Dance Hitlist

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Dance Hitlist

Spectrum

Spectrum
The old BBC test card has never looked so interesting, as Avant Garde Dance company blend technology with sharp dancing to great effect. C Chambers Street, 0845 260 1234, until 31 Aug (not 17), 4.05pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£4.50–£8.50).

Dance Base – Give Dance a Chance
Ten shows, each one as diverse as the next. Turn up every hour, on the hour, pay a fiver and immerse yourself in everything from contemporary to ballet, hip hop to Indian. Dance Base, 225 5525, until 16 Aug, times vary, £5.

Tap Kids
Some of the most talented young tap dancers in America head for the Fringe in this entertaining show about high school life. New Town Theatre, 0844 477 1000, until 30 Aug (not 17), 5.45pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10).

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break
Great comic timing, an interesting story and some funky hip hop moves from Rannel theatre company, as two bored decorators pass the time in this excellent show. Zoo Southside, 662 6892, until 31 Aug, 12.50pm, £10 (£8).

Four Quarters
Four individual contemporary works from Helix Dance company, some witty, others darker – all worth a look. The Zoo, 662 6892, until 23 Aug (not 17), 1.45pm, £8–£10.

Venezuela Viva
Back to the Fringe for a second time, this large-scale mix of music and dancing celebrates the South American country in fine style. Venue 150 @ EICC, 0844 847 1639, until 23 Aug (not 17), £12–£14 (£10–£12).

Spectrum

  • 4 stars

Immersing you in a world of late-night television wonderment - a visual feast of edgy urban contemporary movement with the vigour and intensity of hip-hop. Expect to be mesmerised and wanting more. www.avantgardedance.com

Four Quarters

  • 4 stars

Four distinct, compelling and cutting-edge dance pieces. Choreographed and performed by Isobel Cohen (DanceEast Associate), Alex Broadie (Place Prize semi-finalist), Steve Johnstone and Shahla Tarrant. 'This slick production instantly excites' (Fest). 'Beautiful, flawless and fluid' (ThreeWeeks).

Venezuela Viva

The sold-out Fringe 2005 hit with stunning new scenes - a feast for the senses and a joyous spectacular of salsa and flamenco, brilliant live band and twelve gorgeous dancers. 'Much sexier than Riverdance' (Herald). 'Magnificent' - ***** (Scotsman).

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break

  • 5 stars

A hilarious and exhilarating performance about two bored decorators with time on their hands and beats in their heads. Combines hip-hop and comedy theatre to create something thrillingly unique. www.rannel.co.uk

Tap Kids

  • 4 stars

Upbeat, passionate, energetic - the dance world's equivalent of 'High School Musical'. Eight phenomenal tap dancers tell the story of high school senior year. Drama at the dance, mischief in detention, romance and graduation. www.tapkids.com

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