Dance From Near and Far at Buxton Fringe

Press Release 12 June 2012

Dance seems to be everywhere at the minute. If it's not Strictly, it's shows like So You ThinkYou Can Dance? Or represented in the acts we gasp at in Britain's Got Talent. So it's time to get out and see some Dance at the Fringe, and this year the category is strong and varied.

It is also international. Last year's Fringe award winner, Makoto Inoue, from Tokyo by way of Prague, returns with a new show based on one of the most famous Kabuki stories, Dojo-ji. He enigmatically describes the show as "On a pilgrimage, a young monk stayed at the house where a young lady lived. The young lady fell in love with the young monk. And...", The Key Physical Theatre Company is also coming a long way to be with us - Chien Tzu-Ting and Huang Ching-Yu from Taiwan explore the mystery of dreams in their show, Rambling in an Empty Room.

Two companies of dancers from local colleges will be performing. In Anthology, Buxton Community School's most creative dancers will be investigating 'poetry in motion' and seeing if they can put words into actions and still make it beautiful. Aquinas Dance Company introduces the work of two new contemporary choreographers in a Contemporary Dance Triple Bill accessible for anyone.

In a curtain-raiser to Fringe Sunday, Critical Dance Collective - a graduate dance group from Derby University, will be performing a contemporary piece describing the different ages we pass through during our lifetime. And the Fringe wouldn't seem quite right without the Day of Dance organised by the Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men. Sides from all over the country will be dancing in a variety of Morris traditions across the town.

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, The Old Hall Hotel and The Cavendish Shopping Arcade.

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