FrontX

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (hip hop/breakin', theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

FrontX shows a range of international street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. Their fascinating personal life stories are the main theme of the show. As spokespersons of our contemporary society, these performers embody the true sense of integration, since the first meaning of the verb to 'integrate' is 'to make complete, whole', and, in so doing, build a complete ensemble. What interests us most is highlighting their inner motivations and what pushes them to specialise in their unique techniques. How do these atypical individuals transcend their difficulties through their artistic practice?

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go behind the Royal Dick Pub, past Barney's Beer and Pickering's Gin; in the back courtyard on your right hand side is the Demonstration Room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Michael Harley 92 days ago

Avant garde performance art.

Paul 95 days ago

Street entertainment from a group of very skilled performers in a perfect venue (an old, high-banked anatomy theatre). The background track was provided by a friendly beat-boxer/looper who joined in and interacted throughout. We were treated to solos from a dancer, a slow-motion expressionist, a performance artist, a singer and a hip-hopper as well as numerous collaborative sections. The event was energetic, dramatic and unusual and created a quite exceptional connection with the audience. The artists shared their life stories and there was an uplifting if predictable message. This was a very enjoyable and happy hour and the crowd loved it – indeed, having left the room after the curtain call, they had to reappear for another one as the applause just didn’t stop.

KateS 104 days ago

Breathtakingly honest and personal, the show reminded me how important connections are. Watching their stories unfolding was moving and captivating experience. And being there when FrontX received their award was an extra treat :)

Anthony Christensen 113 days ago

Strong. Intelligent. Beautiful. You will be moved, entertained and uplifted. We loved this show.

Penny 114 days ago

***** 5 Stars! Highly recommended. Aside from being joyously entertaining, this show delivers a powerful message of self-empowerment and perseverance, with a sincerity unmatched in any Fringe show I’ve seen. And the performers are so interesting, they made me want to see a TV series about them, to find out more about them individually. Go see them — You won’t be sorry!!


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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

The staging and structure could use a little polish and upgrade, but the heart of this multi-artform show is vibrant and beating. ...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Perhaps the “X” in No Way Back Company’s new production FrontX denotes its proud and urgent intersectionality. Not just “between hip-hop and contemporary dance, between the street and the stage”, as per the company manifesto, but also between race, gender, class and ability. This Belgian outfit—part of this year’s Wallonia...

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FringeReview 102 days ago

An ensemble of six performers – all very different – tell their stories and perform their specialist skills.One arrives carrying an interesting prop – he starts to beat box and loop his explosive vocal sounds until it sounds like several people are contributing. Immediately this is intriguing. One with hyper...

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The List (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

Uplifting cross-artform collaboration...

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