Tag Archives: Street arts

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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Teatr Biuro Podróży: Planet Lem

Teatr Biuro Podróży: Planet Lem

August 17th, 2012 by

Welcome to the future! This is the future as it used to be – spaceships, robots, and hovercraft-like vehicles. Planet Lem’s vision is of a world in which experiments in Artificial Intelligence have led to robots taking over all the important work of the world. Humans, relieved of all major responsibilities, with no productive work to […]

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The KTO Theatre 2: The Blind ¦ Photo: Sławek Jedrzejewski

The KTO Theatre 2: The Blind

August 14th, 2012 by

The Blind is an outdoor theatre show created by the Polish company KTO Theatre and inspired by the Portuguese writer José Saramago’s novelBlindness. I’d find it impossible to review the show without making some consideration of how Saramago’s work has influenced a whole generation of new creators in performance arts and cinema. In South America, where […]

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Studio Eclipse: Two Sink, Three Float ¦ Photo: Kurt Demey

Studio Eclipse: Two Sink, Three Float

July 27th, 2012 by

A small pontoon stage floats on the water of St. Peter’s Basin in Salford Quays. It has its own window box of reeds. Small floating bundles of red twigs mark out a performing area in the water. The audience looks down on this scene – in the background trams pass by and customers park cars […]

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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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