FAB! Festival 2013
September 28, 2013, 1PM-5PM
E. 4th Street between Bowery & 2nd Ave

The 10th Annual FAB! Festival promises fun for all ages. This one-day-only arts explosion features FREE performances, exhibits, and activities. Enjoy original dance, theater, and musical performances by artists from across the Lower East Side (and beyond!). Sample tasty bites from local food vendors. Learn about local greening efforts with your neighbors, and experience more culture per square foot than at any other NYC festival!

Photo Credit: Whitney Browne
To celebrate the 10th annual festival, FABnyc is premiering the
The Golden Pigeon - FAB! Audience Choice Award 
offered in partnership with the New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYITA) and sponsored by 
Green Mountain Energy

Festivalgoers have the opportunity to rate acts at the FAB! Festival through an online platform developed by NYITA. Audiences may vote on their mobile devices or at the FABnyc tent on site. 

The act with the highest rating will receive:
* $150 cash prize
* Promotional recognition from FABnyc
* Signature FAB! Festival Pigeon T-shirts
* The coveted Golden Pigeon trophy

Everyone who votes will be entered into a raffle to win an East Village Prize Pack, which includes two FABnyc t-shirts and an $80 gift certificate to Aroma Kitchen & Winebar.
Choreographers from across NYC come together to celebrate movement and culture at this year's FAB! Festival. Bound to exhilarate and inspire audiences, the East Stage lineup will also include works fostered in FABnyc's Dance Block program, a service that helps dancers connect to low-cost rehearsal space on 4th Street.

The Ya'el Tap Dance Company - Animal 
Lei Pasifika - A moment in Tahiti 
'SKIN' - The Tina Thompson Dance Company - EVOLUTiON OF PURPOSE 
Ella Rosewood Dance - there are no rights to this 

Alpha Omega Theater Dance Company
Jazz Roots Dance Company - Take 5
 Ajna Dance - Daydream
The Good to Go Girls
The Live Source Collective - THE JUMP
Soul Movement/Laurie M. Taylor - The Overcomer's Suite
THE CURRENT SESSIONS: snippets of...
Jonathan Royse Windham - brand new key
Mallory Lynn + Brendan Duggan // LoudHoundMovement
- A Sentinel Without Lips

THE CURRENT SESSIONS: presents snippets of...
Daniel Holt // Dirt - Grump-Tastic... hahaha!
Jacqueline Stewart // Jaxon Movement Arts - Trio Undone
Krista Jansen - Anatomical Bagatelle
East Village Dance Project Teen Company - Who Knows?
L J Leach/ Movement Arts - Traveled by a vessel
Movement of the People Dance Company - Las Madres
Rod Rodger's Dance Company - excerpts from Journey in the Spirit of Life;
new works by Artistic Director Kim Grier
Erin Cairns Cella and Dages Juvelier Keates - Leverage

Katie Rose McLaughlin - Dirty Pop
VashtiDance - Call of the Serpent
Cori Marquis + the Nines [IX] - Outside & In
Buggé Ballet - Fascination
General Mischief Dance Theatre - Buzz
Kaoru Ikeda - cloud passage
Christina Noel & the Creature - ‘Murica

FABnyc's West Stage will showcase a selection of theater and musical performance ideal for the street, along with live music from across genres and cultures, including Indian, Salsa, Pop, Rap, and more. 

Bond Street Theatre's Shinbone Alley Stiltband 
Libra Theater Co.. - Selection from Libra's 12TH NIGHT 
Taylorman - Mailtime 
Microphone Romeo - Pretty Wings by Maxwell, Just Friends by Musiq Soulchild, Da Blues by Microphone Romeo

Ideal Orkestra 
Jodie and the Normals - Jodie Levinson Original Music and Some Covers 
Bombay Ricky

Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents Hector Martignon - Salsa Fusion
La MaMa Presents:
Brigham Mosely - Scarlett O'Hara and the War on Tara
Vickie Tanner - Running Into Me
The Hip Hop Re:Education Project

Madison I LST - Oblivion 
Downtown Art - Excerpts from The Waistmakers' Opera 
The CityKids Foundation - Stand Up
FABnyc presents four showcases of eclectic, experimental, and East Village-based performers in The Kraine Theater at 85 E. 4th Street. 

Admission to all shows is FREE with RSVP.

Dance Block Showcase

Four cutting edge choreographers from FABnyc's Dance Block program present a diverse range of choreography and contemporary subject matter that will play with visual art traditions, challenge binaries, and create dreamscapes: 

Maya Kite and Dancers: "A Hand Taken" 
Cristina Jasen/SAWTOOTH dancers: "7 ate 9" 
Jason Garcia Ignacio: "Ink Spilled in Cursive" Malinda Crump: "Hated for His Virtues" 
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Storyteller Shakedown:
Fact and Fiction


Two of the East Village's most imaginative storytellers bring their fact and fiction to life. Brigham Mosley finds out his boyfriend has fallen for a movie star messiah, and Slash Coleman relives his weird and wonderful childhood in a household of eccentric artists.
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Intensive Care Unit

Using text from infamous apologies by public figures, New York-based theater collective, Intensive Care Unit, explores the ways in which the shaming of our icons obstructs our humanity.
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WOW! WOW Cabaret

Featuring an ever-changing blend of artists from WOW Cafe Theatre, this cabaret showcases WOW's rich history, diversity of visions, and internal differences that have kept them alive and vivid for over three decades!
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The FAB! Festival will feature surprising site specific and guerrilla-style performances that take place up and down East 4th. The day will open with Bond Street Theatre, taking the block by storm with their Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, a group of musicians who play a repertoire of Dixieland, Swing, Rock, Jazz, and Blues tunes, while simultaneously performing mind boggling dance routines on stilts. Full schedule below: 

1PM Opening Parade
Bond Street Theatre's Shinbone Alley Stiltband

The Movement Party and Friends - Switch: Street

Pradomar - The Winged Reptile

Sense of Motion - All is LOVE!

