THE PLACE at Summerhall, Fringe 2015

THE PLACE presents


This year, The Place will present three productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time, alongside supporting Total Theatre with a new award for dance.

The three shows, to be performed at Summerhall, are an extension of The Place’s commitment to developing choreographic talent and pushing the boundaries of what dance can be. Similarly, Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance will recognise a company or artist that is making dance as a fresh reaction to the way the world is now.

The three shows, all by artists on The Place’s Work Place scheme, represent some of the most exciting contemporary work in Europe at the moment:

Lost Dog’s Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) is Ben Duke’s solo performance inspired by Milton’s classic text and is full of humour and laughter, which belies a darker message. Bordering theatre and dance with text woven into the performance, this is Lost Dog’s return to the Fringe after 2013’s critically acclaimed It Needs Horses and Home for Broken Turns and The Drowner in 2005.

Idiot-Syncrasy, by Basque and Sardinian dancer-choreographers Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas, explores commitment, perseverance and dance as an agent for change. Dubbed the ‘jumping show’, the dancers’ continuous movement and rhythm has a myriad of effects on the audience varying from cathartic release to sheer joy. Idiot-Syncrasy is presented as part of the 2015 British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase, following its 2014 London premiere at The Place and selection for the Aerowaves Priority list in 2015.

Vera Tussing’s T-Dance is a warm, gentle work that creates profound sensations. Exploring touch and the cause and effect of tactility, the performers build a perceptible connection with the audience through subtle improvisation and spoken descriptions.

Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, says “Summerhall presents artists who enjoy taking risks and delight in creating different experiences for their audiences, so it felt very natural for us to bring our Work Place artists to this venue for the Fringe.”

Work Place artists are offered a creative home with support for production and the freedom to make the work they want to. The trio of creatives headed to Edinburgh this August all present very different works that use the body as the instrument to create powerful performance for dance and theatre audiences to enjoy.


For more information, interview requests and images please contact Miriam & Michelle in the Summerhall Press Office 07825642225

Tickets: / or in person at the Summerhall box office.
Fringe box office: 0131 226 0026

Wed 5 – Sun 30 Aug 2015. 2.40pm. (daily, except Mon 10, Sun 16, Mon 24)
Wed 5 Aug, Thu 6 Aug, Fri 7 Aug, Sat 8 Aug, Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug, Thu 13 Aug, Fri 14 Aug, Sat 15 Aug, Mon 17 Aug, Wed 19 Aug, Thu 20 Aug, Fri 21 Aug, Sat 22 Aug, Sun 23 Aug, Tue 25 Aug, Wed 26 Aug, Thu 27 Aug, Fri 28 Aug, Sat 29 Aug, Sun 30 Aug.

Thu 6 – Sat 29 Aug 2015. 4.20pm (alternate days)
Thu 6 Aug, Sat 8 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Wed 12 Aug, Fri 14 Aug, Sun 16 Aug, Tue 18 Aug, Thu 20 Aug, Sat 22 Aug, Mon 24 Aug, Wed 26 Aug, Fri 28 Aug, Sat 29 Aug.

Wed 5 – Sun 30 Aug 2015. 4.20pm (alternate days)
Wed 5 Aug, Fri 7 Aug, Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Thu 13 Aug, Sat 15 Aug, Mon 17 Aug, Tue 18 Aug, Wed 19 Aug, Fri 21 Aug, Mon 24 Aug, Tue 25 Aug, Thu 27 Aug, Sun 30 Aug.

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