Dance & Physical Theatre

Dance & Physical Theatre

Dance review: Rain, Edinburgh Playhouse

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker likens Rain to a party, and it’s easy to see what she means. Groups form and scatter; dancers peel off on their own or couple up, come together in trios then move on to someone new.

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The Ping-Pong Ball Effect.

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: At first, it’s easy to view this show through the lens of social conscience. ­Upsala Circus is populated by at-risk young people from St ­Petersburg so, of course, we have to like their show regardless.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Coppélia

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Coppélia

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: There comes a time in the creative process when you have to stop adding things.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: #JeSuis

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: #JeSuis

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: #JeSuis is, according to Midlands-based Aakash Odedra Company, a work in progress. But given the show’s subject matter, it’s hard to imagine it ever being anything other than that.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Folk

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Folk

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Few things are more ­alienating for an audience than somebody laughing hysterically on stage for no reason.

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Nederlands Dans Theater offer skilful athleticism and elegant, measured grace. Picture: Jon Savage

Dance review: Nederlands Dans Theater

Edinburgh International Festival: Post-show chatter is always fascinating, especially after a performance like this, where excellence meets mystery.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Helga – Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Helga – Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Circus artist Henni Kervinen plays the ageing diva of the title in this show which is part of a series of Finnish work on the Fringe.

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Flip FabriQue occupy themselves with a remarkably skilful hula hoop routine. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Transit

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Alongside the impressive array of tricks that Canadian circus company Flip FabriQue has to share with us, they like to build a world for the audience to join them in.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizás

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizás

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Gabriela Muñoz is a delightful clown, able to express a myriad of emotions without saying a word.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Two Little Boxes

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Two Little Boxes

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Things may have changed in recent years, but the expectations heaped upon men by society and their peers remain depressingly constant in some circles.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Sing the Positions

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Sing the Positions

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: You’d be forgiven for thinking this chaotic, unfocused mix of sound, movement and spoken word ramblings was a comic parody.

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Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker. Picture: Hugo Glendinning.

Kelly Apter: Imitation can be the sincerest form of plagiarism

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but back in 2011 when Beyoncé released her Countdown video, Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was feeling far from flattered.

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Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: No Show

Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: No Show

No Show | Summerhall (Venue 26) | Star rating: ****

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Fringe Dance review: Un Poyo Rojo

Fringe Dance review: Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo | Dance Base (22) | Star rating: ****

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Fringe Theatre review: Origins

Fringe Theatre review: Origins

Origins | Zoo (Venue 124) | Star rating: **

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Fringe Theatre review: Arab Arts Focus - Dance Double Bill

Fringe Theatre review: Arab Arts Focus - Dance Double Bill

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill | Summerhall (Venue 26) | Star rating: ***

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Dance review: Blak Whyte Gray

Dance review: Blak Whyte Gray

Edinburgh Interantional Festival: There are moments of synchronised movement in Blak Whyte Gray that thrill you to the core, jumps and tumbles that excite, and popping, locking and krump so precise it hits every beat accompanying it.

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The funny, thought-provoking Border Tales celebrates our differences, yet acknowledges our similarities. Picture: Chris Nash

Dance, Physical Theatre And Circus review: Border Tales

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: It’s only four years since choreographer Luca Silvestrini created Border Tales for Protein Dance, and yet so much has changed. The Brexit vote, and resulting rise in race-related hate crimes, prompted him to re-work the piece – and it couldn’t be more vital.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus: Skin

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus: Skin

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A strong theme, dancers and soundtrack can’t disguise the fact that hip hop company 201’s take on transgender transitioning is light on choreography.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Creature

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Creature

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Curled in a foetal position, three dancers suspended in the eaves slowly lower themselves to the floor amid atmospheric lighting.

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