From the Top

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (physical theatre, political)

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  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
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Description

From the Top is a witty contemporary dance work that explores the power relations between performers and dance makers. The piece presents to the audience a fictional scenario based on the everyday life of dance artists and looks at the absurd nature of artistic integrity and what it means to make art. Action on stage is juxtaposed with voice-overs and surtitles to reveal the politics between the ever-demanding choreographer and dancers who continuously attempt to fulfil a choreographer’s artistic vision.

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Lift from street entrance to first floor
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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FringeReview 5 days ago

Two performers dance several contemporary sequences. One is stiff and manipulated by the other across the space. Then they begin to work together. Their movement quality is excellent, visceral, athletic and nimble, moving from lifts to throws, balancing and bouncing off each other, and often physically connected in slow sustained...

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Seeing Dance (4/5 stars) 10 days ago

“Where there are people, there are politics,” writes Victor Fung in his programme note. More specifically, there are power politics. From the Top is a delightfully witty, sometimes very funny, look at those power relationships in the studio between choreographer and dancers.

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 11 days ago

A short exquisite piece, (30 minutes) with depth. A serious message underlies the humour and reminds us of the importance of the dissenting voice.

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Exeunt 12 days ago

Can you dance with a bag on your head? How about with a partner dragging your body across the space? Or with a constant commentary interrupting and halting your performance? From the Top by choreographer Victor Fung starts out with two dancers, Kenny Leung and Ronny Wong performing a duet...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 19 days ago

The relationship between choreographer and dancer can be one of a perfect rapport and empathy, it can also be tense and fractious. Victor Fung as a choreographer himself explores this dynamic with a humorous and studied eye. The result is a funny 30 minute dance sequence where I laughed out-loud...

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