Dance goes from strength to strength at 30th Buxton Fringe

Press Release: 14 May 09

Dance, for many years slightly under-represented at the Buxton Festival Fringe, is now going from strength to strength, with a broad range of events at this year's 30th Fringe.

Last year's Fringe award-winners, Spiltmilk Dance, return to dazzle Buxton with their unique brand of dance performance, taking a fresh look at social dance crazes from the 20th century, including the hand jive, disco, the twist and rave as you've never seen them before! Meanwhile, choreographer Katie Green presents the contemporary dance piece Lost and Found, telling a story of resilience and love.

Three student dance companies from Buxton's Community School - Apex, Pinnacle and Summit - perform in a mixture of contemporary and street dance styles, while First Movement, which works with learning-disabled performers, present The Meeting, a short, absurdist piece to be performed using a circle of chairs in the Pavilion Gardens.

Finally, where would any local event be without morris dancing, provided by the Chapel en le Frith Morris Men, adding to the range of dance events proving that this particular art form is in good health at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

This year's Buxton Festival Fringe runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 26 July and details of all events are available online now at The full brochure of events will be available from the beginning of June.

The Fringe is hugely grateful to its many supporters including its main sponsor The University of Derby Buxton as well as The Osborne Group, High Peak Borough Council and The Old Hall Hotel.


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