The Movement Party and Friends - Switch: Street

Sense of Motion - All is LOVE!

The CityKids Foundation - Stand Up 
In addition 50+ performing artists, FABnyc is presenting numerous visual art projects to the block...

With generous support from the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, FABnyc has commissioned sculpture artist Amanda Browder to create "Good Morning," a fabric sculpture that will cover the 70 East 4th Street Cultural Center from top to bottom. This installation is being produced from repurposed fabric as part of FABnyc’s SUSTAIN project, with the partnership of Downtown Art and Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company. Browder will be collaborating with seniors from the nearby Jasa Center to complete the project.

Visual Installations

Good Morning! - by Amanda Browder - 70 East 4th Street, comissioned for FABnyc’s SUSTAIN program

Bunny - by Ryan Cronin - 4th Street at Bowery

Performance Installations

Theater in a Box - by IATI Theater - 61 East 4th Street

Le velo Rouge - by Bond Street Theatre - 4th Street at 2nd Ave

Culture Sanctuary - by Yuliya Skurska with Evan Cordes- 79 East 4th Street

Artist Peep Show - by Jayme Kilburn - 85 East 4th Street
The FAB! Festival brings together community groups, cultural institutions, and artists to offer creative activities for folks of all ages.

Festivalgoers are advised to BYOT (Bring Your Own T-Shirt) because social entrepreneurship group, Works in Progress, will be on-site screen-printing the FABnyc logo on any cloth item!

Kia Miakka Natisse will be bringing The Selfie Portrait Project to the block, a unique experiential event in which everyone gets the chance to be a portrait artist by taking, writing, and drawing "selfless" to be uploaded to selfieportrait.me. A mobile black box theater will also be set up near IATI Theater’s newly renovated space at 64 East 4th Street. Audiences can peek through keyholes cut in each side of this box to view intriguing performances by the characters inside. Then time for a "Power Hour" with certified yoga instructor Jyll Hubbard-Salk, registration required.

Other activities provided by
: New Museum, League of Independent Theater, Cooper Union Alumni Association - Events Committee, GAIA - Cooper Union, SID BRANCH, GrowNYC, NYC Dance Arts, Make it Happy, Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers, LES Coalition to Stop Fracking/United for Action, Bond Street Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Ukrainian Museum, Live Source Collective, miLES, The CityKids Foundation, Artist Peep Show, The POOP Project, Urban Pastoral Portrait "Studios" by Caroline Burghard, Yuliya Skurska + Evan Cordes.
La MaMa E.T.C. brings Kids Activities to the FAB! Festival
Location: Outside 74 East 4th on the south side of the street

Move to the Caribbean beat in a workshop that introduces rhythms and dances through stories and songs. Baila! Instructor: Meredith Wright

Zen Flute Making & Playing Demonstration: 2-3PM
Learn how to make sweet melodies in this interactive Shakuhachi Bamboo Zen Flute making and playing demonstration! Instructor: Perry Yung

Paper Pinch-Talker Puppets: 3-4PM
Give your own paper pinch-talker puppet a unique personality with color and decorations. Instructor: Cathy Shaw

The Nose Knows Puppet Making: 4-5PM
For the young at heart and their children—come make a puppet and a new friend. Instructor: Julia Martin
FABnyc brings some of the Lower East Side's most treasured small businesses and unique vendors out onto the street for the FAB! Festival to sell original art, handmade handicrafts, and delicious gourmet food and drink.

Vendors include the delectable Bond Street Chocolate, famed Pageant Print Shop, and other East 4th Street staples such as Random Accessories, Rivington Guitars, and Little Hair Shoppe.

4th Street Food Co-op on site creating pedal-powered organic smoothies with their bike blender, along with Goodness Juice, providing the freshest bottled fruit, vegetable juices, and concentrated, nutrient rich booster shots.

For those who love flavorful ethnic cuisine, Oaxaca Taqueria will be cooking up tasty tacos and Down Under Bakery (DUB) Pies will be selling their Australian and New Zealand-style meat pies.

For the vegetarians and vegans, V Spot will be providing delicious vegan cuisine and Alchemy Creamery will supplying dairy-free ice cream.

Other vendors: Thirstea, East Village Chiropractic & Bodyworks, P&H Soda Co., Derek Berg Photography, Margaret L. Nkhereanye, Corinne Morrison, Miss Wit Designs, The Vanity Project, Ideal Art, Postal, Anne Polline
With a strong commitment to sustainable culture, FABnyc aims to reduce waste at the
FAB! Festival and ensure 100% of waste is appropriately reused, recycled or disposed of by providing proper receptacles on site before, during, and after the event. GrowNYC and other sustainability partners, will also be onsite at the festival offering information on best practices.
FABnyc would like to thank their funders. This Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick. The program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The City Council, and City Council Member Rosie Mendez. We are grateful for the generous support of The Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The New York Community Trust, Con Edison, NYU Community Fund, NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, Green Mountain Energy, Whole Foods Markets, our members, and our Kickstarter backers.

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