This article is from 2008.


Relationship drama on the dancefloor

The bustle of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is not necessarily the ideal place to premiere a new piece by a new company. But David Beer, of still wet-behind-the-ears classical/contemporary dance company, Collisions, is letting the experience shape his production.

The company’s debut, Interrupt, is composed of three short duets based around the idea of an arguing couple interrupting one another. And in a case of life mirroring art, Collisions found their own plans interrupted by the performance space they were allocated at Zoo Southside.

‘The size of the space has added to the idea of interruption,’ says Beer. ‘A small space interrupting the build-up of speed and size of movement that we can make. It was a great and interesting challenge and we’re now hoping to stage Interrupt in various spaces – a park, a station, the reception of a building – where we can interrupt the flow of normal life going on around it.’

Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 4–9 Aug, 5.30pm, £7 (£5).


Three short, interlinked dance duets based around the communication problems had by an arguing couple, by brand new dance company Collisions. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe*

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