Susana B. Williams, director of Dance Forms Productions brings "The 63rd International Choreographers' Showcase" to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
A feast of stunning dance works in a program shinning with originality and inspiration. Award -winning choreographers deliver a solid line-up of superb choreography exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas.
"The American Choreographers enjoy the difficulty of their brilliant choreography. They have style, they have class. The most remarkable dance performance of Festival Off d'Avignon."
Nuits d'Ete en Provence/Festival Off d'Avignon 1995
Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating the success attained by distinguished choreographer Vincent E. Thomas with performances of his solo "Come Change" during presentation of Danceforms' 60th International Choreographers' Showcase" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 6 through 11, 2012. You are cordially invited to read review of his performance: Vincent E. Thomas Danceforms Showcase | Fringebiscuit
Houston City Dance Company
Sherese Campbell, Director
5 10 Aug - 10.30am (1hr)
Tickets £9.00 £12.00
Concessions £7.50 £8.50 Children £5.50 £6.50
suitable for all ages
fringe box office 0131 226 0000
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An Invitation from the Director
On August 3, 2013 a group of distinguished choreographers will travel to Edinburgh to be featured in "THE INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE," a presentation of DANCE-FORMS PRODUCTIONS, for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe being held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This exciting trip offers choreographers an excellent opportunity to present their work, to network with directors, producers, other artists, (hopefully to negotiate new engagements!), and to earn a share of the revenue from ticket sales of five performances.
The Edinburgh Festival literally draws thousands of people from all across Europe and other parts of the world. The festival is a thrilling extravaganza of hundreds of artists performing dance, theater, mime, and music within the medieval setting of castles, courtyards, an outdoor cafes. This truly promises to be an unforgettable experience.
I invite choreographers who are willing to invest in themselves and who are interested in expanding their knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting their work abroad. I invite choreographers who see this thrilling event as an opportunity to benefit their professional development.
You receive a complete production package, which includes: Five performances, Lighting, sound, technical assistance, a professional level of publicity, pre-show rehearsal arrangements, box office, printed materials, printed programs, and hotel accommodation based on two persons sharing twin bedded rooms with private bath/shower.
To find out how to qualify, and the investment required, call my office at (502) 265-7041. Remember, space is limited, please call right away. You may call from Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 A.M. and 9 P.M. Eastern Time.
After we have spoken be prepared to submit your professional resume, 4 full body pictures for publicity, program notes, and a VHS video with samples of your work. Remember, space is limited, so pick up the phone and contact us now! You may email us at any time. Our email is: email@example.com
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Don't wait, if you have further questions, you can check our FAQ page, email us by clicking on firstname.lastname@example.org or speak personally with me by calling (502) 265-7041.
I look forward to your participation, and welcoming you to the showcase.
Susana B. Williams
Welcome to Edinburgh
Auld Reekie: An olde Scottish name for Edinburgh which dates back to Victorian times. A reek is a thick fog which would engulf the city and was generated by the high concentration of coal-burning fires. All very Hound of the Baskervilles. The city's prize architecture has long been scrubbed clean of the after effects.
The Fringe is just one of several festivals that takes place in Edinburgh over the summer, but for many visitors it stands apart from the rest.
BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean explains why, "it's no accident that among the melee of Edinburgh's festivals, you'll find at least one circus. The owners of that big top may think they're The Greatest Show on Earth but actually, they're just a small part of it.
Just one of the 500 companies turning in a mere handful of the 14,108 performances taking place on the Edinburgh Fringe - truly the greatest show on earth.
This sprawling festival of everything from Shakespeare to stand-up is a far cry from the small alternative programme set up in 1947 to complement the Edinburgh International Festival.
Since then it has exploded, becoming far bigger (at least in terms of size and scale) than what was originally the main event. What's more, to many people, the Fringe is the Edinburgh Festival."
The Edinburgh Festival has had a triumphant year (2008), with more than one million visitors expected by the end of August - the highest number ever. The theater in particular has seen a renaissance, eclipsing the once-dominant comedy scene for excitement and box office returns. Ticket sales have increased across the board with more people flocking to see little-known productions, classical music and foreign films.
Susana B. Williams with Anand Perth and Sarasa Krishnan, Directors of the Temple of Fine Arts
Susana B. Williams with the directors, dancers and musicians from the Temple of Fine Arts
Choreographers Alan Greig and Peter Kyle attended performance of Danceforms' "The 42nd International Choreographers' Showcase
Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project dancers
Lovers of dance flocked to performances of American dance from the 1960s and 1970s by Mikhail Baryshnikov - one of the most celebrated dancers of the last 25 years -and his White Oak Dance Project.
Mikhail Baryshnikov has turned to America's post-modern choreographers for his latest White Oak Dance Project showcase (at the Edinburgh Festival 13-16 August, 2001). He took a fresh look at the radical dance ideas of the Sixties and Seventies that he missed before he defected to the United States; the past is indeed another country. He co-directed the PASTForward programme with David Gordon, who was, and still is, one of the postmodernist movement's sanest iconoclasts. Their aim was to purge dance of all but the basics - whatever they turned out to be. Baryshnikov and seven colleagues re-enact those earlier experiments, with film from then and now. Living alternative history, danced by a ballet legend who can make standing still fascinating.
Legendary dancer Merce Cunningham
Quotes By Merce:
"There's no thinking involved in my choreography...I don't work through images or ideas, I work through the body...If the dancer dances, which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance, everything is there. When I dance, it means: this is what I am doing."
"...and then I read Einstein by pure coincidence. He said there are no fixed points in space and I thought, well, that's perfect. That, as far as I was concerned, is about stage space. There aren't any fixed points. Wherever you are ... could be a center. Well that's a Buddhist thought, of course -- wherever you are is the center, as well as where everybody else is. But that seemed to me quite marvelous, and enlarging."
"My work has always been 'in process.' Finishing a dance has always left me with an idea, often slim in the beginning, for the next dance. I do not think of dance as an object, rather a short stop on the way."
Alexandra Milne and Mauro de Candia
Photo by Scott Belding
Tom Dale Dance Company
"people ask where the choreographers of the future are. I'm telling you, some of them were here."
-David Mead, Critical Dance.com
Reviewing "The 29th International Choreographers' Showcase, August 2005.
"The International Choreographers enjoy the difficulty of their brilliant choreography. In the most intricate flow of ever changing combinations, they dance at the very edge of possibility and with a fullness of being that's rare anywhere, anytime." Susana B. Williams
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