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solo show, contemporary

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE is an interdisciplinary and choreographic initiative by Daniel Mariblanca. The work is inspired by 71 personal experiences and testimonies from transgender individuals living in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Spain. With this production the intention is to give visibility, awaken curiosity and to generate knowledge around the transgender community from a human level – through an artistic work. By exposing diverse ways of being, the performance wishes to insight new references and ways of appreciating beauty and generating desire. The dance performance is 71 minutes long, embodying one minute for each personal experience that inspired this work.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

Ageless

A joyful celebration of the dance of life, regardless of where you are on that road. Outstanding Scottish youth companies, including Dance Bases own Lothian Youth Dance Company, join Dance Base's acclaimed elders’ company Prime in a showcase that gives voice to the fearlessness of all these dancers. We are delighted to bring all these unique movers together for you in one fearless, ageless and life-affirming showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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physical theatre, dance

An Eve and an Adam

A beautiful, profoundly naked performance presented as nature intended. This is a performance celebrating the pure, authentic, original beauty of nudity – as a contrast to the versions given to us by social media. Increasingly we see uncovered bodies readily exposed all over social media. All kinds of pornography are easily available and widely consumed. Modesty no longer exists when it comes to the naked body in virtual culture, yet young people feel shamed by natural nudity. In this provocative show, Palle Granhøj asks: ‘what has happened to our relationship to our natural nudity?'

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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solo show, new writing

And

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. To everything. Thank you. And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel. And is an homage to: the cosmos, the minuscule, the magic and every meaningless moment. And is to observe, question, experience and fail. And is in-between and something to believe in. And is hope. And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever known and the children we're yet to meet. And is an autobiographical performance about growing up, exploring culture, identity, nationality and politics. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

Antigone, Interrupted

What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted reimagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer. Scottish Dance Theatre's Artistic Director, Joan Clevillé, presents an intimate solo work created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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contemporary, international

Are You Guilty?

Korea’s TOB Group presents a double bill of contemporary dance shows exploring the bystander effect and mass consumerism. The show fuses together hip-hop, theatre and dance to illustrate our social landscape, relatable to audiences anywhere in the world. Are You Guilty? showcases a radical and contemporary view of the bystander effect and explores the fine line between a perpetrator and a victim using amazing dance moves. Barcode, a bold new work about mass consumerism, questions our need to acquire goods and the value we attach to products and even people. Part of the Korean Showcase 2022.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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contemporary

BOLERO - EXTENDED

Boléro was written in 1928 as ballet music and the work is one of Ravel's last and most famous. Palle Granhøj has transferred the music's intensifying signature to a deconstructed version – and finally in its full length. The intensity of the melody and dancers increases throughout BOLERO – EXTENDED, giving it a powerful, uplifting, trance-like quality in a unique and iconic performance with nine dancers and eight cellists live onstage.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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ballet

Bold Moves

A double bill featuring two Irish female choreographers, Marguerite Donlon and Zoë Ashe-Browne. Marguerite Donlon created Strokes Through the Tail for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005 taking inspiration from Mozart’s Symphony No 40 to create a work for six dancers that combines virtuosic dancing with buckets of humour and a delightful hint of irreverence. Us is a dance piece created by emerging choreographer Zoë Ashe Browne. Reflecting on the dancers’ own experiences of emigrating, this piece tells the story of the friendships and relationships people form away from home and the lifelong significance they can hold.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, international

BreAking

'Don't fit myself into the world. Do it the other way around!' Break away from fixed systems and be the creator of your own rhythm and individuality. BreAking brings together artists who imagine, play and reconstruct this new world, inviting you to meet a feast of unique selves who break up and mix up the status quo. With music by Lee Ilwoo, of the traditional Korean folk, post-rock band Jambinai, five contemporary dancers and three top street dancers including the amazing DROP (Go Junyoung/Uptown Family), the crew transport the audience into a trance.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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theatre, dance

Burnt Out

Burnt Out – one Australian's experience of our changing climate. Weaving spoken word and movement, we are taken through Australia's fiery history including Penny's own experiences. Embedded in sound is the Australian Black Summer: magpies that have learnt to mimic emergency sirens, shark sirens and helicopters circling overhead. Original music by Paul Michael Henry interwoven with the dramatic lighting of Great Snakes. An autobiographical dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist, bringing together fact and personal account. Burnt Out is at once an intimate story and a universal meditation on climate change.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

