Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, contemporary)

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Challenging stereotypes and championing creativity, PRIME, Scotland's leading dance company for those aged over 60, returns to the Fringe with two dazzling new works exploring life and loss. Toeing the Line?, choreographed by Steinvor Palsson and set to Concerti Grossi, op.3 by Handel, responds to our ever-changing times, shifting between set choreography and improvised movement phrases. The Infinite Life Journey, choreographed by Ming-Hsuan Liu (B.Dance) and the PRIME members translates the narrative explorations of water, grief and incarnation to map the life journey of each dancer. This show has been programmed by Dance Base in collaboration with Assembly.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Ian Ritchie 37 days ago

DaceBase's resident over 60s troupe, Prime, perform two gentle pieces to a lovely score. A relaxing hour, enjoyed by a decent sized audience. ***

Vanessa Roeves 44 days ago

I am absolutely not a dance critic. I am a 71 year old man, a little unsure of my attitude to
the ageing process, a little unsure of my masculinity, more than a little unsure of my own
sense of purpose, but absolutely certain of my curiosity, I know I am watching art, I am
watching dance, but what I most feel I receive is a profound gift of humanity.
I watch the thirteen dancers, (apparently eleven women and two men but who am I to
define gender) and within moments I am moved fully to tears.
I think what I instantly appreciate is the absolute generosity of these people allowing me
an insight into the truth of their physical selves. I watch three highly distinctive pieces of
professional choreography, each a brilliantly conceived, judged and realised choice of
movement, that allows complete expressiveness without any hint whatsoever of strain or
discomfort. Is this the definition of grace?
Sometimes there is music. Sometimes there is powerful silence, or the rustle of a crinoline
or transparent diaphanous plastic swirl….
Within the mesmerising, haunting group patterns, I watch the the instantly gripping
individuality of each dancer. Each separate human speaks to me wordlessly: Look! Here I
am in front of you aged somewhere between 60 and 80, and here is an opening into my
physical being, and into my emotions, perhaps even into my soul. And the title of the event
is blazingly evident. Each dancer is agelessly beautiful.
I watch the meticulously chiselled group practice, combined with apparently effortless
playfulness, There are moments of deep emotional knottiness and others of near lunacy,
There is always immense tenderness, and a sense of humility and cautious joyfulness. In
evidence are hours of dedicated commitment, training, and rehearsal. There is sheer
dazzling skill.
Yes, there are themes - grief, resistance, even the mobile phone, but what I think I am
most watching is something rare, something genuinely fearless, something so nourishing
and enlivening it both moves and quietly wows me.
I am watching people in their prime, ageless. I am watching the beauty of honesty.
Patrick Sandford. August 2023. Edinburgh.

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