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Strasenburgh Planetarium Hosts Rochester Fringe Festival Performance “ANOMALY”

    ROCHESTER, NY—The Strasenburgh Planetarium will once again host a First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival performance this year. “ANOMALY,” conceived by BIODANCE, Sound ExChange and W. Michelle Harris, presents audiences with a multi-art show in the four-story dome at 7pm on Thursday, September 15 and at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, September 17.

    “ANOMALY” is a coalescence of art forms featuring cinematic effects, musicians and dancers. This is the first time the show will be performed since its 2013 sold-out Rochester Fringe Festival premiere, also held at the Planetarium. This year, Ossia New Music, of Eastman School of Music, will perform music from leading modern composers while BIODANCE performs original choreography by Missy Pfohl Smith, director of the program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. W. Michelle Harris, media artist and associate professor of Interactive Games and Media, provides the cinematic background that engulfs the performers and audience into a sensory experience that transports the audience into deep reflection about our existence within the larger universe.

    The performance lasts 45 minutes and tickets are $15. For tickets, visit or search for the show by venue “Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium.” If any remaining tickets are available, they will be sold at the Planetarium box office one hour before showtime.

    The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is a 10-day festival that features unique and immersive visual and performing arts demonstrations by artists from all over the world. Performances are held at various locations across downtown and could include anything from poetry to theater to dance.

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