Collision (3 stars)

This article is from 2012


Dance floor mash-up from Lite Fantastic, the company behind Prodigy dance show Prodigious

Promising us a show where ‘styles collide’, London-based dance company Lite Fantastic is as good as its word. In one routine, performed to the Labrinth/Tinie Tempah track ‘Earthquake’, a couple starts off ballroom dancing, moves into breakdancing and finally onto ballet.

It makes for a pleasant enough show, with some interesting ideas, such as performing a Charleston to rap music. But there are also some duds here, including a pointless routine on four blocks, which wouldn’t look out of place in a pole dancing club, and an attempt to match up sensual belly dancing with Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.

Also performing their show Prodigious at this year’s Fringe, this company clearly knows how to think outside the box, which is to be applauded. The technical ability of the young dancers comes in at varying levels, but there’s a general sense of competency throughout. Although when Michael Naylor takes to the floor (he of the ballroom/breakdance/ballet mash-up) there’s only one place to direct your eyes – at him.

C, 0845 260 1234, until 27 Aug, 2.40pm, £8.50–£10.50 (£4.50–£8.50).


  • 3 stars

Lite Fantastic. The Fringe's must see feel-good journey through dance and music, from hip hop to classical ballet and jive, to the Beatles, James Brown and Tinie Tempah. Collision explores what happens when dance styles collide in unexpected songs and proves you can dance disco to Beethoven’s Fifth and also reveals what…

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