Reviews: Dance

3★★★

Review: Giselle at Dance Base

Taking on one of the most well known and well loved ballets of all, Ballet Ireland have taken a bold step in their version of Giselle, a reinvention of the classic with a modern twist.  The original tells the ...
5★★★★★

Review: Cold Blood at the King’s Theatre

Hands are the body’s labourers. Useful, functional, capable - rarely beautiful. However, Kiss & Cry Collective sees past this, developing a full hour and fifteen minute production completely based around th...
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Fagin’s Twist

Street dance meets street urchins in Tony Adigun’s Oliver Twist inspired origin story, Fagin’s Twist. Taking a different approach to the classic Dicken’s tale, Adigun looks back to Fagin and Bill Sykes younger ...

Rosalind

Rosalind, the heroine of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, is given new life in James Cousins’ latest dance piece which asks whether equality is possible in our current times, or if our heroine must still pull on t...

Perhaps Perhaps Quizás

As far as clowning goes, the Fringe Festival is the big top. Clowns of every form fill the venues to get guests giggling and Perhaps Perhaps Quizás does this with charm. Our protagonist Greta is desperate fo...

Folk

Typically, a review will start with a small summary of the piece at hand, before diving into all those opinions and criticisms and star ratings. I won’t be giving you a summary of Folk, choreographer Caroline F...

Process Day

In Process Day, the Scottish Dance Theatre brings the sinuous, dark nights at a club to life with pulsing music and shadowy dance. The entire performance is bathed in darkness, the androgynous black and white c...

TutuMucky

Tutumucky, performed by the Scottish Dance Theatre and choreographed by London based Botis Seva, feels like it’s set in some kind of prison underworld. The dancers are often wild and insect-like, crawling and s...

Out

Out is already in motion when you walk in. South Asian pop’s bright notes overlap with radio static and confused Western tunes. Rachel Young and Dwayne Anthony move out of sync, joyfully and chaotically filling...

Skin

The talented team behind last year’s Smother, 201 Dance Company, return to the Fringe with another ambitious piece this year: Skin.  Tackling female to male gender transition through contemporary hip hop, th...
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