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Dance and Physical Theatre

Skin – 201 Dance Company – 5*****

August 20, 2017 |

The 201 Dance Company tell the story of a boy’s gender transition through their contemporary urban dance production. I would not expect urban hip-hop style dancing as a way of expressing such an emotional journey however, with Andrea Walkers outstanding … Read More

Circa: Humans – 5*****

August 13, 2017 |

As you take your seat at the start of the show the acrobats are on stage undressing from their casual clothes, rolling and twisting acrobatically as they are doing this. The show begins with a member of the troupe emerging … Read More

California Dreaming – California Contemporary Ballet Theatre – 2**

August 11, 2017 |

The California Contemporary Ballet Company bring their sunny Californian performance to Edinburgh through their production of California Dreaming. They create the atmosphere by projecting picture postcards onto the backdrop of the stage and providing each member of the audience a … Read More

Circus Abyssinia:Ethiopian Dreams – 5*****

August 8, 2017 |

The show opens with two young boys who are dreaming of joining the circus (which is made real by the Man in the Moon). We are greeted by a troupe of performers bringing their infectious energy and enthusiasm as they … Read More

TUTU: Dance In All its Glory – Chicos Mambo – 5 *****

August 6, 2017 |

This show takes you on a hilarious journey through the icons of classical ballet contemporary dance, ballroom and acrobatic. A musical box ballerina opens up a show of visual delight as six men in a variety of the most amazing … Read More

Terra Incognita – Temper Theatre – 4****

August 22, 2016 |

Climate change is a serious issue. Terra Incognita is a serious piece of dance theatre about climate change. In one of the most powerful dance performances I have seen at the Fringe, Temper Theatre explore the relationship between humankind and … Read More

Whiteout – Barrowland Ballet – 4****

August 22, 2016 |

Whiteout is an interesting piece of dance theatre, exploring the possibilities and problems of inter-racial relationships. The choreographer, Natasha Gilmore, has based much of the story on her own experiences. Six dancers – 3 male, 3 female, explore mixed race … Read More

And Now… – plan B – 2**

August 22, 2016 |

If I hadn’t read the printed programme for And Now…, I would have said it was an exploration of childhood, and of the mixture of fear and excitement that growing up brings. Apparently this is not the main point of … Read More

Linger – Eriu Dance Company – 4****

August 10, 2016 |

Choreographed by the ex-Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, Lïnger is a work in which contemporary Irish stepdance is used by two male dancers to tell a story of gay masculinity, desire and suppressed emotion. The duet conveys powerful emotions … Read More

Eowyn Emerald and Dancers – 4****

August 10, 2016 |

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers are a small, but select, troupe of four, 2 female and 2 male dancers, from Portland, Oregon. They present a programme of 6 dances, all short pieces, in this small and intimate venue.

The dances cover … Read More