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

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

Dance review: By the Bi

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: By the Bi, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ Described as a “provocative step forward in the movement for social equality”, this is a well intentioned but on-the-nose exploration of being bisexual and dealing with society’s expectations and prejudices. Earnest and at times accusatory dialogue addressed directly to the …

Dance review: By the Bi

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: By the Bi, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ Described as a “provocative step forward in the movement for social equality”, this is a well intentioned but on-the-nose exploration of being bisexual and dealing with society’s expectations and prejudices. Earnest and at times accusatory dialogue addressed directly to the …

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August 28, 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

Dance review: Awkward Happiness

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Awkward Happiness, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★ From Polish-based experimental dance and physical theatre company Studio Matejka, Awkward Happiness offers a series of movement-based vignettes exploring the challenges of pursuing happiness in romantic relationships. There’s power in the show’s vocabulary of pushing, falling, climbing, carrying, and holding and …

Dance review: Awkward Happiness

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Awkward Happiness, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★ From Polish-based experimental dance and physical theatre company Studio Matejka, Awkward Happiness offers a series of movement-based vignettes exploring the challenges of pursuing happiness in romantic relationships. There’s power in the show’s vocabulary of pushing, falling, climbing, carrying, and holding and …

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August 27, 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

Dance, physical theatre and circus review: Ringside

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: Ringside, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott ★★★ I’m standing, with chalk on my hands and a trapeze swinging above my head. It’s too high for me to reach, but I get the impression I’m supposed to try. Eventually a performer, Cory Johnson, effortlessly jumps to …

Dance, physical theatre and circus review: Ringside

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance, physical theatre and circus review: Ringside, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott ★★★ I’m standing, with chalk on my hands and a trapeze swinging above my head. It’s too high for me to reach, but I get the impression I’m supposed to try. Eventually a performer, Cory Johnson, effortlessly jumps to …

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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

Dance review: T-Dance

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: T-Dance, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ With wooden sticks pressed into their shoulders, fusing them together, four dancers move around the stage. Taking it in turns, they call out instructions on which direction to travel in, how many steps to take, when to stop. If a stick falls, …

Dance review: T-Dance

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: T-Dance, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter ★★★ With wooden sticks pressed into their shoulders, fusing them together, four dancers move around the stage. Taking it in turns, they call out instructions on which direction to travel in, how many steps to take, when to stop. If a stick falls, …

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August 25, 2015

Dance review: A String Section

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: A String Section, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott ★★★ Five women, on a stage sawing up chairs: it’s an idea that’s as much performance art as it is dance or physical theatre, but one that, in just under an hour, proves to be surprisingly engaging. The juxtaposition of the …

Dance review: A String Section

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: A String Section, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott ★★★ Five women, on a stage sawing up chairs: it’s an idea that’s as much performance art as it is dance or physical theatre, but one that, in just under an hour, proves to be surprisingly engaging. The juxtaposition of the …

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August 25, 2015

Dance review: Traces

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Traces, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★ Created in 2006, Traces has toured the world and played to almost a million people – so clearly there is a lot here to like. But today’s circus landscape looks very different from ten years ago, and much of what you see …

Dance review: Traces

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: Traces, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kelly Apter. ★★★ Created in 2006, Traces has toured the world and played to almost a million people – so clearly there is a lot here to like. But today’s circus landscape looks very different from ten years ago, and much of what you see …

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August 24, 2015
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