Important Child brings together, comedy, music and movement. CAITLIN Light Ladd and Emberton ZOO Lauriston Halls, Wed 23–Sat 26 Aug, noon (& 6.30pm on Fri 24 only), £14 (£12). A dance show based on the life of Caitlin, the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. With only 20 people per show, the audience are seated in a circle as Caitlin tells the story of her tempestuous marriage through movement. Best Dance Production, Wales Theatre Awards 2015. Part of British Council Showcase, 2017.
FAGIN’S TWIST Avant Garde Dance Company, presented by The Place ZOO Southside, Sun 20–Sun 27 Aug, 1pm, £13 (£11). A contemporary hip hop reimagining of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, telling the early story of one of the writer’s most iconic characters. Choreographer Tony Adigun shows us Fagin in his youth, corrupted by greed and worn down by poverty. Commissioned by Theatre Bristol, East London Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, DanceEast and The Place. Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.
Velvet Petal: Bedroom Summerhall Wind-Up ZOO Southside
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FOLK National Dance Company Wales ZOO Southside, Sun 20–Fri 25 Aug (not 21, 24), 3.30pm, £12 (£10). NDCWales bring artistic director Caroline Finn’s award-winning, darkly comic Folk to the Fringe. Inspired by 17th and 18th-century oil paintings, Folk is told in Finn’s characteristically energetic style. Exploring themes of social dynamics, familiar and surreal scenes and characters come alive in an enchanting landscape. Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017. GOSSIP Lenka Vagnerova and Company ZOO Southside, Fri 4–Tue 15 Aug (not 9), 8.30pm, £14 (£12). Part of Czech Showcase, 2017. See preview, page 63.
#JESUIS Aakash Odedra Limited ZOO Southside, Wed 16–Sat 26 Aug, 8.30pm, £14 (£12). Renowned British dancer Aakash Odedra comes to the Fringe with his i rst group work, #JeSuis. Starring seven dancers from Turkey, #JeSuis tackles how the media inl uences the way we see the world, touching on themes of displacement, refuge and instability. Featuring a score by Odedra’s long-term collaborator Nicki Wells.
THE NARRATOR Spiti re Company ZOO Southside, Mon 14–Sun 27 Aug (not 16, 17, 20–22, 24), 5pm, £14 (£12). French dancer and singer Cécile Da Costa dances, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in order to tell her intimate story. Award- winning Spiti re return with this show about strong women, with live musisc from Jan Šikl. Part of Czech Showcase, 2017.
ONE STEP BEFORE THE FALL Spiti re Company & Damúza ZOO Southside, Wed 16–Thu 24 Aug (not 18, 19, 23), 5pm, £14 (£12). Following a worldwide tour, this production from Spiti re Company, in association with Damúza Theater comes back to the Fringe. Inspired by Muhammed Ali’s i ght against Parkinson’s disease, performed by dancer Markéta Vacovská and singer Lenka Dusilová. Part of Czech Showcase, 2017.
PROCESS DAY Scottish Dance Theatre ZOO Southside, Tue 22–Sat 26 Aug, 7pm, £12 (£10). Award-winning duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have created numerous critically acclaimed works for world-class companies including Batsheva Dance, Nederlands Dans Theater and Carte Blanche. This work is inspired by club culture and is part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 and Made in Scotland 2017. TUTUMUCKY Scottish Dance Theatre ZOO Southside, Wed 16–Sun 20 Aug, 7pm, £12 (£10). Choreographed by Botis Seva, TuTuMucky explores how we’re shaped by the chaotic world around us, experimenting with classical music and hip hop and featuring ballet, contemporary and hip hop techniques. Set to an original musical backdrop by beat producer Torben Lars Sylvest. Part of Made in Scotland 2017.
WIND-UP 420PEOPLE ZOO Southside, Thu 10–Sat 19 Aug, 3.20pm, £14 (£12). Inspired by energy’s accumulation and explosion, Prague’s 420PEOPLE promises a production full of dynamic music and movement. In collaboration with musician Amos Ben-Tal, choreographer Václav Kuneš and his company 420PEOPLE deliver an energetic dance performance. Part of Czech Showcase, 2017. YOU ARE NOT THE ONE WHO SHALL LIVE LONG DOT504 ZOO Southside, Sun 13–Sat 19 Aug, 1.20pm, £14 (£12). Czech dance company Dot504 focus on the obsession with satisfying our needs, whether it is love, sex or money. The show’s concept and choreography come from Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea of dance company RootLessRoot. Part of Czech Showcase, 2017.
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