Korean artists feature in no fewer than six productions at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Something for everyone. Full details below:
Binari — The Spirit of the Beat @ The Old College Quad
3 – 27 August
Don’t miss this passionate and colourful performance showcasing the unique heritage and spirited origins of traditional Korean culture. Lose yourself in the powerful beats and dynamic rhythms of the drums. Binari: The Spirit of the Beat will intrigue audiences bringing the mesmerizing and synchronised sounds of the Orient into a spectacular performance using dynamic percussion, energetic singing and the rituals of the ancient arts. It is one of the oldest Korean traditions — so make sure you come along and feel the beat!
“It’s a gripping performance of delicious percussion, crashing drums and rabble rousing vocals” (The Guardian)
Previews: 3 – 4 August • 7pm • £5
Performances: 5 – 27 August • 7pm • £8-11
Running Time: 1hr 10mins
The Old College Quad Venue 192
South Bridge, Edinburgh
0131 662 8740 | www.edfringe.com | www.dulsori.com
Yegam & Sevensense Company
Break Out – Extreme Dance Comedy @ Assembly Hall
World premiere • 2 – 25 August
The new show from the makers of Fringe Favourites Jump! The hottest B-Boy dance moves mixed with stunning gymnastics and hilarious visual comedy. Featuring a cast of top-quality performers including some of Korea’s leading B-Boy dancers, Break Out promises to be a fun-packed night out, complete with spectacular dance moves. The great escape!
“Did I give it 5 stars? Make that 50!” (The Evening standard on Jump)
Previews: 2 – 4 August • 5pm • £5
Performances: 5 – 25 August • 5pm • £11-13
Running time: 1hr 15mins
Assembly Hall Venue 35
Mound Place, Edinburgh
0131 623 3030 | www.assemblyfestival.com | www.thepicnic.co.kr
Company Seo (Korea)
Somewhere Else @ Dance Base
UK Premiere • 8 – 18 August (except 13 August)
Revelation of Avignon festival of 2006, with Fluid, Korean choreographer Misook Seo creates poetry with dance in this lovely duet, inviting your mind to travel far into the universe and deep inside your soul. Unconsciously you feel somewhere else, or maybe close to yourself…
Part of Global, a quadruple bill of dance premieres of global proportions.
Also includes: Stephen Pelton Dance Theater A Hundred Miles (USA), Priya Shrikumar Devi (Scotland), Kitt Johnson X-act Rankefod (Denmark).
Preview: 8 August • 3pm • £6 | Press Night: 9 August • 3pm • £6-8
Performances: 10 & 15 August • 5.30pm | 11 & 16 August • 8pm | 12 & 17 August • 12.30pm | 14 & 18 August • 3pm • All £7-11
Running Time: 1hr 30mins for quadruple bill
Dance Base Venue 22
14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
0131 225 5525 | www.dancebase.co.uk | www.misookseo.com
Soulgang & Bricklane present Last for One
Spin Odyssey @ C venue
1 – 27 August (except 13 & 20 August)
Fusing spectacular street dance and side-splitting comedy Spin Odyssey features the internationally renowned Korean b-boy team Last For One. Loosely based on the epic Greek poem The Odyssey this production is a hilarious mix of dazzling b-boying and Buster Keaton-esque slapstick comedy. A rip-roaring show jam packed with laughs!
Performances: 1 – 27 August • 4.40pm • £5.50-8.50
Running Time: 1hr 20mins
C Venue 34
Chambers Street, Edinburgh
0845 260 1234 | www.cthefestival.com
The Voice of Things -Toilet Paper @ Smirnoff Underbelly
2 – 26 August (except 13 August)
Critically acclaimed Hayan Theatre invite you to discover physical and object theatre at its most sensuous. Transforming the mundane into the magical, The Voice of Things – Toilet Paper takes us to a world of unexpected beauty. From minimalist interpretations to large scale manifestations, this evocative show will re-ignite your imagination and open your eyes to the enlightening potential of everyday items.
Previews: 2 – 3 August • 1.10pm • £5
Performances: 4 – 26 August • 1.10pm • £7-9
Smirnoff Underbelly Venue 61
56 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
0870 745 3083 | www.underbelly.co.uk | www.hayantheatre.com
Sadari Movement Laboratory (in association with AsiaNow Productions)
Woyzeck@ Assembly Aurora Nova
2 – 27 August (except Tuesdays)
Sadari Movement Laboratory transforms George BÃ¼chner’s play about a young soldier driven mad by inhuman military discipline and social deprivation into a new physical and visual language in this Korean production. Using wooden chairs and the dynamic Astor Piazzola’s tango this Woyzeck is both surprising and deeply moving.
Previews: 2 – 3 August • 10.30am • £5
Performances: 4 – 27 August • 10.30am
Mon – Thurs: £9-12
Fri – Sun: £10-13
Running Time: 1hr 10 minutes
Assembly Aurora Nova Venue 8
St Stephens Street, Edinburgh
0131 623 3030 | www.auroranova.org | www.sadarimovementlab.org | www.assemblyfestival.com
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2 thoughts on “[email protected] performers at Edinburgh Fringe 2007”
Is “Rain” not coming then?
Shame. But he would only cancel at the last minute 😀
Interesting that 2 of the 6 acts involve B-boys. I’d like to be able to catch Spin Odyssey, which I missed when it was in London earlier this year. But Edinburgh’s a bit of a way to go and I need to store up my days off for things like the conferences at SOAS.