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The Guide: dance: Edinburgh fringe: Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev: Solo For Two London

August 2, 2014

Judith Mackrell

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev:

Two of the most interesting works to feature in the fringe

in its second week come from local companies. In Miann (Summerhall, Fri to 17 Aug, pictured), Scottish Dance Theatre's artistic director Fleur Darkin collaborates with the experimental Glasgow folk group The One Ensemble and designer Alexander Ruth to create an intimate, sensual encounter between the audience, the dancers and the musicians. Barrowland Ballet, meanwhile, build on their reputation for creating moving, funny and very humane dance theatre with their latest work Tiger (Edinburgh International Conference Centre, to 19 Aug). A piece that starts from the surreal premise of a tiger invading the world of a troubled family. The ensuing turmoil puts all their dysfunctional dynamics into chaotic and comic relief.

Solo For Two London:

Back in 2011, Bolshoi superstar couple Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev left their home company in quest of a wider repertory. Since then, they've performed across the world, and Osipova has joined the Royal Ballet. In this new programme the dancers pit their classical virtuosity against the physical demands of contemporary dance. All three pieces are new to London: a piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Mercy, which draws on duets from previous works Mea Culpa and In Memorium, set to a new score; Ohad Naharin's Passo; and Arthur Pita's Facada, adapted for Osipova and Vasiliev from his original work God's Garden. Expect a passionate, committed experiment.

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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