From Drag to Spoken Word, Best of Fringe Showcases Top Talent


From Drag to Spoken Word, Best of Fringe Showcases Top Talent

The Houston Fringe Festival’s annual spring showcase is hitting the stage with an impressive line-up that spans genres

What: Best of Fringe is an annual spring showcase that brings together a diverse array of solo and ensemble work including dance, spoken word, theater works, drag performances and more. A program of the Pilot Dance Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative dance, theater and visual arts, Best of Fringe will hold 2 evenings of variety performances. 

Why: Preceding Houston Fringe Festival’s full-length program in the fall, Best of Fringe hosts fringe artists both new and returning from the festival line-up to show off the best and most unique performances. 

When: 8 pm on May 14 & 15, 2022

Where: MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) 3400 Main St. Houston, TX 77002

Who: Highlighted performances from the artist roster include The Pilot Dance Project, jhon r. stronks, NobleMotion Dance, and Tejas Dance. A description of their involvement can be found below. 

The Pilot Dance Project will revive an acclaimed excerpt from Ashley Horn’s Vesper, a celebration of how feminine beings create the ceremonies and rituals that are the foundation of human existence. Nine dancers will take the stage in Horn’s handcrafted, life-sized soft sculpture skirts.

jhon r. stronks will perform as his alter-ego in “Miss. Understood: An American Idling,” an introduction to the attitudes and behaviors of Miss. Understood. This piece combines movement, text, and voice in a song cycle for self-discovery spiraling and unraveling a desire for immortality along a landscape of hopelessness and death.

NobleMotion Dance and Tejas Dance will be performing as a result of Arts Respond Performance Support Grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

Tickets: Tickets are available for purchase at 


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