Tony Mills brings Watch iT! to the Fringe

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  • 2 August 2012

This article is from 2012

Tony Mills brings Watch iT! to the Fringe

Photo: Maria Falconer

The multimedia dance odyssey is about one man’s love/hate relationship with his TV

As a resident of Edinburgh, and working in the performing arts, when the Fringe comes to town I like to get knee deep in activity. This year I find myself up to my neck, as I present Watch iT!, produced by my own company, Room 2 Manoeuvre, as part of the Made in Scotland programme. I hope my body and brain will survive the 23 show gauntlet.

Watch iT! falls within the relatively new genre of hip hop dance theatre. TV has brought hip hop dance to the forefront recently. But there is a flip side of this genre that goes beyond the routines and the excessively edited music, which aims to be more expressive. This is equally worth checking out. I could be biased, but this kind of performance has something for everyone. There is dance, theatre, humour and some canny use of film and animation. Audiences can connect with it on many levels. It’s about a subject we can all relate to after all: TV. 

Watch iT!, Zoo, 0131 662 6892, until 27 Aug (not 14,21 Aug), 1pm.


Watch It!

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A multimedia dance odyssey about one man’s love/hate relationship with his TV, told with dance, theatre, interactive film and animation. The story begins as we stumble out of the living room and down the cathode ray tunnel into a surreal world of televisions that talk back and ones that want to dance. The audience is…

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