“ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF DANCE THEATRE IN RECENT TIMES”
The Place Prize for Dance winners Lost Dog present their winning duet It Needs Horses along with the company’s newest work Home for Broken Turns at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
This blackly comic and highly physical dance theatre is performed by an international cast from some of Europe’s best regarded dance and physical theatre companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, bgroup, Tilted Productions and Gecko.
The Home for Broken Turns is the kind of place that makes you dream of running away to the circus. But it is also a sanctuary, a place where the few remaining occupants could be described as family. This is the story of a group of women who exist on the outskirts, fiercely protective of each other and ready to savage anything that threatens to break up their dwindling pack.
It Needs Horses tells the tale of a down at heel circus duet and their increasingly desperate attempts to entertain the crowd. The glamour has faded and the performers have forgotten their acts, but the show must go on.
“PROFOUNDLY MOVING, EXQUISITELY CRAFTED… TOLD WITH HUMOUR, FLOW AND POWER”
“HITS THE MARK ON EVERY LEVEL”
18 – 25 AUGUST 11.40AM
117 Nicolson Street
Tickets: £12 (£10)
Box office: 0131 662 6892
Age Guidance: 14+
Ben Duke, Artistic Director of Lost Dog, is a Work Place Artist, Associate Artist at South East Dance and recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2011. Lost Dog is an Escalator Company.
It Needs Horses/Home for Broken Turns has been selected for Escalator East To Edinburgh 2013, is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is presented with the support of Trestle. It Needs Horses was commissioned by The Place Prize for Dance, sponsored by Bloomberg.
Home for Broken Turns was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned by The Place and the Almeida Theatre. Produced by Lost Dog, The Place, Danshuis Station Zuid and Mercat de les Flors, in the framework of Modul-Dance with the support of the CULTURE programme of the European Union.
Image: Benedict Johnson