Hug The Fringe. The Manila Fringe Festival as an exercise in art!
According to statistics provided by the World Fringe Network (WFN) (photo 1), Fringe festivals worldwide have expanded at record speed over the past 20 years. While it’s difficult to trace the origin of each individual Fringe Festival, we can confidently say the Fringe tide is coming in, and rising quickly. In February 2015, when the first Manila Fringe was passionately underway, Taipei Fringe Festival’s Curator Coordinator Lin Hsin-Yi was already on the ground, befriending these recently initiated Fringers.