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Mobius Squared (Work in Progress)

September 17th at 6:00pm

“Mobius Squared” is the story about four young people who travel to a new dimension to face their own personal struggles and issues. Hypnotized by a counselor, they are sent on a mission to save the Earth and find the solution to scientific and personal problems, but each has to go through their own journey to find the answer. This performance includes movement, sign-mime, dance, gestures, ASL poetry, songs, and storytelling. Presented in ASL and spoken language.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet

September 17th at 8:00pm

The Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet plays straight-up jazz from the period known in design circles as Mid-Century Modern. The MCMJQ features RIT Professor Emeritus Al Biles on trumpet & flugelhorn, Steve Gates on drums & jaw bone, Chuck Dye on 7-string guitar, and Bruce Goldman on upright bass. Their repertoire includes Miles, Monk, Gershwin, Golson, Porter, Shorter, Silver, Rollins, Jobim, Ellington, and many others. They have played together in various overlapping groups for years, but this quartet is special!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Chickens are Loose in The Little

September 17th at 9:30pm

Comedians have been set free in The Little and they want you to laugh! Join Fowl Play for a performance of three original comedy skits.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Comedy

Piya se Naina: A Semi-Classical Indian Dance Recital

September 18th at 12:00pm

This is an Indian semi-classical dance recital choreographed by Namrata Nagar and set on the Sufi song "Main to piya se naina." The performance will let the audience rejoice in three universal languages: music, dance, and love. Based on the poetry of 13th-century Sufi saint Hazmat Amir Khusro, this song talks about a lady's dare and joy in meeting her lover. Composed by Ram Sampath, the song is available on Coke Studio @ MTV YouTube channel in Sona Mohapatra's unique voice.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Dance

Out of Sync: Colorform

September 18th at 1:00pm

"Out of Sync: Colorform" is an audio/video project designed and performed by multidisciplinary artist and RIT College of Art & Design alumnus Chuck Miller. It features film and video loops mixed to a soundtrack of electronic and environmental sounds. As these elements fall in and out of sync with one another, the result can be both dreamlike and hypnotic, while at other times jarring

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Anna and Adrian

September 18th at 2:15pm

Anna and Adrian will be performing various songs from different musicals, sometimes as duets, sometimes as solos.

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre

RIT Surround Sound

September 18th at 3:15pm

RIT’s premier barbershop harmony group, Surround Sound, is here! Enoy the group as they sing barbershop classics along with modern hits with barber-twists.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

In Bloom: A Short by Marigold

September 18th at 4:00pm

If you like indie rock, supporting local artists, or just want to see 'those guys with the shopping cart' – look no further! We're Marigold, a student-run, student-led rock band on the RIT campus. We pride ourselves on our funky, unique sound and dedication to using music to bring people together. We've come a long way from our 'shopping cart full of drums' days, and – one livestream, one Brickstock, and two singles later – we're ready to show Fringe what we've got!

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Velocity Showcase

September 18th at 5:00pm

Velocity, RIT’S Urban Dance Crew, is an SG-recognized, student-run organization that aims to foster a positive and supportive environment so that members can freely express themselves. We share our collective love for dance with RIT and the Rochester community to inspire others to live out their passions. We also host urban dance workshops on campus, which are open to the public. Through perseverance and a constant drive toward our personal and team goals, we hope to showcase our passion for expression.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Dance

A Cappella Showcase: Eight Beat Measure & Encore

September 18th at 5:45pm

Two of RIT,

Two of RIT's a cappella groups join forces for a half-hour of great vocal music! Eight Beat Measure is a TTBB a cappella group that raises the heat with exciting performances and powerful tunes. Encore is an SSAA a cappella group that entertains audiences with its lively energy and fun-loving presence.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Bill Dresnack, Original Songs by and for Bill and Other Strange Minds

September 18th at 7:00pm

Bill Dresnack – Accountant, Lawyer, Professor, Raconteur, Patient, Dancer, Comedian, Storyteller, Adult in Training and Practicing Human – performs original songs inspired by whatever crossed his mind over the past five years (or maybe six). Musical heroes include Neil Young, Dylan, the Beatles, the Stones, Petty, The Dead, Jack White, and the Chipmunks.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

RIT Improv Presents

September 18th at 8:30pm

RIT Improv brings its performing troupes back to The Little! Watch as performers crack jokes and create hilarious and memorable characters on the spot.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Comedy

Fred Michael Beam and Friends

September 19th at 12:00pm

Fred Michael Beam is a professional actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, and director who happens to be deaf. For numerous years, he has provided artistic direction and an outlet for Deaf artists of all colors, ages, and professional backgrounds. He believes in establishing partnerships with various performing arts, visual arts, and media companies in both deaf and hearing communities. The goal of the performance is to bridge the deaf and hearing through arts, providing accessibility to deaf culture and ASL language.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre

Thomas Warfield & Friends: Technology and The Creative Journey

September 19th at 3:45pm

Thomas Warfield is Director of Dance at RIT and a professional dancer, singer, and community artivist. This performance blends music, dance, spoken word, and technology into a creative mosaic to explore our human connections to and expressions of creativity. Accessibility and inclusivity are the themes of this collective experience that welcomes all ages and backgrounds.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Into the Light

September 24th at 5:45pm

This is a celebration of coming out of the darkness of COVID quarantine and back in to the light of live performance. Made of up song, dance, poetry, humor, and monologues that will explore how actors came back into the light in Shakespeare's era; humor about the shock of being back in 3D after getting used to a 2D world; and uplifting music – signed and sung – celebrating live performance, togetherness, and community

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre

Documentary Shorts: RIT Photojournalism

September 24th at 7:00pm

A selection of cinematic documentary short stories created by Photojournalism students from RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

HOWIE LESTER & BENNY BLEU: THE STOLEN SONG, Music and Story From Around the World

September 24th at 9:00pm

Savor the Sublime! Celebrate the Absurd! Music and story of wild imagining from around the world. Join in with the Intergalactic Kazoo Orchestra! Root Music! Himalayan-Appalachian Fusion! Transcend the Mundane with HOWIE, BENNY, and BARBARA JOHNSTON on percussion – two-time award-winners at the INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

A Cappella Showcase: RIT Brick City Singers & Kaminari

September 25th at 12:30pm

Two of RIT's a cappella groups join forces for a half-hour of great vocal music! The Brick City Singers are a TTBB a cappella group specializing in bringing tropical vibes to entertaining shows. Kaminari is an all-gender a cappella group that puts on electrifying performances of songs that originate in Japan.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Mental Graffiti and Signatures Showcase

September 25th at 1:45pm

Mental Graffiti is RIT's student poetry collective, dedicated to exploring poetry as an avenue for introspection, progress, catharsis, and affecting change in ourselves and the world. Signatures is RIT's literary and arts magazine, which strives to highlight creativity and expression and to encourage the liberal, performing, and creative arts in our community. Both groups have come together to showcase original works written and performed by students.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Taiko: Japanese Drumming Performance

September 25th at 3:15pm

Taiko is the art of traditional Japanese drumming, incorporating dance with drumming to make an engaging performance. WADAIKO, Rochester's only taiko group, will present the unique art of taiko!

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

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