“Lose Your Marbles,” a new dance-centric fringe festival, is coming to downtown Akron on June 10.
Presented by Neos Dance Theatre with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, the fringe festival takes its name from Akron’s legacy as the birthplace of toy marble-making automation.
Smaller spaces without stages — including an ice cream parlor, coffee shop, gallery, and storefront window space provided in collaboration with the Curated Storefront — will feature pop-up performances to round out the festival’s walkable footprint. The pop-up performances will be free, while the main stage performances on Saturday will have small fees.
Lucky Plush Production of Chicago, Inlet Dance Theatre, and Neos are already slated to perform. Additional dance and visual artists — emerging and established — will be chosen by a festival panel.