Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
16 September 2013
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy although dance and music are also represented. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival.
Afternoon Tea is presenting 18 shows in the Fringe that might be interesting for Iranian artists working in the area of performing arts; an opportunity to see the shows and engage with the artists... join us to our trip to magnificent and busy Edinburgh!Read more
14 September 2013
Dance Theatre, Multimedia, Text-based: Light, Contemporary Dance
A study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from Cunningham and choreographer and video artist Gail Sneddon. In a private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows: her crutches. Set within an extraordinary animated environment, the performance envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world. This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Cunningham’s 20-year relationship with her crutches; and asks if it is possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.
Ménage à Trois was commissioned for Unlimited, a programme celebrating arts and culture by deaf and disabled artists as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.Read more
8 September 2013
Multimedia, Text-based: Medium, Immersive
Tales of Magical Realism is an atmospheric installation that takes you on an illusion-fuelled journey to darkly poetic places. Take a peek into a miniature steam-punk, peep show world with this curiously vaudevillian sonic experience, featuring music by Graeme Miller. Through a series of film scenes, you become both participant and spectator in this sinister tale, seemingly without end.Read more