Closing Party (Arrivederci e Grazie)

After Happy Hour (Luminux for Theatrical Moment and Total Theatre awards) and El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, Alessandro Bernardeschi and Mauro Paccagnella conclude their Memory Trilogy with Closing Party (arrivederci e grazie) AKA the Trilogy of the Fifty-somethings. This glitter-less party gives us an opportunity to ponder the last gasps of great utopias. Depicting the ups-and-downs of middle age, recasting completion and exhaustion as potential new beginnings; where intimate recollections and collective memory intertwine. A farewell waltz, blending intimate souvenirs and collective memory. With Alessandro Bernardeschi and Carlotta Sagna/Mauro Paccagnella, featuring Ares D’Angelo.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

End without Days

An empty arena. A blindfolded man. A mysterious woman. A bouquet of flowers poised to be delivered… Set to a century-spanning score, from Henry Purcell to contemporary San Francisco composer Marc Kate, End without Days is a meditation on time, sudden endings and unbridgeable distances. Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre returns to the Fringe, after an absence of 15 years, with the world premiere of Pelton’s elegiac new work. End without Days was developed through a residency at Dance Base and features design by Chris Davey, dramaturgy by Struan Leslie and performances by Freya Jeffs and Edd Mitton.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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multimedia, Disabled led

Entwined

Following a sold-out run in 2019, Eve Mutso returns to the Fringe as choreographer of Entwined, a new dance work for Indepen-dance, Scotland’s leading inclusive dance company. With striking visuals and a new score from up-and-coming composer JP Waksman, Entwined explores the joy of discovery in connecting with nature’s ebbs and flows. **** (List on Indepen-dance's Grow). **** (ThreeWeeks on Indepen-dance’s Four Go Wild in Wellies).

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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installation, performance art

Experimentation and Innovation: Crossing Boundaries in Digital and Performing Arts

Come join a panel of experts and gain valuable insights into the strategic thinking and collaborative developments linking digital and live art forms in Taiwan and the world. This live/online talk also examines how touring and international collaborations have changed post-pandemic. Among the scheduled speakers are the artistic directors of Digital Arts Foundation and Anarchy Dance Theatre, a consultant at New Taipei City Art Museum, and Barbican Theatre Plymouth's highly tech-savvy CEO.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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interactive, family

Felt

Three performers dive into our felt experiences of the natural world, dancing on a circular, hand-woven in Mongolian felt floor, surrounded closely by spectators who are welcome and indispensable to this unique visual and auditory experience. Created by choreographer Bill Coleman in collaboration with dancers and with kindergarten children, Felt asks us to recall the wonder of life and experience a performance as we might a community gathering. Live musical accompaniment. Please come prepared to respectfully participate and enjoy the experience. Open to all ages, no experience required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

Fitry

A man stands at a crossroads in the reality of his passion between Africa and Europe, trying to stay afloat in a changing world where people are eager to try new things and discover new stars. In Fitry, Serge Aime Coulibaly reflects on his artistic and socio-political commitments and his continuous struggle to keep standing, despite the surprises and trials of life. After creating the solo Fadjiri, Fitry marks a new step in Coulibaly's reflection on the lonely man, responsibilities towards humanity, and reasons for being onstage. The research and creation was done through the body of Jean Koudogbo-Kiki.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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variety

Heads Up

Our surprising, now legendary and always eclectic showcase returns! We offer up the very best new and emerging work from Scottish and international artists. It's a lucky dip of dance delights, curated specifically for you, the hungry Fringe audience. A different and varied bill each day! See new work from invited artists who want to share their latest fresh ideas. You may get an exclusive glimpse into work that will be presented in future festivals. Heads Up is your perfect ticket to experience the excitement and randomness of the Edinburgh Fringe in one affordable fun showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, Disabled led

Ice Age

Ice Age is a new international inclusive choreographic collaboration between visually impaired choreographer Chang Chung-An (Taiwan) and French disabled choreographer Maylis Arrabit. The piece explores the different ways that people support each other in their own cultural environments. Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill and has impacted every country differently. It evokes the coexistence between two parallel realities, separated by space-time and at the same time, united by it. Then, an action, a gesture and contemplation are very meaningful. We look forward to our reunion in the same space and time this summer.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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solo show, dance

