Top 5 international dance shows at Fringe 2012

Featuring Latin Live, Hi-Kick, Mother Africa, Rhythmic Circus and Knee Deep

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This article is from 2012.

Top 5 international dance shows at Fringe 2012

Latin Live

Latin Live

The team that brought you Brazil! Brazil! are back, with another hot and steamy show that mixes Latin rhythms, sensational vocals and the kind of dancing they don’t teach you at Sunday school.
Assembly Rooms, 0844 693 3008, until 26 Aug, 10.45pm, £16.

Hi-Kick

Who knew that football and dance could be such good bedfellows? This fun show from South Korea blends dance, humour and superb football skills to create a unique and entertaining theatrical experience.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 4.05pm, £13–£15 (£11–£13). Previews until 3 Aug, £8.

Mother Africa

Over a million people have seen this large-scale mix of music, dance and circus skills. Performed by an 18-strong cast, the show features traditional African rhythms, purportedly the world’s most flexible man and the world’s smallest bicycle.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), 2.20pm, £15–£17.50 (£14). Previews until 3 Aug, £10.

Rhythmic Circus

Using everything from sand to folding chairs, the Minneapolis-based group comprised of tap dancers, vocalists and musicians, present their infectiously feel-good show, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), 3.40pm, £15–£17 (£13–£15). Previews 1–3 Aug, £10.

Knee Deep

Featuring performers from 2009 Fringe hit, CIRCA, this newly formed circus troupe from Australia blend thoughtful movement with some jaw-dropping feats.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), 7.35pm, £14–£15 (£13–£14). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £10.

This article is from 2012.

Rhythmic Circus - Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

  • 4 stars

Broadway-bound Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. All ages. Rhythmic Circus.

Brazil! Brazil! Presents Latin Live

The biggest, hottest music and dance show of this year’s fringe. Originally Favela Funk Party, Latin Live promises an exciting fusion of Samba and Salsa. Legendary salsa superstars Sonora la Calle provide a pulsating backbone to the show. Paloma Gomez sings the stadium shaking hits of this year’s Carnival and Capoeira…

Hi-Kick

  • 3 stars

This fiercely funny physical spectacular features stunning dance … and football! Follow the fortunes of a rag-tag team of unlikely heroes! All ages. Seol and Company.

Knee Deep

Casus, Assembly and Marshall Cordell. Casus return with their smash hit, Knee Deep. Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling. Using traditional and contemporary circus techniques, Knee Deep…

Mother Africa

The circus of senses bewitches with a great variety of acts and the easiness they are presented with. Its special character is formed by a mixture of traditional African and modern circus and show elements with great acrobatic acts, stomping live sound and choreography that is based upon African traditional dances.

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