Jodi Kaplan, producer of the fourth annual Booking Dance Festival, enlists some of America’s finest independent artists and touring companies for this year’s Fringe appearance. This “festival within a festival” certainly provides a wide ranging programme; a dance encyclopaedia, if you like, for newcomers to dance, as film, speech, and humour combine with the perhaps more expected modern dance theatre and the new, a beat-box/tap dance confluence. Although the running order becomes disorientating in places (whether you know your pirouettes from your arabesques or not), this production shows a forthcoming approach to the form, what dance can be rather than what it is. Watch out for Dallas Black Dance Theatre who put poetry in motion with two spellbinding performances.
Venue 150 @ EICC, 15-19 Aug, 2.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucinda Al-Zoghbi]