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16 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017

Czech Showcase @ Fringe: Spitfire Company - One Step Before the Fall

'Theatrical knock-out' (Times). In this award-winning show that's captivated audiences from Stockholm to Beijing, dancer and singer fight in the boxing ring for their destiny. 'A gut-wrenching tour-de-force' ***** (Herald). Inspired by Muhammad Ali, from champion boxer to Parkinson's sufferer. Weaving hypnotic music and dance together to create a unique theatrical experience taking us to the heart of the pugilist.

Concept & directed by: Petr Bohac
Choreography: Marketa Vacovska
Dancer: Marketa Vacovska/ Cecile da Costa
Music/vocals: Lenka Dusilova


Herald Angel Award (2013)

‘The passion, the desperation, the drive, the joy, the weariness, the pain, an exploration of what it means to be a boxer unencumbered by the usual cliched storylines'
Total Theatre



Spitfire Company is an artistic company that includes works of physical and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensemble of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The most important and characteristic aspects of the ensemble’s work are: searching of an original physical language of each particular performance, emphasis on experiencing performer’s state of being that generates very present emotions, finding new visual stimuli, dealing with a human’s limitation and his/her existential situation. spitfirecompany.cz

16-17, 20-22, 24 August 2017, 17.00
Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9ER
0131 662 6892

£14 (£12)
Book online

Part of
Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2017 (#czechshowcase)
Czech Season in Scotland 2017 (#CzechSeasonScotland)

Czech Showcase is organised in partnership with the Arts and Theatre Institute and supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.



Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9ER

From: 16 Aug 2017
To: 24 Aug 2017


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