#GreenFests Events: Dance

31st July 2014

The following are a selection of green-themed dance productions during the 2014 summer festivals season in Scotland. I Am (Edinburgh …

The following are a selection of green-themed dance productions during the 2014 summer festivals season in Scotland.

I Am (Edinburgh International Festival)

16-17 August 8.00pm

“Through an intoxicating mix of extreme physicality, poetic movement, striking imagery and a dynamic interplay of light and darkness, I AM takes inspiration from artist Colin McCahon’s groundbreaking painting Victory over Death 2, exploring identity, conflict and the power of art to transform and elevate us in counterbalance to the horrors wrought by war.

New Zealand’s most innovative international contemporary dance and theatre company, led by one of the most distinctive choreographers working today, MAU tackle issues of politics, race, tradition and mythology through a dynamic combination of ideas and influences, performed by a community of dancers drawn from all walks of life.”

From the Edinburgh International Festival programme. More information can be found here.

La Nina Barro (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

1-24 August 12:00pm

Nothing more natural than clay and water to give shape to woman and understand that her, like Earth, was once young and brave, strong and unbreakable, old and tired, weak and broken. And able to give herself and others life, meaning, flesh and self-awareness. Nothing links better these ideas than movement, embodied in Elizabeth Sogorb’s dancing and interpretation to Ale Rodes’ mbira compositions. Directed by Flavia D’Avila, and based on the poems of Marta Massé, this is the stage version of the link between everything that we basically are and what we could be.”

From the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. More information can be found here.

Made in ILVA – The Contemporary Hermit (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

1-12, 14-24 August 4.20pm

Inspired by the ILVA steelworks scandal and the eye witness accounts of the Italian steelworkers, this performance is a perfect combination of extreme physical action, sound and rhythm, original music, live voice and video projection. It is an international multi-award winning masterpiece of physical theatre, an innovative example of contemporary bio-mechanics, and an emotional and poetic exploration of the condition of a human body reduced to an artificial machine. A critique of the impact of industry on the environment expressed through the visual and physical theatre by this world-touring ensemble.”

From the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. More information can be found here.

Misa-Lisin (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 August 5.20pm

Langasan Theatre derives its name from Cilangasan mountain, and celebrates the remarkable fables and tales of the Cilangasan clan. As an Amis senior aboriginal performer in Taiwan, the founder Adaw Palaf incorporates performance with dancing, singing and story-telling, which combines the aboriginal culture with concepts of modern action art. Misa-Lisin means ceremonies of all seasons. Imagine the blowing wind stirring the grain, the mud wrestling from our childhood memory, the healing received from the ocean… all recollections transform into powerful energy, giving birth to this touchable fable: a performance shaped by the power of humanity and motherland.”

From the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. More information can be found here.

re:Fujisan (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

1-6, 8-10, 12-16 August 11.10am

Our new moves will excite you. Mount Fuji is a beautiful mountain but it’s a volcano, my dear. You never know when it’s going to erupt. It might be today. Our mountain Mount Fuji is the tallest in Japan and is loved by its people. The mountain, however, is littered with hikers and there is a nuclear power station nearby. How can we deal with this paradox?”

From the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. More information can be found here.


To add your show to our listings please contact Allison Palenske at allison.palenske@creativecarbonscotland.com

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