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Three To See 2015: Dance Pieces

By | Published on Monday 3 August 2015


From the International Festival and Fringe programmes, three dance productions to see, as picked by ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses.

Lo Real / Le Réel /The Real
If you know anything about me, though you very probably don’t, you will know (or not know) that I am a huge fan of Flamenco and tend to be mildly suspicious of anyone that isn’t, in the same way as I can’t ever really trust people who take sugar in their tea. This show, which is on at the Edinburgh International Festival, is the work of hugely acclaimed choreographer Israel Galván, who here tells the story of the plight of the Roma and the Sinti peoples in fascist Spain during the 1930s and 40s. “He doesn’t dance flamenco, he reinvents it”, said one critic. Why on earth would you want to miss this?
Festival Theatre, from 19 until 21 Aug

Nijinksy’s Last Jump (pictured)
This sounds like a very intriguing dance piece, and one which I feel might appeal to those who wouldn’t necessarily think of themselves as dance fans, mainly because this describes itself as ‘dance theatre’ and seems to have a pretty clear narrative, dealing with the descent into mental illness of legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Plus, it’s been created by an award winning team who are deeply passionate about their subject matter, and I can’t help thinking that their expertise and passion will shine through.
Dance Base, from 7 until 23 Aug

This is a world premiere, brought to you by Cuban dance artists The Ballet Revolucion Company, who previously wowed audiences with their international hit show ‘The Ballet Revolucion’, in which classical and contemporary dancers joined forces to create explosive and intensive choreography backed by infectious Latin rhythms. ‘Balletronic’ is more of the exhilarating same, with a soundtrack featuring music by Avicii, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith and Chopin…
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 31 Aug

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