2Faced Dance bring new show Out of His Skin to 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

This article is from 2013

Out Of His Skin

Complexities of the modern male brought to the Fringe by 2Faced Dance

Bored with life and looking for the next high to escape the monotony, the character in 2Faced Dance’s new show couldn’t be more different from the driven young men who are dancing it.

Renowned for its intelligent, high-energy performances that blur the lines between contemporary dance, hip hop, acrobatics and ballet, 2Faced is back at the Fringe with its new show, Out of His Skin.

‘The central character was developed by the dancers and myself,’ explains choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald. ‘We spent some time researching and developing the subject matter and testing out ideas. At moments in the work, each dancer plays a different side to that main character.’

With all that testosterone on stage, it would be easy to focus purely on strong physicality and bravado. But Fitzgerald doesn’t shy away from more emotional content.

‘We like to explore and bring out the different sides to a man,’ she says, ‘to show men’s tenderness and vulnerability. In Out of His Skin we show the full emotional range of a man, from his animalistic nature to his lowest ebb.’

Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 4–26 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 3.15pm, £12–£14 (£10–£12). Previews 2–3 Aug, £7.

2Faced Dance: Out of His Skin

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A narrative exploration of one man's journey of self-discovery as he tries to shake of the boredom and monotony of everyday life, chasing extremes to reignite the normal. Choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald, artistic director of the all-male dance company.