Writings

Cirque Berserk

August 25th, 2019 by

Cirque Berserk is a tightly-packed sensory and sensual ride which is thrilling, charming, comic and nerve-shredding, often simultaneously. The Timbuktu Tumblers open the show and set the tone for what is to follow. A troupe of highly skilled acrobats, diving through hoops and building human pyramids, the act becomes more and more energetic as it […]

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The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

August 19th, 2019 by

Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron are a Brighton-based comedic dance duo known as The Hiccup Project – and it’s a project worth investing in. Lovely Girls is a piece about imagining and creating a world where women can be – and do – whatever they want. It’s about cracking through a reductive myth which presumes […]

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Open Minds, Open Doors – a day spent at Summerhall

August 18th, 2019 by

A rainy Edinburgh evening, and there are puddles everywhere. I’m in a queue round the back of Summerhall, next to the Pickering Gin distillery, near the Paines Plough Roundabout tent (a big yellow geodesic dome) and one young man standing nearby says to his friend: ‘So this is where all the clever stuff is, you […]

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Paolo Nani: The Letter

August 18th, 2019 by

Paulo Nani saunters onto the stage, wearing a minimal costume of black trousers, lace-up boots, a white T-shirt and clip-on braces, with his hair in tufts. He pauses, looks at us and raises a quizzical eyebrow. We laugh and are subtly drawn into his world. He bows and we applaud, which he acknowledges yet undercuts […]

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Groupwork: The Afflicted

August 18th, 2019 by

4 women in t-shirts and skirts, little socks and trainers, standing next to each other huddled up in a shape fit for teenage girl band poster image 4 red chairs, the kind you see in schools 4 microphones on stands with red cables A video screen suspended at the back of the stage mid way […]

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