Edinburgh Total Theatre Awards 2015 Recognise Two Summerhall Companies

Two Summerhall companies, Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah’s Can I Start Again Please, and Portraits in Motion by Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova, have been recognised in The Total Theatre Awards, which took place Friday 28 August. The two companies won the award in the category for innovation, experimentation and playing with form.

A total of ten Summerhall companies were shortlisted for the awards, with at least one in each category, which is a well-deserved achievement for all of them, as well as the winners. A congratulations also goes to Forced Entertainment for the Significant Contribution Award who are also performing Tomorrow’s Parties at Summerhall as part of the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase.

The Award Winners are:

Shows by an Emerging Company/Artist
This Award is supported by Farnham Maltings
The Beanfield (England)
Breach (theSpace on the Mile)

Physical / Visual Theatre
Oog (Scotland)
Al Seed presented in association with Feral Arts (Dance Base)

Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form
Can I Start Again Please (England)
Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah
Portraits in Motion (Germany)
Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova (Summerhall)

Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance
Vertical Influences (Canada)
Le Patin Libre (Assembly)

Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus
B-Orders (Palestine)
Palestinian Circus in association with Aurora Nova (Underbelly)

Smoke and Mirrors (United States)
theRICOCHETproject (Assembly)

Significant Contribution Award
Forced Entertainment