on a group of versatile dance artists through artistic thought and movement experimentation. The result is the presentation of new, exhilarating and athletic dance works performed throughout the region. Recent performances include TEDx Herndon, Atlas Intersections, and Petworth Dance Project. www.MotionXDance.org

Lindsay Benson Garrett is a dancing designer and photographer who has an insatiable appetite to create. Her award winning photography has been featured in celebrity cookbooks, national newspapers and numerous magazines. She currently serves as an art director for a strategic branding and advertising agency in Virginia. Lindsay has also been a member of Gin Dance Company for three years, performing at the Kennedy Center, Atlas Intersections Festival and other many regional venues. www.LindsayBensonGarrett.com

About Capital Fringe
Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through their annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Capital Fringe’s vigorous programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.

Eastman Studio Theatre at Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Ave. NE.

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