Neil Davy of Lite Fantastic dicusses Prodigy-themed dance show Prodigious
This article is from 2012.
Neil Davy is a barrister following his passion for dance. His new company, Lite Fantastic, was set up to make dance more accessible to new audiences. It makes its Fringe debut this year with two shows: Collision, a feel-good music and dance mash-up, and Prodigious, a story told through the music of 90s big beat pioneers, The Prodigy. ‘We approach all of our productions with the simple rule that it must be entertaining,’ Davy explains. ‘After that, we have no borders as to what music or styles to use.’
Prodigious features a young cast of students and dance graduates, and boasts So You Think You Can Dance finalist Kendra J Horsburgh as its main choreographer. The soundtrack mixes Prodigy classics, like 'Breathe' and 'Firestarter', with more mellow tracks like 'Mindfields' and their recent chilled-out hit, 'Stand Up'.
It’s this blend of styles that made the group’s music so attractive. Davy says: ‘The huge contrast in The Prodigy’s music allowed us to combine hard, street style performances with some stunningly beautiful contemporary pieces.’
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