wings in my heart

Dance, physical theatre and circus review: Wings in My Heart

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: Wings in My Heart, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ It’s hard to imagine a more striking or memorable opening than the first few minutes of Wings of My Heart. Naked flames flickering up from the stage slowly burn away to reveal a pool of …

Dance, physical theatre and circus review: Wings in My Heart

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: Wings in My Heart, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ It’s hard to imagine a more striking or memorable opening than the first few minutes of Wings of My Heart. Naked flames flickering up from the stage slowly burn away to reveal a pool of …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Dreaming in Code

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Dreaming in Code, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★ The trouble with double bills is the show will always be pulled down by the lesser work, which is a great shame for Tamsin Fitzgerald, founder of 2Faced Dance Company and a very fine choreographer. Her new work, Lucid Grounds, …

Dance review: Dreaming in Code

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Dreaming in Code, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★ The trouble with double bills is the show will always be pulled down by the lesser work, which is a great shame for Tamsin Fitzgerald, founder of 2Faced Dance Company and a very fine choreographer. Her new work, Lucid Grounds, …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Ponies Don’t Play Football

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Ponies Don’t Play Football, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ Arrive a few minutes late for ponydance’s latest show and you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into a strip club. Three women, wearing nothing but pants and a thin line of tape over their nipples, gyrate provocatively …

Dance review: Ponies Don’t Play Football

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Ponies Don’t Play Football, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ Arrive a few minutes late for ponydance’s latest show and you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into a strip club. Three women, wearing nothing but pants and a thin line of tape over their nipples, gyrate provocatively …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: ZIK’R

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: ZIK’R, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ A FORMER banker who found her feet, and her voice, aged 30, Karen Ruimy has learned the valuable lesson that if you want to look good, surround yourself with good people. She’s very much the star of this show, and has real …

Dance review: ZIK’R

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: ZIK’R, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ A FORMER banker who found her feet, and her voice, aged 30, Karen Ruimy has learned the valuable lesson that if you want to look good, surround yourself with good people. She’s very much the star of this show, and has real …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Siro-A

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Siro-A, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ There’s undeniable skill underpinning this display of digital trickery by Japanese company Siro-A. And, if the whoops and cheers are anything to go by, there’s clearly an audience for this sort of thing. But I can’t help but think we’re being a …

Dance review: Siro-A

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Siro-A, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ There’s undeniable skill underpinning this display of digital trickery by Japanese company Siro-A. And, if the whoops and cheers are anything to go by, there’s clearly an audience for this sort of thing. But I can’t help but think we’re being a …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Beauty of the Beast

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Beauty of the Beast, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ First comes the beauty: three men, dressed in Lycra, executing graceful, balletic moves, fuelled by a very male bodily power. We see the muscles flex, the technique displayed, and it is indeed beautiful. Then the beast arrives: three other …

Dance review: Beauty of the Beast

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Beauty of the Beast, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ First comes the beauty: three men, dressed in Lycra, executing graceful, balletic moves, fuelled by a very male bodily power. We see the muscles flex, the technique displayed, and it is indeed beautiful. Then the beast arrives: three other …

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August 31, 2015

Children’s show review: Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ There’s something maverick, and even a little bit anarchic, about Martin Mor’s approach to family entertainment. Nobody in the audience is safe from his roguish sense of humour – especially the grown-ups. The first …

Children’s show review: Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ There’s something maverick, and even a little bit anarchic, about Martin Mor’s approach to family entertainment. Nobody in the audience is safe from his roguish sense of humour – especially the grown-ups. The first …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Matemáticas de lo Jondo Redux

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Matemáticas de lo Jondo Redux, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ This rich and authentic show from Charo Cala Flamenco Company evolved out of an admiration for the work of Spanish experimental filmmaker José Val del Omar. Subsequently, images from his film Tríptico Elemental de España appear on a …

Dance review: Matemáticas de lo Jondo Redux

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Matemáticas de lo Jondo Redux, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ This rich and authentic show from Charo Cala Flamenco Company evolved out of an admiration for the work of Spanish experimental filmmaker José Val del Omar. Subsequently, images from his film Tríptico Elemental de España appear on a …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: One Fine Day

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: One Fine Day, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ This is the debut UK outing for South Korean contemporary dance company EDx2, and it’s a promising one. Presenting a double bill of contrasting works (inexplicably bundled together under the title One Fine Day) the dancers demonstrate a range of …

