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Program

2 Aug 2013 - 26 Aug 2013

Czech Dance Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Czech Centre London, in association with Staropramen and in partnership with Nová síť, brings three extraordinary Czech contemporary dance performances - S/He Is Nancy Joe, One Step Before the Fall and What Is The Weight Of Your Desire? - to this year´s Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Performances by three unique Czech dance groups Vertedance, Spitfire and Tantehorse will take place in ZOO Venues for three weeks between August 2 and August 26. Organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Statni fond kultury CR, British Council in Prague and the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague. Transport is kindly provided by Jet2.com

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Spitfire Company & DAMÚZA: One Step Before the Fall
ZOO / Aug 3-22 / 20.30

Captivating story of boxer Muhammad Ali combining a powerful dance with live music by the holder of Czech Grammy, Lenka Dusilova. Winner of the Dancer of the Year and Best Light Design awards at the Czech Dance Platform in 2013.

 

 

 

 

Tantehorse: S/He Is Nancy Joe
ZOO Southside /Aug 2-18 / 13.30 

‘I was born a girl but I know it’s a mistake‘. A docu-dance, a unique style of street-ballet, hip hop, pop and lock. The Best Contemporary Dance 2012 according to The Washington Post. Nominated for the Czech Platform Dancer of the Year award in 2013. ‘Her body is an element of surpassing wonder’ (Sarah Kaufman).



Vertedance: What Is the Weight of Your Desire?
ZOO / Aug 2-25 / 18.00

Four female dancers question the role of bodies, nudity and desire in a fusion of dance and music, the male and female principle, and the fragile contradiction between the intimate and the public. Winner of the Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year awards at the Czech Dance Platform 2012.  

   



Czech Performing Arts Presentation

Fringe Central: Concourse Hall / Aug 16 / 11:00

A brunch with Czech theatre companies performing at the Fringe 2013 and a presentation of innovative Czech projects recommended for international touring by the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague.

 

Download the Czech Dance Showcase brochure here:

 

Czech Dance Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe is organised by the Czech Centre London in partnership with Nová síť.
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Venue:
Edinburgh, ZOO Venues
Date

From: 2 Aug 2013
To: 26 Aug 2013

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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