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Czech Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Since 2008, the Czech Centre has been committed to bringing the best of Czech live performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; this year, the Showcase is the centre of an expanded programme of work in Scotland which will include installations, exhibitions and live music through May to November in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Czech Showcase @ Fringe presents five outstanding Czech companies with three Herald Angels Awards and four Total Theatre Award Nominations offering six unforgettable shows.
Czech Showcase is organised in partnership with the Arts and Theatre Institute and supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.
4 – 27 August 2017
ZOO Southside, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9ER
0131 662 6892
CIRK LA PUTYKA: BATACCHIO
4-12 August 2017, 18.30
A magical spectacular inspired by the lavish comedies of the 19th century by the award
winning contemporary circus company.
Informed Edinburgh ★★★★★
‘easily one of the best things you’ll see at the Fringe’
LENKA VAGNEROVA & COMPANY: GOSSIP
4-8, 10-15 August 2017, 20.30
Thrilling and impressive dance, physical theatre, puppetry and drama in an exploration of gossip, blather, misinformation and rumour.
Broadway Baby ★★★★★
‘smart, urgent, and a pleasure to watch‘
10-19 August 2017, 15.20
Prague’s 420People deliver a dynamic sextet made of ferocious energy, finest movement and original music
Dance Europe Magazine Award
‘a dance bursting with energy’ (Czech Radio)
DOT504: YOU ARE NOT THE ONE
WHO SHALL LIVE LONG
13-19 August 2017, 13.20
A look at features of political and social criticism, and the obsession of satisfying our needs for love, sex and money.
The Herald ★★★★★
‘This is a company worth watching’
SPITFIRE COMPANY: THE NARRATOR
14-15, 18-19, 23, 25-27 August 2017, 17.00
Cecile Da Costa dancers, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in a story of secrets, unspeakable truths, and being a woman.
‘the experience one gains from The Narrator is physical in its nature’
SPITFIRE COMPANY: ONE STEP BEFORE THE FALL
16-17, 20-22, 24 August 2017, 17.00
The return of the award-winning music and dance show inspired by Muhammad Ali’s journey from champion boxer to Parkinson’s sufferer.
The Herald ★★★★★
‘a gut-wrenching tour-de-force’
Part of Czech Season in Scotland 2017
Czech Showcase is organised by the Czech Centre London in partnership with the Arts and Theatre Institute and supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.