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Dance Fringe Variety

Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark is an exhilarating musical journey through Havana’s history. The show, a celebration of Havana’s 500th birthday, directed by Toby Gough, demonstrates a political message- despite sanctions on the country, Cubans are strong and resilient. Interwoven with a narration on the history and politics of Cuba, Havana After Dark offers an escape, transporting […]

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Hysterical

Hysterical questions feminism and gender equality, pointing out the misunderstanding of those terms. Combining physical theatre, dialogue and monologues, light effects and a drums solo on stage, the young performers try to pass on their message in a unique way. However, it gets a bit too hysterical. The quick dialogue and choreography accompanied by audio […]

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Man to Man

Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham’s production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man to Man is unexpectedly contemporary despite its 20th century setting. Performed triumphantly by Maggie Bain, the play details the life of Ella Gericke, a young woman in Weimar Germany who is widowed when her husband, Max, dies of cancer. Through circumstances of desperation […]

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Bare Threads

In their latest production Bare Threads, Theatre Paradok explore how clothing can act as an emblem of power or passion, of love or loss. With only an eclectic wardrobe and each other at hand, the ensemble of Bare Threads considers the role clothing has in our lives, whilst also recognising the beauty of clothing itself. […]

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The Dreamer

Though at first disconcerted at the realisation that The Dreamer would be performed almost entirely in Mandarin, my apprehension barely lasted the first few minutes; the energetic physicality of the all-Chinese cast’s performance was enough to carry the audience through 70 minutes, hardly missing a single detail. Created as an international collaboration between Shanghai Dramatic […]

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Fringe Theatre

Walls

Deeply moving and truly beautiful, Walls is a heartfelt piece of physical theatre, narrating through movement and performance the stories of refugees from East Berlin during the Cold War as well as the current refugee crisis in Calais. The movement is beautiful right down to the little details with the actors miming a fire and […]

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Spool

“If I could change one thing, I’d change…”. This opening thought by the Mind as he inspects his partner, the Body, opens Spool with the impression that the next 50 minutes are going to be an exploration of the imperfections we all can recognise in ourselves. This relatable topic is an exciting one, and the exploration […]

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B-Orders

Dance / Physical Theatre / Circus, Underbelly’s Circus Hub, Venue 360, 16:25 until 29th August. A pair of acrobats crouch on stacked wooden blocks, wobbling precariously to a loud tock-tocking. Instructions are shouted in Arabic from overhead, “Tie up your hair!”, “stand up straight,”, “why are you wearing a mini skirt?” B-Orders, a piece of […]