Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 2009

Date: September 4, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 2009
Various locations – see the Festival Web site for details

Philadelphia, PA 19103


The 13th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival runs from September 4 - 19, 2009.

The following is a description from the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Web site:

"The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is an internationally recognized presenter of performing arts. Supporting the work of a broad array of performing artists from Philadelphia and around the world, the organization produces two concurrent sixteen-day festivals each September in venues throughout Philadelphia.

A collection of the world’s best contemporary performing artists energize Philadelphia audiences each year during the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. Selected by Nick Stuccio, the Festival’s Producing Director, about half of these artists are based in Philadelphia, while others come in from across the globe. The mission of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival is to commission, develop, and present a wide range of the latest cutting-edge, high-quality performance. In 2009, 15 Artists will present 16 Live Arts Festival shows."

Tickets are on sale now for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival at Information is also available for Philly Fringe, which runs in conjunction with the Festival.

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage provided support for a number of the performances at the 2009 Live Arts Festival through its Philadelphia Theatre Initiative and Dance Advance.

Homepage photo by Andrew Curtis. Chunky Move's production of Mortal Engine. Pictured: Lee Serle. 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe.

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