King by Pat Kinevane: A Work-In-Progress

Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble presents a special work-in-progress of King by Herald Archangel winner Pat Kinevane. King tells the story of Luther, a man born on the day MLK was assassinated, who only leaves his apartment to perform as an Elvis impersonator. Previous collaborations Forgotten, Silent, Underneath, and Before, have been called 'brilliant' (Irish Times), 'extraordinary' (New York Times), 'stunning' (Scotsman), 'dazzling' (Guardian), and 'mesmerising' (Sydney Morning Herald). King will premiere in 2023. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of this new production in the making.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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international

Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Following Taiwan's first-ever edition of WOW (Women of the World) Festival, this illuminating live/online talk considers how it was set up and delivered. Also on the agenda: cultural diversity, equality and increasing opportunities for women artists in Taiwan and abroad. Panellists include key staff from the global theatre practitioners network OISTAT and National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts – Weiwuying, WOW founder Jude Kelly, and independent artists. Wow indeed!

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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Performers of Colour, contemporary

Nutcrusher

Nutcrusher looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. Sung Im Her is interested in how her three identities of woman, performer and migrant intersect, especially in relation to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The work is also informed by experiences of being looked at in unnerving and disempowering ways. With Nutcrusher, Sung Im Her draws our attention to the gaze, to how we look at our body and what effect that may have. Part of Horizon Showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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storytelling, contemporary

Occupying Eden

Occupying Eden is a multi-species performance in which an imagined ecological paradise is co-created. It portrays different substrates of the notion of garden inextricably linked to a white, western paradigm and attempts to compost that frame. The workers and facilitators of Occupying Eden transform physically – revealing layers of self in the attempt to explore the physical peripheries of our performed relationship with plants. From gardener proletariat, to activist, storyteller, and queer botanical fashionista, the performers take the audience on a sensorial journey accompanied by an original soundtrack by Jan and Tal Hendrickse.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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One

Very occasionally, a performance transcends the boundaries of the form in ways previously unseen. Critically-acclaimed, Kathak artist Amina Khayyam uses the cyclic phenomenon of Indian classical dance, where there is no beginning or end, to tell contemporary stories of migrants and refugees tarnished by media and politicians for cheap exploitation, spreading fear for those risking their lives to make a better future. Amina’s Kathak seeks to capture the first beat of that cyclic time and nest it until it becomes the one again – to suggest both the refugees and name callers are of the same cycle.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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classical, international

One Arrival

One is inspired by the search for the divine in the poetry of Sufi mystic Bulleh Shah, a beacon in times of religious strife between Punjabi Muslims and Sikhs. With intolerance, fundamentalism, and identity politics on the rise, his poetry is more relevant than ever. The Bangla saying 'there's as many paths as there are perspectives' inspires Arrival. Varied Indian spiritual music and dance help interrogate relationships with a higher power while thoughts about religion are punctuated by doubt. From obedient and devout to mischievous and insistent, Iyengar asks us to reach into ourselves to arrive somewhere else.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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comedy, cabaret

Red

Red is fearless, Red is fierce, Red is powerful – a one-woman dance theatre work with a hint of fun and fabulousness. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget. A poignant, riotous, glamorous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, Red is a soul-baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future. Honest, face-to-face dialogue with the audience, balanced with beautifully framed film and movement.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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physical theatre, contemporary

Remedy for Memory

Beautiful people.... Have you been seeking, dreaming? Of something more, something less, something beyond? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Remedy for Memory is a divine feminine fantasy, a dance theatre experience that transcends the boundaries of our reality. Broadcast live from the abstracted realms of a TV talk show, tune in as four women explore healing, cosmic wanderings, corporate wellbeing, discovery and desire. Surprising, enchanting, comedic and honest, we’ll take you through the highs and the lows. Join us in the search for the remedy.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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comedy, physical theatre

Romeo and Juliet!

