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Back Of The Bus (Java Dance Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

Back of the Bus Ed2016

Java Dance Theatre brings you the bus ride you always wished for on school trips, sweets included. A piece of dance and physical theatre (sometimes quite physical, be warned if you don’t like audience interaction), ‘Back of the Bus’ manages to create a blissful feeling of childlike abandonment through a series of charming scenarios. Mixing different dance disciplines and circus, the performers take over a double-decker bus and several spots around Edinburgh, bringing the audience with them. Making full use of the form of immersive theatre, the connection with the audience is the driving force behind this experience (no pun intended). Reality feels augmented when you become an accomplice in this mischievous adventure – a true joy ride.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Aida Rocci]