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7 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015

For the fifth time already, Czech Centre London is organizing the Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015, a selection of some of the best contemporary Czech Dance and Theatre to be presented in Edinburgh throughout August 2015.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (7-31 August 2015) is the world’s largest performing arts festival. Featuring thousands of performances from all over the world the Fringe is a  magnet for artists, professionals and general theatre and dance loving audience alike. The Czech scene has managed to establish itself very well despite of the enormous amount of talented competition. Just in the past two years, Czech companies have received three prestigious Herald Angel Awards: Spitfire Company (2013), Tantehorse (2013) a Lenka Vágnerová & Company (2014). 

CZECH SHOWCASE @ FRINGE 2015

This year we bring four critically acclaimed pieces that have also been the audience favourites during their previous tourings. The magnificent new circus company La Putyka will perform their stunning cross-over of dance, acrobatics and theatre Dolls in the out-door Underbelly Tent, one of the most popular Fringe venues. Physical theatre will be represented by Spitfire Company and their Antiwords, an adaption of Vaclav Havel‘ s play involving two masked female dancers and plenty of beer on stage. Correction, the Czech Dance Platform 2013 winner created by VerteDance is full of amazing dance movement and humour, and beautifully accompanied by The Clarinet Factory quartet. And last but not least,  the intimate and emotionally charger duet Boys Who Like to Play With Dolls, in which two brilliant dancers Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel play around with gender stereotypes.

Performances will take place throughout the Fringe in four different venues: ZOO Venues, Dance Base, Summerhall and Underbelly.

Stay up to date with Czech Showcase 2015 at Edinburgh Fringe through our blog covering the best reviews, photos and more! http://czechshowcase2015.tumblr.com/



CIRK LA PUTYKA - DOLLS
Aug 7-11, 13-17, 19-23, 25-29 / 15:25
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
SPITFIRE - ANTIWORDS
Aug 10-16, 18-23, 25-30 / 20:25
Summerhall




VERTEDANCE - CORRECTION
11 - 19 August 2015, 20:15
Zoo Southside
BOYS WHO LIKE TO PLAY WITH DOLLS
Aug 12-16, 18-22 / 13:00
Dance Base



Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015
is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, PRE, CEZ Foundation, Nadační fond Galerie Smečky, Nadace pro obnovu a rozvoj and Budweiser Budvar.





In cooperation with Aurora Nova.




Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015 press release:




Venue:
Edinburgh: ZOO Southside, Dance Base, Summerhall and Underbelly Circus Hub
Date

From: 7 Aug 2015
To: 30 Aug 2015

Organizer:

Czech Center


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