The greatest love story ever told as a touching, fast-paced and humorous performance. 24 scenes, 24 life grips, 24 detours and 24 celebrations to the many expressions and endings. A vital dance universe filled with sweat, soil and raw energy. Every time in a new and surprising way. Ungraceful the brutal way. In our hands the magnificent Shakespearian unfolds into worms dancing, sumo wrestlers in love, a choir of gardeners and tender ballet in wheelbarrows. Never has so much life come out of playing dead!

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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solo show, multimedia

Sense of Centre

Sense of Centre is a moving dance solo from award-winning choreographer Jack Webb. Dance, object manipulation and projection combine to explore our longing for home, need for connection and the body as a place of sanctuary from the modern world. A compelling meditation of our increasing sense of loneliness and isolation and the basic human need for a centre of gravity. In a world that is fractured and breaking apart, Sense of Centre, is a powerful return to the simplicity of nature and the importance of belonging. In association with Feral. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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theatre, Immersive

Shrimp Dance

Shrimp Dance is a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art, based on research showing anti-depressants entering the sea through human waste are affecting the behaviour of shrimp. High levels of Prozac cause shrimp to abandon their shadowy habitat and swim towards the light where they’re often eaten. The humans are so sad that the shrimp are going crazy. Shrimp Dance is a meditation on the medicalisation of profound sadness, linking our inner isolation to climate change, eco-anxiety and related crises (waste, ecocide, consumer capitalism and extreme inequality). Your sadness is political.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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physical theatre

Stone - Face - Book

This solo performance with award-winning dancer Mikolaj Karczewski is a personal portrait made in collaboration with the obstruction master Palle Granhøj. Drawing on his father’s background as a miner, Mikolaj uses whimsical choreography to breathe life into the stones, finding music in them and from that music, dance arises. Stone – Face – Book is produced in close collaboration with Platforma Festival in Klaipeda.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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Strawboys

Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of Scotland and Ireland’s Strawboys, identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Consulate General of Ireland

subvenue Dance Base Meeting Point

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Strawboys

Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of Scotland and Ireland’s Strawboys, identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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Performers of Colour, dance

Taiwan Season: See You

Lai Hung-Chung is one of Taiwan’s most talked about young choreographers. This scintillating production for Hung Dance justifies the acclaim. It is a non-stop feast of intensely expressive motion and sensations inspired by ideas about loss, longing, confrontation and evasion. Watching the dancers’ bodies is like reading their minds. The difficulty that resolutely modern people have in connecting may be their strongest connection. The entire effect is both feverishly intimate and yet somehow coolly detached, qualities enhanced by handsomely sculpted lighting and the textured pulsations of an original and rhythmically varied sound score.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, Disabled led

The Dan Daw Show

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

This Is Not Swan Lake...

There is a long way from the love story between Prince Siegfried and the swan princess Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, to the real-life marriage between Tchaikovsky and his beleaguered wife, Antonina. She was his devoted student at the Moscow Conservatory of Music and madly in love with him but Tchaikovsky was unable to confess that he was gay. In This Is Not Swan Lake..., we meet four dancers in a beautiful, touching and comic show. Dark, strange, unforgettable and with samples of the great score played live. We stand with Ukraine.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, international

We Should Be Dancing

After observing young children in parks, streets and squares, five diverse and talented performers identically reproduce the natural movements generated by the pure, intense and devouring curiosity and inexhaustible thirst for learning and playing. Seeing that gulf that separates the inventive bodies of toddlers from our serious, useful and too-precise adult gestures, the quintet wonders, where has our taste for adventure and experimentation gone? Maybe We Should be Dancing? A genuinely heart-warming experimental, comical docu-drama about creative power, joy and freedom. You'll want to run around like the crazy child you never stopped being.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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music, dance

WhirlyGig

WhirlyGig by Daniel Padden, co-produced with Catherine Wheels and Red Bridge Arts. A madcap musical adventure for families. WhirlyGig is four brave musicians, 30 instruments and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before. Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music. For age 6+. ‘A completely original sonic experience’ (JS Bach). www.catherinewheels.co.uk www.danielpadden.com www.redbridgearts.co.uk MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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Neurodiversity led, contemporary

Worn

Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present and possible futures. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object and asks very relevant questions about the acceptance of transience and imperfection in our Instagram culture.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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solo show, contemporary

