Festival Dance


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Using cutting-edge technology. Australia‘s Chunky Move dance company explores human interaction and mortality. Performed on a steeply raked stage. the show features patterns of music and sound triggered by the dancers' movement and re-routed back to the stage before your eyes. Filled with loud noise. lasers and extreme lighting design. it is a visual and aural assault on your senses.


As Scottish Dance Theatre lights up the Fringe with its superb double—bill of dynamic contemporary works, dancer Ruth Janssen faces the music

5 words to sum up the Scottish Dance Theatre style Diverse. etlgy. fresh, emotional. audacious.

4 reasons people should see your Fringe show

Because it's life-affirming, inspiring. uplifting and gualily guaranteed.

3 things you enjoy most about playing the Fringe

Being part of a hugely celebratory and experimental performance community. Being inspired by all different genres of theatre. I love watching the way the arts can iiiyigoi'ate and energise an entire city on a moment to moment basis.

2 dance shows are you looking forward to seeing at the Ffinge

lribetween by Willi [)oinei at Dance Base antl The Cholmontleleys and the l eatliei'stt)nehaughs present Dancing on your Crave at the Assembly Rooms.

1 thing dancing makes you feel


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* Bale de Rua Hip hop. salsa and capoeira combine in this expressive five-star celebration of life in Brazil. Dynamic and joyful stuff, not to be missed. Assembly @ Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 25 Aug, 6.50pm, $75—$77 ($74—$75).

=l= The Vanishing Point Spectacular five-star acrobatic stilt drama from this multi- talented San Franciscan company. See review. Sweet ECA, 0870 2470736, until 24 Aug (not 78 8 79), 8pm, 6860—89 (27.50—28).

=l= Mortal Engine The lnternational Festival brings Australia‘s Chunky Move dance company to Edinburgh for the first time. A dazzling fusion of light and sound awaits you. See pic, left. Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 77—79 Aug, 8pm, 28—228.

* Steve Reich Evening Two groundbreakers in their respective fields come together in this night of choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the legendary Steve Reich. See preview. Edinburgh Festival Theatre,

7 5—7 7 Aug, 7.30pm, $70—$28. * Scottish Dance Theatre A double-bill of captivating dance from Scotland's national contemporary dance company, featuring choreography by Hofesh Shechter and Liv Lorent. See 5 Questions. Zoo Southside, 662 6892, until 24 Aug (not 78), 6.30pm, E 70 (E8). * Children of the Khmer An inspirational hour of music, song and dance by this ensemble of talented young performers from Cambodia. Uplifting and beautifully synchronised. The World @ St George '3 West. 07527 050265, until 24 Aug, 4pm, E 72 (E 7 0; children £5).

* State of Matter A fast. furious fusion of contemporary and street dance, all dressed up in sharp suits and youthful attitude by the new improved 2FaCeD DaNcE Company. Udderbe/ly's Pasture, 0844 5458252, until 25 Aug (not 73), 4pm, 872—87450 (DO—£73.50)