Friday, 20 August 2010

The Improvisation Series


Dance4’s Improvisation Series lands at Zoo Roxy, Edinburgh, on Monday 30 August with a special event simply called improvisation, featuring lead artist Rachel Krische and including Christine Devaney, Janis Claxton, Louise Tanoto, Filip van Huffel, Matthew Slater and Steven Martin, accompanied by gifted musicians Luke Sutherland and Jer Reid.

This event will be perfect for both novices and fringe veterans to end this year’s Fringe Festival with flair, originality and innovation. Whether this really is a zoo or a sanctuary, you’ll only find out by being there. Expect the unexpected!

Dance4 presents improvisation
Zoo Roxy (Sanctuary Space), Edinburgh Fringe Festival at 2pm
Tickets: £5 via 0131 662 6812


The “always exciting” (ballet.co.uk) award winning Rachel Krische leads the improvisation conversation which also features “rising Scottish star” (The Skinny) Janis Claxton, Christine Devaney who was winner of “The 2009 Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First”, Louise Tanoto of the “edgy” (The Guardian) Tom Dale Company and Filip van Huffel, Matthew Slater and Steven Martin with all three of “athletic” (ballet.co.uk) Retina Dance Company. Such artists collaborating in a one-off experiment of movement is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often and will be ideal for both the newcomer and dance connoisseur.

The event will also encompass the enthralling live sounds of the “magnetic” (The Scotsman) Luke Sutherland, of Lon Fin Killie, Bows and Mogwai fame, and Jer Reid who both are well known for their exciting collaborations with dance artists, so the performance will be a treat for both the eyes and ears.
In the ethos of presenting extraordinary 21st century dance we celebrate, with this event, the work of the festival’s leading dance venues; the award winning Zoo (this year running 3 venues including the Roxy) and artists of Catalyst Dance Management (from Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance).

Dance4 presents improvisation: the perfect opportunity to witness incredible artists from across the Fringe programme and beyond collaborating in a unique event for the festival.

For further information contact Sarah by email / 0115 941 0773 / Box Office 0131 662 6892 / www.dance4.co.uk / www.zoofestival.co.uk