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Death In Venice (Edinburgh Ballet Circle)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Edinburgh Ballet Circle bring Thomas Mann’s novella ‘Death in Venice’ to the Fringe. With a such a large cast on stage for the whole production, the space can feel overcrowded and there isn’t enough room to see the talents of the dancers unrestricted. ‘Death in Venice’ tells the story of Dr Aschenbach and his fixation with the young Tadzio, the doctor watching him as he swims in a lagoon, unaware of the approaching dangers of the fast-spreading cholera plague. This is a complex tale of desire told through precise and beautifully choreographed movements, though the story was frequently hard to follow. Overall, though, an elegant production, the costumes and props fitting well with the feel of the piece and setting the tone for the delicate performances.

Greenside @ Nicolson Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]