Titled Productions, Seesaw ¦ Photo: Pari Naderi

Edward Taylor at this year’s Mintfest

September 12th, 2012 by

A classic circus of (seeming) incompetence, a trampolining suicide bomber, and an abstract promenade dance for waterfronts – Edward Taylor at this year’s Mintfest Billed as their latest performance, Circus Ronaldo’s Amortale, presented at this year’s Kendal Mintfest in the company’s own tent, was not so much new as a re-working of their classic Fili show with a […]

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Piff The Magic Dragon, Jurassic Bark

Edinburgh Cabaret Round-up

August 29th, 2012 by

The Bolshy, the Glam and the Outrageous More and more every year, the medium of cabaret is making its bolshy, glam, outrageous presence known at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s often hard to tell the rough from the smooth, the tart from the tasteful, and audiences are faced with a countless bevy of burlesquers, saucy ironic […]

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h2dance, Say Something

Being There: Say Something

August 24th, 2012 by

A three-way reflection on h2dance’s Say Something Say Something, a production by contemporary dance company h2dance, takes a close look at the nature of freedom of expression through dance and music. Ushered into the performance you walk into an intimidatingly empty and open room. No seats mean that the audience meander around the centre of […]

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Feral Theatre, Triptych

Feral flyers, displaced seas and singing lepers – a Brighton Festival and Fringe round-up

July 30th, 2012 by

So, why are some things in the Festival and some in the Fringe? This was asked of me by an interested ‘non-artist’ friend visiting Brighton in the hectic month of May. Once, the answer would have been straightforward: the Brighton Festival is curated, and artists are invited to take part and paid a performance and/or […]

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How Things Change: 30 Years of Whalley Range All Stars

July 25th, 2012 by

We (Sue Auty and Edward Taylor) first met touring with Horse + Bamboo (from Lancashire) and Dogtroep (from Amsterdam) in 1981. The approach and attitude of Dogtroep inflamed our imaginations and we formed the Whalley Range All Stars in 1982 to realise ideas that we couldn’t do elsewhere. We didn’t want to be just like […]

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