ED2013 Physical ED2013 Three To See ED2013 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2013: Physical shows

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Hela

Yes, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses is back with show tips from the dance & physical theatre Fringe.

HeLa
I’ve been meaning to read a book called ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ for quite some time now, but it’s never managed to make it to the top of the pile (probably because my ‘to-read’ pile is about as high as my house). And that’s probably why this show, a solo piece by Adura Onashile, jumped out at me; it’s inspired by the story of the above named Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells have been used in research and led to medical breakthroughs that have saved countless lives.
Summerhall, 2-25 Aug (not 20), 6.45pm.

Company Man
This one falls into the category of circus, and promises to be fun for all the family. This award-winning piece from Japan tackles the subject of the salary-men who devote themselves to work and fail to handle their personal lives, via the medium of mime, juggling, trapeze, aerials and acrobatics. Sounds cool.
C, 31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13), 4.45pm.

A Romance
This is another international piece, this time from Korea, and featuring traditional music and beautiful costume. It’s about women meeting in secret to share stories and ideas, and focuses on the tale of a family preparing for their daughter’s wedding; closeted away, the bride reads aloud to the illiterate servants to thank them for their work, and as they continue on late into the night, they eventually share their own personal love stories.
C, 1-26 Aug, 4.05pm.



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