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE is an interdisciplinary and choreographic initiative by Daniel Mariblanca. The work is inspired by 71 personal experiences and testimonies from transgender individuals living in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Spain. With this production the intention is to give visibility, awaken curiosity and to generate knowledge around the transgender community from a human level – through an artistic work. By exposing diverse ways of being, the performance wishes to insight new references and ways of appreciating beauty and generating desire. The dance performance is 71 minutes long, embodying one minute for each personal experience that inspired this work.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

Ageless

A joyful celebration of the dance of life, regardless of where you are on that road. Outstanding Scottish youth companies, including Dance Bases own Lothian Youth Dance Company, join Dance Base's acclaimed elders’ company Prime in a showcase that gives voice to the fearlessness of all these dancers. We are delighted to bring all these unique movers together for you in one fearless, ageless and life-affirming showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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physical theatre, dance

An Eve and an Adam

A beautiful, profoundly naked performance presented as nature intended. This is a performance celebrating the pure, authentic, original beauty of nudity – as a contrast to the versions given to us by social media. Increasingly we see uncovered bodies readily exposed all over social media. All kinds of pornography are easily available and widely consumed. Modesty no longer exists when it comes to the naked body in virtual culture, yet young people feel shamed by natural nudity. In this provocative show, Palle Granhøj asks: ‘what has happened to our relationship to our natural nudity?'

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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solo show, new writing

And

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. To everything. Thank you. And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel. And is an homage to: the cosmos, the minuscule, the magic and every meaningless moment. And is to observe, question, experience and fail. And is in-between and something to believe in. And is hope. And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever known and the children we're yet to meet. And is an autobiographical performance about growing up, exploring culture, identity, nationality and politics. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

Antigone, Interrupted

What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted reimagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer. Scottish Dance Theatre's Artistic Director, Joan Clevillé, presents an intimate solo work created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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contemporary, international

Are You Guilty?

Korea’s TOB Group presents a double bill of contemporary dance shows exploring the bystander effect and mass consumerism. The show fuses together hip-hop, theatre and dance to illustrate our social landscape, relatable to audiences anywhere in the world. Are You Guilty? showcases a radical and contemporary view of the bystander effect and explores the fine line between a perpetrator and a victim using amazing dance moves. Barcode, a bold new work about mass consumerism, questions our need to acquire goods and the value we attach to products and even people. Part of the Korean Showcase 2022.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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contemporary

BOLERO - EXTENDED

Boléro was written in 1928 as ballet music and the work is one of Ravel's last and most famous. Palle Granhøj has transferred the music's intensifying signature to a deconstructed version – and finally in its full length. The intensity of the melody and dancers increases throughout BOLERO – EXTENDED, giving it a powerful, uplifting, trance-like quality in a unique and iconic performance with nine dancers and eight cellists live onstage.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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ballet

Bold Moves

A double bill featuring two Irish female choreographers, Marguerite Donlon and Zoë Ashe-Browne. Marguerite Donlon created Strokes Through the Tail for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005 taking inspiration from Mozart’s Symphony No 40 to create a work for six dancers that combines virtuosic dancing with buckets of humour and a delightful hint of irreverence. Us is a dance piece created by emerging choreographer Zoë Ashe Browne. Reflecting on the dancers’ own experiences of emigrating, this piece tells the story of the friendships and relationships people form away from home and the lifelong significance they can hold.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, international

BreAking

'Don't fit myself into the world. Do it the other way around!' Break away from fixed systems and be the creator of your own rhythm and individuality. BreAking brings together artists who imagine, play and reconstruct this new world, inviting you to meet a feast of unique selves who break up and mix up the status quo. With music by Lee Ilwoo, of the traditional Korean folk, post-rock band Jambinai, five contemporary dancers and three top street dancers including the amazing DROP (Go Junyoung/Uptown Family), the crew transport the audience into a trance.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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theatre, dance

Burnt Out

Burnt Out – one Australian's experience of our changing climate. Weaving spoken word and movement, we are taken through Australia's fiery history including Penny's own experiences. Embedded in sound is the Australian Black Summer: magpies that have learnt to mimic emergency sirens, shark sirens and helicopters circling overhead. Original music by Paul Michael Henry interwoven with the dramatic lighting of Great Snakes. An autobiographical dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist, bringing together fact and personal account. Burnt Out is at once an intimate story and a universal meditation on climate change.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

