The adventuresome 6th annual San Diego International Fringe Festival opens on Thursday with 58 artists ranging from the acrobatic clowns of A Little Bit Off to San Diego dancer Krista Kaye to the subversive theatre of Unattended Baggage.
This year’s festival runs through July 1 and features artists from across the United States and around the world performing theatre, cabaret, street music, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design and more.
Performances are unjuried and uncensored in an effort to maximize creativity and surprise, and 100 percent of ticket proceeds go to the artists.
The origin of the fringe concept goes back to 1947, when eight groups showed up, uninvited, to the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival. They performed their shows “on the fringe” of the main festival… and a phenomenon was born.
The Edinburgh Fringe is now the largest performing arts festival in the world, but there are more than 200 other fringe festivals around the globe.
Tickets for both individual events and multi-day passes are available online. Performances take place throughout central San Diego and in Tijuana.
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