For some, old age means wisdom. For most, however, it means decrepitude...especially regarding women. This show is an encounter between women who met in the 1980s, lost contact, and met again. Together they reflect on the body, a living memory which is transforming and has so much more to tell: all these years may have gone unnoticed, but are always noteworthy. If not, what would be the point of ageing? Nothing tragic about it. Only time passing by.With the pleasure to be here, to make do, with dance, with life.
Scottish Dance Theatre
A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites 0-7 year olds (and their adults), to explore the world of William Blake’s imagination. Together with Scottish Dance Theatre’s captivating dancers, join us on a magical theatrical journey full of song, dance and play with live music by Paul Bradley. Innocence is a wonderful dance experience for young ones, their families and friends.
Crying Out Loud, in partnership with Summerhall presents: Company Non Nova
This is the moment that the plastic bag begins its own life! An ethereal and magical performance art piece, accompanied by the music of Debussy to create an experience of true wonder. A piece performed by ‘plastic dancers’, propelled by currents of air to lyrical music: l'Après-midi d'un Foehn transports the viewer to a world where the laws of gravity no longer exist and boundless adventures await. A beautiful journey that ignites the imagination. This is the UK debut of the much acclaimed Company Non Nova.
Words are no longer enough. The body must now speak. And what will it say? This is about the private and the perverse ... an experiment ... an investigation into the murkier parts of the human psyche, where the inexplicable becomes visible. Let us take a look at womanhood in all its deformity. Let us shred our skin and bare all. Let us be observed. Lecoq-trained company RemoteControl plunge headfirst into this visceral world. Farewell to the unity of time and place, let compulsion and dark desire prevail.
Vincent Dance Theatre
Winding its way through boob jobs and Botox, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness, Motherland is a funny, moving show about having it all. Vincent Dance Theatre’s brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it. Uncompromising yet utterly accessible, Motherland appeals to both sexes through its potent blend of live music, theatre and dance. Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies of our time and asks ‘where are we now?’
Giulio D'Anna, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Theater-aan-Zee
Giulio is 31 and a choreographer; Stefano, is 63 and has Parkinson’s Disease. Father and son tell a universal tale about the power between father and child. Bodies speak words that were never said. Their mouths shape the memories of both joy and sadness. Two different lives, a generation apart. Parkin’Son is about being a father and a son, about ageing, about staying young, about cars, and also a little bit about Jimmy Fontana.
Inspired by Swan Lake and Star Wars, Projector/Conjector playfully references dance and mechanics of theatre. With a video projector and TV attached to their heads, two creatures called Projector and Conjector meet and fall in love, dancing through screens.
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Internationally renowned multiple award-winning performers Tanya Khabarova (Derevo) and Yael Karavan (Karavan Ensemble) invite you on an epic voyage into the mysteries of what we are made of. Travelling between past, present and future, this enigmatic performance transports us through archetypes, icons and life’s polarities.
Step into the laboratory for a journey of astonishing imagery, a spectacular feast for the eyes and mind.
A glorious wasteland, an Eden of ash. War-torn mutants play a de-humanised war game. Menace penetrates the void as each action brings them closer to violence. The piece explores our obsessive visions of apocalypse.