Closing Party (Arrivederci e Grazie)

After Happy Hour (Luminux for Theatrical Moment and Total Theatre awards) and El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, Alessandro Bernardeschi and Mauro Paccagnella conclude their Memory Trilogy with Closing Party (arrivederci e grazie) AKA the Trilogy of the Fifty-somethings. This glitter-less party gives us an opportunity to ponder the last gasps of great utopias. Depicting the ups-and-downs of middle age, recasting completion and exhaustion as potential new beginnings; where intimate recollections and collective memory intertwine. A farewell waltz, blending intimate souvenirs and collective memory. With Alessandro Bernardeschi and Carlotta Sagna/Mauro Paccagnella, featuring Ares D’Angelo.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

End without Days

An empty arena. A blindfolded man. A mysterious woman. A bouquet of flowers poised to be delivered… Set to a century-spanning score, from Henry Purcell to contemporary San Francisco composer Marc Kate, End without Days is a meditation on time, sudden endings and unbridgeable distances. Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre returns to the Fringe, after an absence of 15 years, with the world premiere of Pelton’s elegiac new work. End without Days was developed through a residency at Dance Base and features design by Chris Davey, dramaturgy by Struan Leslie and performances by Freya Jeffs and Edd Mitton.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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multimedia, Disabled led

Entwined

Following a sold-out run in 2019, Eve Mutso returns to the Fringe as choreographer of Entwined, a new dance work for Indepen-dance, Scotland’s leading inclusive dance company. With striking visuals and a new score from up-and-coming composer JP Waksman, Entwined explores the joy of discovery in connecting with nature’s ebbs and flows. **** (List on Indepen-dance's Grow). **** (ThreeWeeks on Indepen-dance’s Four Go Wild in Wellies).

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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installation, performance art

Experimentation and Innovation: Crossing Boundaries in Digital and Performing Arts

Come join a panel of experts and gain valuable insights into the strategic thinking and collaborative developments linking digital and live art forms in Taiwan and the world. This live/online talk also examines how touring and international collaborations have changed post-pandemic. Among the scheduled speakers are the artistic directors of Digital Arts Foundation and Anarchy Dance Theatre, a consultant at New Taipei City Art Museum, and Barbican Theatre Plymouth's highly tech-savvy CEO.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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interactive, family

Felt

Three performers dive into our felt experiences of the natural world, dancing on a circular, hand-woven in Mongolian felt floor, surrounded closely by spectators who are welcome and indispensable to this unique visual and auditory experience. Created by choreographer Bill Coleman in collaboration with dancers and with kindergarten children, Felt asks us to recall the wonder of life and experience a performance as we might a community gathering. Live musical accompaniment. Please come prepared to respectfully participate and enjoy the experience. Open to all ages, no experience required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, contemporary

Fitry

A man stands at a crossroads in the reality of his passion between Africa and Europe, trying to stay afloat in a changing world where people are eager to try new things and discover new stars. In Fitry, Serge Aime Coulibaly reflects on his artistic and socio-political commitments and his continuous struggle to keep standing, despite the surprises and trials of life. After creating the solo Fadjiri, Fitry marks a new step in Coulibaly's reflection on the lonely man, responsibilities towards humanity, and reasons for being onstage. The research and creation was done through the body of Jean Koudogbo-Kiki.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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variety

Heads Up

Our surprising, now legendary and always eclectic showcase returns! We offer up the very best new and emerging work from Scottish and international artists. It's a lucky dip of dance delights, curated specifically for you, the hungry Fringe audience. A different and varied bill each day! See new work from invited artists who want to share their latest fresh ideas. You may get an exclusive glimpse into work that will be presented in future festivals. Heads Up is your perfect ticket to experience the excitement and randomness of the Edinburgh Fringe in one affordable fun showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance, Disabled led

Ice Age

Ice Age is a new international inclusive choreographic collaboration between visually impaired choreographer Chang Chung-An (Taiwan) and French disabled choreographer Maylis Arrabit. The piece explores the different ways that people support each other in their own cultural environments. Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill and has impacted every country differently. It evokes the coexistence between two parallel realities, separated by space-time and at the same time, united by it. Then, an action, a gesture and contemplation are very meaningful. We look forward to our reunion in the same space and time this summer.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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solo show, dance

