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3 Aug 2013 20:30 - 22 Aug 2013

Spitfire Company & Damuza Theater: One Step Before the Fall (UK Premiere)

Spitfire Company is one of the most progressive Czech theatre and dance groups, putting the emphasis on physical acting while experimenting with new theatrical features. At this year's Fringe, Spitfire will perform their new multi-genre production One Step Before the Fall, telling the story of Muhammad Ali and his battle with Parkinson's via a power dance by Marketa Vacovska, Dancer of the Year 2013, and live hypnotic music by the holder of the Czech Grammy, singer Lenka Dusilova.

Nominated for the Dance Piece of the Year and winner of Best Light Design 2013 at the Czech Dance Platform.

(excluding Aug 9, 16, 17, 18)

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Part of the Czech Dance Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe organised by the Czech Centre London in partnership with Nová síť.General partner of the Czech Centres and main sponsor of the event:






The Czech Dance Showcase also features:

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).

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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.  

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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.








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ZOO, 140 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR

From: 3 Aug 2013 20:30
To: 22 Aug 2013


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