Double Goer

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, contemporary)

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Double Goer (the English translation of doppelgänger) is a surreal and physically gruelling new dance work, chronicling the birth, battle and transcendence of two strikingly similar women. Throughout this 50-minute dance, women battle for supremacy through acts of competition, labour, agility and stamina in a terrain of intricately haphazard sculptures. Watch as two powerhouse dancers exert their physical effort, hustle and feminist wile in an effort to decimate each other (and themselves) for your entertainment. This show has been programmed by Dance Base in collaboration with Assembly.

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Russell Emeny 42 days ago

Astonishing contemporary dance that held our attention for the duration of the amazing performance. Two women dancers, hugely talented, athletic and committed. Sometimes funny, less beautiful. Five stars from me. Go see.

Neil 45 days ago

I loved this. I was entertained for the entire run time. When the dancers move in sync it's incredibly well choreographed and gripping to watch. When they don't, and do separate things, it's still interesting to watch what happens next. I think this might be my favourite show of the festival so far. The two dancers earn all of the applause at the end of the show.

(also, I spoke to the producer and told them I loved the show but couldn't articulate why. I hope this makes up for my general speechlessness at the time.)

Bev Page 46 days ago

Double Goer is such a tribute to the strength of women. Such physicality and finesse, and showing the resilience of the female spirit. Very empowering to witness as an audience member.

Carrie Rudzinski 48 days ago

One of my favorite shows I’ve seen at Edinburgh Fringe! Double Goer is searing, emotive, and captivating - a stunning web of duality woven by dancers Rose and Tamsyn. The physicality of both dancers is breathtaking; the music and choreographing is otherworldly. I am still thinking about this show a week after seeing it and can’t wait to see it again!

Holly W 48 days ago

A really great dance performance that takes the audience on a journey of two strong, agile and determined women. With feminist energy and extremely good synchronisation, this show is both bold and thought-provoking. The use of lighting and staging is also very visually interesting and really adds to the whole performance. Definitely recommend. Well done to the whole team involved in Double Goer!

Mark Ferris 52 days ago

I didn’t know what was happening for most of it but I can tell you I definitely enjoyed it.

Michael Absworth 53 days ago

Intriguingly choreographed and flawlessly executed by this dance duo. Double Goer is a hypnotic display of athleticism and emotion. A true testament to the quality of work from Foster Group Dance New Zealand.

Natalie Denbie 54 days ago

Double Goer by Foster Group Dance: An Intense Dance Duel That Leaves You Mesmerized

Double Goer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 is an absolute masterpiece of contemporary dance.

Choreographed by acclaimed New Zealand Choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull in collaboration with performers Rose Philpott and Tamsyn Russell, Double Goer (Doppelgänger) delves into the tensions and allyships of female relationships. A vision which is executed flawlessly, weaving together a gripping narrative that combines competition, wit, physical agility, and stamina.

The heart of Double Goer lies in the powerful performances of the two dancers. Their synchronicity is spellbinding as they engage in a mesmerising dance duel, each vying for supremacy. Their movements are precise, their emotions palpable, and their chemistry undeniable. Russell and Philpott effortlessly convey the complexity of their characters, drawing the audience into their world of entwined destinies.

Andrew Foster's music elevates the entire experience, adding an emotional resonance that complements the dance sequences perfectly. His compositions merge seamlessly with the dancers' movements, creating an evocative and immersive audio-visual experience.

Double Goer is more than just a dance performance; it's a celebration of feminist strength and resilience. As the two women exert their physical labor, tricks, and hustle, the show becomes a powerful testament to the indomitable spirit of women.

The collaboration of New Zealand artists involved in Double Goer demonstrates the exceptional caliber of talent and creativity within the production. Whether you're a dance enthusiast or simply seeking a profound and visually stunning experience, this show is a must-see at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023.

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Fernyhough Arts Review (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

Contemporary dance is the new rock n roll, and when it’s this powerful, it’s beyond rock n roll.

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The SMU Reviews (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

An occasionally untethering but thoroughly fantastic experience.

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