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IndyFringe Theatre on Wheels

1:00 - 1:45 pm: Comedic Storyteller
2:00 - 2:45 pm: Magician
3:00 - 3:45 pm: Comedic Storyteller
4:00 - 4:45 pm: Magician  
All ages  
Just south of Market Stage
FFF 2019 IndyFringe cropped1Rolling into Ferdinand will be Fringe on Wheels--a mobile theatre which brings performances, classes, and entertainment to sites all around the state. A magician and a comedic storyteller will be accompanying IndyFringe to entertain guests at the Ferdinand Folk Festival. The colorful van, with "Fuel Your Inspiration" painted on the side, serves multiple purposes—a roving ambassador for the arts, performance opportunites for emerging artists, street theatre for communities that want new and exciting entertainment options, and more. IndyFringe was honored to be among the 17 organizations awarded the Lilly Endowment Strengthening Indianapolis through Arts & Cultural Innovation grant, which allowed IndyFringe to build Fringe on Wheels, a Ford Transit Van outfitted with portable staging, sound equipment, lighting, and more. The goal is to bring Fringe On Wheels to schools, community centers, and underserved communities. Fringe on Wheels will roll out to local parades, fairs and festivals, sporting events, neighborhood centers, university campuses, and the annual IndyFringe Festival. IndyFringe exists to encourage, support and assist independent artists by providing an accessible, affordable outlet that draws diverse elements of the community together and inspires creative experience through the arts. For additional info, visit http://www.indyfringe.org/fringe-wheels

"The Hammer and The Hatchet" Children's Concert

 2:00 - 2:30 
lower shelter house
FFF 2019 The Hammer and the Hatchet CROPPEDThe Hammer and The Hatchet will entertain children with delightful American roots, hill country pickin’ rooted in Brown County, Indiana. John Bowyer, The Hammer, is a virtuoso mandolin player and guitar player who has used his talents as a side man, studio musician, and front man for projects like Old Truck Revival, Punkin’ Holler Boys, Chris Dollar Band, Avocado Chic, and more. Jayme Hood, The Hatchet, has become his musical soulmate. The Americana sound that they have created is bluegrass inspired and rich in harmony.

Yoga for Children

by Samantha Knies Gray

12:30 pm Eastern Upper lawn from main stage

FFF 2019 Childrens YOGAWith the incorporation of a fun story, Samantha Knies Gray, RYT, will teach gentle, fun stretches that children can do every day. She will also focus on breathing and meditation techniques to help calm the body and mind. Children should dress comfortably. Blankets and a stuffed animal friend or doll for Savasana (resting pose) are welcomed. Samantha, a native of Bretzville and graduate of Forest Park and Purdue University, is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. In addition to teaching regular yoga classes at Fire Horse Yoga and the YMCA, she attends regular classes and training and maintains a daily practice at home, believing in taking time out of our busy lives to rest and restore our bodies and minds. Samantha strives to bring a deep level of peace and an awareness of body and breath to every student she teaches. A mother to two daughters—ages 3 and 7—she has been incorporating yoga and meditation techniques into their lives since they were born. The power of a regular yoga practice for children protects them from injury and helps them manage their reactions and emotions.

Bonzer Productions: Bizzi and Bindi

12:45 - 1:45 pm: Bonzer Productions: Bizzo and Bindi, lower shelter house
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Bonzer Productions, lower shelter house
Meet Aussies Bizzo and Bindi! 
FFF 2019 Bonzer ProductionsBizzo loves playing drums, skateboarding, and playing ball with audiences. Bizzo’s name is Aussie slang for “Funny Business”! He was featured in the AllTech commercial for the World Equestrian Games, Kentucky Lottery’s “Flying Hot Dog” TV spot and in print for Scott's Lawn Care products.
Bindi is an exceptional learner and high energy performer. Not only is she lightning fast, but she is also an amazing jumper, with awesome spinning, balancing, and hoop jumping talent. In keeping with Bonzer's tradition of Aussie names, they named Bindi after the daughter of the late Australian wildlife expert, Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter”. Bindi also has the affectionate disposition perfect for retirement and nursing homes. 
Bizzo and Bindi perform for live shows, lecture demonstrations, commercials, and industrial work. 
Diane Wasnak (aka Pino) is a world-renowned physical comic/mime/animal trainer, performer in Cirque du Soleil, the “Taganai” Russian Circus, “Busker Alley”on Broadway, NYC, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Marin Shakespeare, Athens West Theatre Company, and Stage One Children’s Theatre. Barb Polk is a singer, voice actress and music composer for Bonzer Productions' videos and shows, Discovery Channel’s “Big Job”, and KFC, LaZBoy, Kentucky Carpenters' Union jingles. She's also a vocalist with “Barb & Eddie”, The Doo-Wop All Stars and The Don Krekel Orchestra. For more info, visit http://www.dianewasnak.com BonzerPage.html.    
In 2015, Bonzer Productions won a Telly Award for their work with The Palo Alto Humane Society on their video, “It’s A Dog’s Day”. It was a great honor to receive this “cousin” of the Emmy Award from among more than 12,000 films and videos submitted. Diane and Barb provided voices, puppeteering, and live action for the video, while Cooey and Bizzo starred as the “Sad” and “Happy” dogs in the story.

"T-Bone's Party Time!"

by Thom Pallozola
2:45 - 3:15 pm Eastern
Interactive music program for children ages 2 to 5
Lower shelter house
FFF 2019 Thom PallozolaChildren will sing, dance, and march around "as we sing songs about our pets, the ABC’s, and our friends".
Thom Pallozola plays in two rock-and-roll bands and two ukulele driven bands. The ukulele bands are the Flea Bitten Dawgs, jazz, Americana, ukulele music. They are a trio with two vocal/ukulele players plus a percussionist. This act tours through 12 states and toured England and Belgium. The second group is the Shruti Nadis, a duo act with Thom playing ukulele and shruti box plus a percussionist. They play music for yoga sessions and meditation sessions as well as concerts. This act tours through three states. Since 2006 Thom has been a children’s entertainer in the “Babaloo and T-Bone Respec-Ta-Lecka-Hi Song Writing Workshop” for K through 6 th grade, and as T-Bone, an act for pre-school children. When not touring, Thom runs Thomdawg’s Music. He makes hand-make musical shakers, kazoos, and drums sold on tour and at festivals. Visit his booth in the art market.

2019 Printable Schedule & Map

FFF printable schedule 2019