I, Object

August 19th, 2022 by

Living in a material world: not-so-inanimate objects are the stars of many Edinburgh Fringe 2022 shows – as witnessed by Dorothy Max Prior in Materia, Megalith, Every Word Was Once an Animal, The Smile off Your Face, Closing Party, and A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings We are in the Old Lab at Summerhall […]

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Circus, Circus! Edinburgh Festivals 2022

August 15th, 2022 by

Small gods, humans, animals and a brave space. Dorothy Max Prior samples  some of the many circus shows on offer at the Edinburgh Festivals 2022 Over the past decade, circus has become an increasingly important part of the Edinburgh Fringe, with key venues such as Underbelly and Assembly making space for some of the world’s […]

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The Honest Truth

August 12th, 2022 by

Black Sheep, Head Set, Musclebound, and Boy: Four very different shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, from autobiographical solos to docu-theatre, that explore identity and tell true-life stories – as witnessed by Dorothy Max Prior  A Black woman in a boldly patterned dress is sweeping the floor, moving a psychedelic carpet of orange and pink […]

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A photo taken during a live high-street performance of Frock, an outdoor dance work by Stopgap Dance Company. A crowd of audience watches as a suited dancer stands on the spinning wheel of another dancer’s wheelchair as they lay sideways on the floor. Other suited dances duet and a tall male dancer with short black hair stands beside and wears a pink top and floral skirt.

Growing Together

August 2nd, 2022 by

When outdoor arts, disability arts and inclusive practice come together: Lily Norton explores how Stopgap Dance Company, Greenwich+Docklands Festival, and the Without Walls consortium are working to bridge the gaps Two o’clock in the afternoon on Woolwich High Street, South-east London.  A pulsing drumbeat blares from speakers, driving forward the footsteps of Saturday shoppers. The […]

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Read My Lips

August 1st, 2022 by

From Ru Paul’s Drag Race to Sadler’s Wells main stage, Dickie Beau to Thick&Tight, Lane Paul Stewart reflects on the use of lip syncing and pre-recorded voice in contemporary theatre and performance – citing his own and other artists’ experiences.  ‘It’s time for you to lip sync for your life!’ These words have become quotable […]

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