King by Pat Kinevane: A Work-In-Progress

Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble presents a special work-in-progress of King by Herald Archangel winner Pat Kinevane. King tells the story of Luther, a man born on the day MLK was assassinated, who only leaves his apartment to perform as an Elvis impersonator. Previous collaborations Forgotten, Silent, Underneath, and Before, have been called 'brilliant' (Irish Times), 'extraordinary' (New York Times), 'stunning' (Scotsman), 'dazzling' (Guardian), and 'mesmerising' (Sydney Morning Herald). King will premiere in 2023. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of this new production in the making.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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international

Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Following Taiwan's first-ever edition of WOW (Women of the World) Festival, this illuminating live/online talk considers how it was set up and delivered. Also on the agenda: cultural diversity, equality and increasing opportunities for women artists in Taiwan and abroad. Panellists include key staff from the global theatre practitioners network OISTAT and National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts – Weiwuying, WOW founder Jude Kelly, and independent artists. Wow indeed!

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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Performers of Colour, contemporary

Nutcrusher

Nutcrusher looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. Sung Im Her is interested in how her three identities of woman, performer and migrant intersect, especially in relation to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The work is also informed by experiences of being looked at in unnerving and disempowering ways. With Nutcrusher, Sung Im Her draws our attention to the gaze, to how we look at our body and what effect that may have. Part of Horizon Showcase.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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storytelling, contemporary

Occupying Eden

Occupying Eden is a multi-species performance in which an imagined ecological paradise is co-created. It portrays different substrates of the notion of garden inextricably linked to a white, western paradigm and attempts to compost that frame. The workers and facilitators of Occupying Eden transform physically – revealing layers of self in the attempt to explore the physical peripheries of our performed relationship with plants. From gardener proletariat, to activist, storyteller, and queer botanical fashionista, the performers take the audience on a sensorial journey accompanied by an original soundtrack by Jan and Tal Hendrickse.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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dance

One

Very occasionally, a performance transcends the boundaries of the form in ways previously unseen. Critically-acclaimed, Kathak artist Amina Khayyam uses the cyclic phenomenon of Indian classical dance, where there is no beginning or end, to tell contemporary stories of migrants and refugees tarnished by media and politicians for cheap exploitation, spreading fear for those risking their lives to make a better future. Amina’s Kathak seeks to capture the first beat of that cyclic time and nest it until it becomes the one again – to suggest both the refugees and name callers are of the same cycle.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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classical, international

One Arrival

One is inspired by the search for the divine in the poetry of Sufi mystic Bulleh Shah, a beacon in times of religious strife between Punjabi Muslims and Sikhs. With intolerance, fundamentalism, and identity politics on the rise, his poetry is more relevant than ever. The Bangla saying 'there's as many paths as there are perspectives' inspires Arrival. Varied Indian spiritual music and dance help interrogate relationships with a higher power while thoughts about religion are punctuated by doubt. From obedient and devout to mischievous and insistent, Iyengar asks us to reach into ourselves to arrive somewhere else.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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comedy, cabaret

Red

Red is fearless, Red is fierce, Red is powerful – a one-woman dance theatre work with a hint of fun and fabulousness. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget. A poignant, riotous, glamorous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, Red is a soul-baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future. Honest, face-to-face dialogue with the audience, balanced with beautifully framed film and movement.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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physical theatre, contemporary

Remedy for Memory

Beautiful people.... Have you been seeking, dreaming? Of something more, something less, something beyond? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Remedy for Memory is a divine feminine fantasy, a dance theatre experience that transcends the boundaries of our reality. Broadcast live from the abstracted realms of a TV talk show, tune in as four women explore healing, cosmic wanderings, corporate wellbeing, discovery and desire. Surprising, enchanting, comedic and honest, we’ll take you through the highs and the lows. Join us in the search for the remedy.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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comedy, physical theatre

Romeo and Juliet!

