What to see at Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe starts this month and we’ve put a list together of dance works to see across the festival!

FEAST: A Triple Bill

Winners of the South East Dance Brighton Fringe Bursary, FEAST: A Triple Bill presents works by promising new choreographers after rave reviews at Resolution Festival at The Place.

High energy dance, remarkable world building and clean partnering to dynamic soundtracks featuring Gorillaz, Nina Simone, Anna B Savage and more. Expect to laugh, cry and be moved by dance.

Reimagining the classical ballet, Giselle, this time it’s about me by Hebe Salmon brings dark humour and a contemporary perspective to this tale of love and betrayal. A work where the female protagonist is not defined by relationships with men.

Enter the world of the filthy rich with harrynsmithy’s dog eat dog. A playful, satirical duet which explores the upper echelons of society but what happens when they bite off more than they can chew?

SKUMO, by Orla Hardie is a double act that delves into The Uncanny, that eerily familiar feeling. With a movement language inspired by animation and popping with texture, two clown-like characters teeter between despair and comedy, carving a window into the mangled unconscious.

The triple bill takes place at The Dance Space on 9 & 10 May 7:30pm. A post-show talk on the 9th and pro-class lead by the team both show dates. Email [email protected] for more details 

Get your tickets here: https://www.brightonfringe.org/events/feast-a-triple-bill/

Header image by Ely Welford.

Stopgap’s new show Lived Fiction

Stopgap Dance Company, a world renowned collective of Deaf, Disabled, neurodivergent, and non-disabled artists, presents Lived Fiction at Brighton Fringe on 14 May.

A joyous and sensual work, Lived Fiction, which is Stopgap’s most ambitious and mature work to date, advocates for Disability inclusion and gives a glimpse of the future for contemporary dance

Lived Fiction has been in development for over two years. It was developed as part of a five-year interdisciplinary project called “DANCING: Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law”, which explores how EU law can promote cultural participation for disabled people.

The work also comes to The Lowry in October and DanceEast in November.