The Vancouver Fringe Festival 2015 Kicks Off on September 8!

masks… soul… latin… jazz!

Just some of what you’d expect when The Vancouver Fringe Festival kicks off on Opening Night September 8, 2015 at Performance Works in Granville Island!

The fundraising event will feature mask masters, Wonderheads, and a double header concert featuring West Coast fusion group, Tanga and soul infused R&B singer, Tonye Aganaba.

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From left: Wonderheads, Tanga, Tonye Aganaba; Images courtesy of Vancouver Fringe

Your admission  to the show and  party also  includes  complimentary food and drinks courtesy of Fringe Sponsors, Dockside RestaurantEmelle’s CateringThe KegBig Rock BreweryBarefoot Wine & Bubbly, and The Liberty Distillery , plus a photo booth from My City Photos.

Now who is or are the Wonderheads? 

WONDERHEADS is a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling for adults and children. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless form that mixes European larval mask traditions with character mask styles, resulting in a whimsical, wordless craft rarely seen on North American stages.  Their three mainstage productions (Grim and Fischer, LOON and The Middle of Everywhere) have garnered multiple accolades, and they were recently selected as one of ten finalists in Scion Motivate, a national contest recognizing young entrepreneurs in the creative arts.

When the ‘Heads are not busy touring to communities throughout North America, they can be found in their home base of Portland, Oregon, hatching plans for new and devious ways to evoke a sense of joy and wonder in all they meet.

“I was struck by its sheer inventiveness, its out-of-the-box creativity, its whimsy, its heart … I have thought about it often since.” —Marsha Lederman,the Globe and Mail

Wonderheads made their mark on the Fringe in 2011 when their show Grim and Fischer won the Public Market Pick of the Fringe and the Cultchivating the Fringe. Their production, The Middle of Everywhere, will be part of this year’s festival.

For more information about WONDERHEADS, please visit www.wonderheads.com, and for the most up to date inside scoop, follow them on Facebook.

… and who are TANGA and TONYE AGANABA?

TANGA is a west coast world fusion group with latin, jazz and electronic beats with a hip hop kick .  They recently headlined the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the 2014 Whistler Music Festival and the 2014 Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival.

TONYE AGANABA blends her sounds with unique experience and artistry, infusing classic, soul, and R&B, delivering infectious spirit and a lush voice. She recently released her EP, Solar Twin, a collection of songs best expressing who she has always been.

Visit tangalive.com and tonyeaganaba.com for more information

Performance Works is located at 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island
Admission is $100 for entire evening including a tax receipt for $50; or $20 for the concert only. For tickets and info, visit  vancouverfringe.com

The 31st Vancouver Fringe Festival and its 108 shows will take place September 10-20, 2015.

Download the 2015 program guide here!

 

 

Images from Vancouver Fringe, Wonderheads, Tanga, and Tonye Aganaba

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