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Open Scene to debut the world premier of Vida at Fringe ArtSpace

"Vida" is an immersive and captivating musical journey; a timeless invitation through dance and color to embrace our emotions and the beauty of life.

Open Scene to debut the world premier of Vida at Fringe ArtSpace

Following the successful debut of the first original production from the Orlando Fringe's inaugural Collective Incubator Program, Without Fear Theatre's "FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera", which opened to rave reviews, comes the second production from the cohort of local creatives which will see Open Scene present their world premiere of "Vida!"

Open Scene has created an immersive, captivating musical journey and a timeless invitation through dance and color to embrace one’s emotions and the beauty of life in “Vida.”

"Vida" is not just a performing arts production; it's an immersive experience that delves into human emotions and mental health. Through a mesmerizing blend of dance, visual arts, and literature, this production paints a vivid picture of the different stages of life, each tinted with its own unique emotions.

As the curtains rise, the audience is invited to take a trip through the ups and downs that define life. Through the power of movement, color, and words, this multidisciplinary experience connects artistic expression and the complexities of mental well-being.

Vida features choreographer and dancer Ana Cuellar, recognized Cirque du Soleil performer, original scores by Charles Griffin, renowned composer and arts administrator, live music performed by Jamie Clark, a cellist and cello instructor at Stetson University known for her performances alongside the legendary Yo-Yo Ma, plus illustrations by Danish visual artist Lisa Aisato.  Be part of this journey followed by a collaborative artwork creation led by local artist Ellen Pestili.

Vida will take to the stage at Fringe Art Space from March 22 - 30, 2024.  Fringe ArtSpace is located at 54 West Church Street, Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32801. 

For more information on the Collective, what’s to come at Fringe ArtSpace and to purchase tickets, visit and

Open Scene to debut the world premier of Vida at Fringe ArtSpace

Working in tandem with Orlando Fringe educational partner the William Daniel Mills Theatre Company, the Collective is a deep dive program for local emerging arts companies / organizations to grow to the next level and produce full-run productions at Fringe ArtSpace. 

During the program, they attend group sessions with other Collective members and produce full-run productions at Fringe ArtSpace. 

Each recipient receives funding to produce their shows and attend sessions, as well as in-kind services sponsored by the Downtown Development Board.


“We are incredibly proud to present our first original productions from the inaugural Collective program,” says Orlando Fringe Artistic and Marketing Director Desiree Montes.  “This program was born out of Orlando Fringe’s belief in amplifying voices and uplifting our artistic community, along with our position in the Central Florida arts community as the beginning pipeline for organizations to create, experiment and grow at our annual festivals.  We are very excited to welcome an incredible second season at our year-round space, which includes showcasing our very own local talent through all of the Collective productions, which we cannot wait for our highly supportive arts loving community to come out and experience.”


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