The greatest love story ever told as a touching, fast-paced and humorous performance. 24 scenes, 24 life grips, 24 detours and 24 celebrations to the many expressions and endings. A vital dance universe filled with sweat, soil and raw energy. Every time in a new and surprising way. Ungraceful the brutal way. In our hands the magnificent Shakespearian unfolds into worms dancing, sumo wrestlers in love, a choir of gardeners and tender ballet in wheelbarrows. Never has so much life come out of playing dead!

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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solo show, multimedia

Sense of Centre

Sense of Centre is a moving dance solo from award-winning choreographer Jack Webb. Dance, object manipulation and projection combine to explore our longing for home, need for connection and the body as a place of sanctuary from the modern world. A compelling meditation of our increasing sense of loneliness and isolation and the basic human need for a centre of gravity. In a world that is fractured and breaking apart, Sense of Centre, is a powerful return to the simplicity of nature and the importance of belonging. In association with Feral. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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theatre, Immersive

Shrimp Dance

Shrimp Dance is a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art, based on research showing anti-depressants entering the sea through human waste are affecting the behaviour of shrimp. High levels of Prozac cause shrimp to abandon their shadowy habitat and swim towards the light where they’re often eaten. The humans are so sad that the shrimp are going crazy. Shrimp Dance is a meditation on the medicalisation of profound sadness, linking our inner isolation to climate change, eco-anxiety and related crises (waste, ecocide, consumer capitalism and extreme inequality). Your sadness is political.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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physical theatre

Stone - Face - Book

This solo performance with award-winning dancer Mikolaj Karczewski is a personal portrait made in collaboration with the obstruction master Palle Granhøj. Drawing on his father’s background as a miner, Mikolaj uses whimsical choreography to breathe life into the stones, finding music in them and from that music, dance arises. Stone – Face – Book is produced in close collaboration with Platforma Festival in Klaipeda.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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Strawboys

Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of Scotland and Ireland’s Strawboys, identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Consulate General of Ireland

subvenue Dance Base Meeting Point

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Strawboys

Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of Scotland and Ireland’s Strawboys, identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 3

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Performers of Colour, dance

Taiwan Season: See You

Lai Hung-Chung is one of Taiwan’s most talked about young choreographers. This scintillating production for Hung Dance justifies the acclaim. It is a non-stop feast of intensely expressive motion and sensations inspired by ideas about loss, longing, confrontation and evasion. Watching the dancers’ bodies is like reading their minds. The difficulty that resolutely modern people have in connecting may be their strongest connection. The entire effect is both feverishly intimate and yet somehow coolly detached, qualities enhanced by handsomely sculpted lighting and the textured pulsations of an original and rhythmically varied sound score.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, Disabled led

The Dan Daw Show

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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dance, contemporary

This Is Not Swan Lake...

There is a long way from the love story between Prince Siegfried and the swan princess Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, to the real-life marriage between Tchaikovsky and his beleaguered wife, Antonina. She was his devoted student at the Moscow Conservatory of Music and madly in love with him but Tchaikovsky was unable to confess that he was gay. In This Is Not Swan Lake..., we meet four dancers in a beautiful, touching and comic show. Dark, strange, unforgettable and with samples of the great score played live. We stand with Ukraine.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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contemporary, international

We Should Be Dancing

After observing young children in parks, streets and squares, five diverse and talented performers identically reproduce the natural movements generated by the pure, intense and devouring curiosity and inexhaustible thirst for learning and playing. Seeing that gulf that separates the inventive bodies of toddlers from our serious, useful and too-precise adult gestures, the quintet wonders, where has our taste for adventure and experimentation gone? Maybe We Should be Dancing? A genuinely heart-warming experimental, comical docu-drama about creative power, joy and freedom. You'll want to run around like the crazy child you never stopped being.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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music, dance

WhirlyGig

WhirlyGig by Daniel Padden, co-produced with Catherine Wheels and Red Bridge Arts. A madcap musical adventure for families. WhirlyGig is four brave musicians, 30 instruments and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before. Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music. For age 6+. ‘A completely original sonic experience’ (JS Bach). www.catherinewheels.co.uk www.danielpadden.com www.redbridgearts.co.uk MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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Neurodiversity led, contemporary

Worn

Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present and possible futures. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object and asks very relevant questions about the acceptance of transience and imperfection in our Instagram culture.

Location Dance Base

subvenue Studio 1

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