Martin Creed: Ballet Work No. 1020 (3 stars)

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Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed's funny and thoughtful piece for five dancers, with film and a live band featuring the artist himself. A sell-out hit in London, the work now comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for eight performances only. Based around the five positions in ballet and the notes of the musical scale, the piece speaks eloquently to the incremental impulses at play in Creed's work, currently on show in a major solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery. Contains scenes of an adult nature. Commissioned by Sadler's Wells and Frieze Music. Note: Contains graphic material Ages: PG

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Martin Creed: Ballet Work No 1020

8 Aug 20103 stars

Oh, do try harder, disgruntled of Sadler’s Wells

Three stars. That’s what Martin Creed’s getting, although I suspect he was aiming for one, and some outrage. Three stars because there are a couple of interesting dance moments, a few good laughs, and some of the musical numbers are quite good, although…

Artist Martin Creed presents dance piece Ballet Work No.1020

3 Aug 2010

Turner Prize-winning visual artist gets to the pointe at Fringe

Through with the usual art materials – paper, paint, bronze (and in this instance vomit, excrement and light bulbs) – Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed has turned his hand to the human body. Lauded for his Work No. 850 (2008), in which athletes…

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