Edinburgh Fringe 2011 for a Fiver - Dance

Grab your cut-price tickets quick smart for some of the most exciting dance shows at the Fringe

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This article is from 2011.

Edinburgh Fringe for a Fiver - Dance

Forgetting Natasha by State of Flux

Arnica 9CH

A warts and all description of what lies behind the on-stage polish and seemingly perfect body of a professional dancer.
Dance Base, 5 Aug, 5pm, £5.

The Ballet Ruse

Dressed in white tutus and clutching pint glasses, two dancers take a tongue in cheek look at the sugar-coated world of classical ballet.
Dance Base, 5 Aug, 7pm, £5 - SOLD OUT. Tickets still available on other dates for £7.

Falling Man / Decreasing Infinity

A double-bill from Smallpetitklein and Balbir Singh Dance Company, inspired by 9/11 and a fusion of contemporary dance and Indian Kathak respectively.
Dance Base, 5 Aug, 6pm, £5.

Flynch, Looking

A tale of seaside hotels, continental breakfasts and lost loves from Paris-based, Lecoq-trained company, Clout.
Zoo, 5 & 6 Aug, 8.15pm, £5.

Forgetting Natasha

Dance, poetry and digital media combine in this new work by State of Flux, in which a woman loses her memory.
Zoo Southside, 6 Aug, 12.30pm, £6.

Imprints

This moving dance theatre piece explores one couple’s changing relationship, as the symptoms of Alzheimer’s take hold.
Dance Base, 5 Aug, 2pm, £5.

Shutterland

Mime, clowning and acrobatics combine in this tale of street surveillance, where every move is monitored and every sound captured.
Zoo, 5 & 6 Aug, 4.15pm, £5.

Slender Threads

New dance theatre piece from Chickenshed, exploring the impact a cancer diagnosis has on a family.
Zoo Roxy, 5 & 6 Aug, 5.15pm, £5.

Swimming With My Mother

Award-winning Irish company CoisCéim present this moving duet between a mother and son.
Dance Base, 5 Aug, 3pm, £5.

This article is from 2011.

The Ballet Ruse

  • 3 stars

Once upon a time, two budding ballerinas battled for perfection in the sugar-coated ballet world. Those hopes and dreams didn’t survive … but they did. This is their story. To a sumptuous score ranging from Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga, these seasoned performers surprise and entertain as they struggle from barre to bar in…

Imprints

A mesmerising and touching dance/theatre work telling the story of how the lives of a loving couple change as the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease start to show. This subtle tale of compassion and tenderness weaves movement, performance and live music together, creating an immersive experience. Imprints is a creative…

Swimming With My Mother

Double Fringe First winners, CoisCéim present this heart warming and moving duet. The show embodies the relationship between a mother and son and their mutual love for swimming and dancing. Shared pasts intertwine and build gently like a rising tide. Life stories are told with humour to the sultry tones of Nat King Cole.

Arnica 9CH

Arnica 9CH offers a satirical endoscopy of the dancer’s trade. Filmed fragments of private life are associated with live performance in order to reveal a close up to the hidden parts of that elegant, athletic body we like to imagine as perfect. Cigarettes, alcohol, cramp, painful joints… these are just some of the harsh…

Falling Man/Decreasing Infinity

Fresh from performances in New York City, award-winning choreographer Thomas Small presents his hauntingly beautiful new work Falling Man. Inspired by Richard Drew’s series of photographs capturing a man falling from the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. Combining text and storytelling to deliver an inherently…

Slender Threads

  • 4 stars

Slender Threads is a new dance theatre production from Chickenshed exploring the effects of a cancer diagnosis on a family. This bold, stylish and engaging production comprising audio of real-life interviews, an original soundtrack and innovative multimedia offers a transformative and life-affirming perspective on a…

Forgetting Natasha

  • 3 stars

Discovering she was losing her memory, Natasha wrote down her life story, only to find she can’t remember where she put it. An immersive multi-layered performance using dance, poetry and digital media that tells the touching story of one woman’s experience of dementia. For this emotional new work State of Flux brings…

Flynch, Looking

A physical piece mixing music, lost love and continental breakfasts. In search of the woman who left him, Flynch finds himself in a seaside hotel where the guests cave in to wild delerium … rooms become oceans, a man romances his foot and corridors sing with desire. Playful and poetic, this piece uses theatre of objects…

Shutterland

Shutterland: a landscape of recorded voices and lost stories. When a secret is discovered, it reveals a hidden past. Through a strange and unexpected turn of events, one man finds himself running from the system he spent his life serving. Surveillance agents prowl the streets. Every move is monitored. Every sound is…

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