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2 Aug 2013 18:00 - 25 Aug 2013

VerTeDance: What Is the Weight of Your Desire? (UK Premiere)

All female dance company VerTeDance is the only Czech dance group to be twice granted the most prestigious award in the field of contemporary dance, the Dance Piece of the Year, most recently in 2012 for What Is the Weight of Your Desire? Four dancers question the role of bodies, nudity, desire, and vulnerability in a provocative fusion of dance and music, providing an ironic image of contemporary men and women. Co-creator and dancer Lucia Kasiarova was awarded Dancer of the Year at the 2012 Czech Dance Platform. The original soundtrack was developed by the Czech Grammy holder rock-band Zrní.

(excluding Aug 7, 14, 21)
Preview Aug 2-3, 18.00

View trailer here



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:

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).



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: 2 Aug 2013 18:00
To: 25 Aug 2013


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