Dance review: One Fine Day

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: One Fine Day, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ This is the debut UK outing for South Korean contemporary dance company EDx2, and it’s a promising one. Presenting a double bill of contrasting works (inexplicably bundled together under the title One Fine Day) the dancers demonstrate a range of …

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August 31, 2015

EIF dance review: Ballett Zurich: Kairos and Sonett

Edinburgh International Festival dance review: Ballett Zurich: Kairos and Sonett at Edinburgh Playhouse, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ When I heard that Wayne McGregor had choreographed a piece to Max Richter’s Recomposed – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, I’ll confess to thinking that nothing in the movement could come close to the beauty and …

EIF dance review: Ballett Zurich: Kairos and Sonett

Edinburgh International Festival dance review: Ballett Zurich: Kairos and Sonett at Edinburgh Playhouse, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★★ When I heard that Wayne McGregor had choreographed a piece to Max Richter’s Recomposed – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, I’ll confess to thinking that nothing in the movement could come close to the beauty and …

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August 31, 2015

Dance review: Last Man Standing

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Last Man Standing, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★ James Wilton Dance is carving a place for itself in the British dance scene and it’s clear the company’s founder has the skills to make a decent-sized place for himself. Cherry-picking elements of contemporary, breakdance, capoeira and martial arts, he …

Dance review: Last Man Standing

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Last Man Standing, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★ James Wilton Dance is carving a place for itself in the British dance scene and it’s clear the company’s founder has the skills to make a decent-sized place for himself. Cherry-picking elements of contemporary, breakdance, capoeira and martial arts, he …

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August 27, 2015

EIF music review: Max Richter

Edinburgh International Festival music review: Max Richter, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★★★ It TELLS you something about Max Richter, that despite being surrounded by 22 musicians, the first “instrument” he plays is his Apple Mac. The electronic opening notes of his Recomposed – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons climb out of the computer, before …

EIF music review: Max Richter

Edinburgh International Festival music review: Max Richter, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★★★ It TELLS you something about Max Richter, that despite being surrounded by 22 musicians, the first “instrument” he plays is his Apple Mac. The electronic opening notes of his Recomposed – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons climb out of the computer, before …

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August 26, 2015

Dance review: Plan B For Utopia

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Plan B For Utopia, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★★ When a dancer steps up to a microphone, you can never really be sure what’s going to come out. Words, yes, but will they be meaningful, potent, worthwhile and well-delivered? Or should they just let their bodies do the …

Dance review: Plan B For Utopia

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Plan B For Utopia, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★★ When a dancer steps up to a microphone, you can never really be sure what’s going to come out. Words, yes, but will they be meaningful, potent, worthwhile and well-delivered? Or should they just let their bodies do the …

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August 26, 2015

Children’s show review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Adaptations of Julia Donaldson books are threatening to take over the world, one rhyme at a time. You can see the draw: they’re a guaranteed box office hit in the busy market of children’s theatre. But if there’s one …

Children’s show review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Adaptations of Julia Donaldson books are threatening to take over the world, one rhyme at a time. You can see the draw: they’re a guaranteed box office hit in the busy market of children’s theatre. But if there’s one …

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August 25, 2015

Children’s show review: The History of Music

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: The History of Music, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ As YOU might expect from a show with “music” in the title, there’s a lot of very fine playing in this light-hearted family show. Taking us on a whistle-stop tour of musical history, Canadian quintet Buzz Brass not …

Children’s show review: The History of Music

Edinburgh Festival Fringe children’s show review: The History of Music, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ As YOU might expect from a show with “music” in the title, there’s a lot of very fine playing in this light-hearted family show. Taking us on a whistle-stop tour of musical history, Canadian quintet Buzz Brass not …

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August 25, 2015

Dance review: R.I.O.T.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: R.I.O.T., reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Although it’s fair to say that comic fans, and lovers of superheroes in particular, will get more out of this show than others, there’s still enough here for layfolk to understand and enjoy. Four performers, and therefore four egos, attempt to act …

Dance review: R.I.O.T.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: R.I.O.T., reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Although it’s fair to say that comic fans, and lovers of superheroes in particular, will get more out of this show than others, there’s still enough here for layfolk to understand and enjoy. Four performers, and therefore four egos, attempt to act …

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August 25, 2015

Theatre review: The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Spending an hour with Máire Clerkin is more like meeting a friend for a drink than going to the theatre. Full of fun, she shares her life story with us in a way that …

Theatre review: The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ Spending an hour with Máire Clerkin is more like meeting a friend for a drink than going to the theatre. Full of fun, she shares her life story with us in a way that …

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August 25, 2015
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