Dance company MAU bring Tempest: Without a Body and Birds with Skymirrors to Fringe
Lemi Ponifasio blends theatre, choreography and ritual
Most definitely not your standard dance fare, these two works by New Zealand-based choreographer Lemi Ponifasio and his company MAU blend theatre, choreography and ritual to create something thought-provoking and unique. Don’t be put off by the pace (this guy likes things slow), just use the time to ‘stop and reflect’, as Ponifasio suggests. Tempest contemplates modern-day terrorism via Shakespeare and Paul Klee, while Skymirrors explores climate change and our place on Earth.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 14 & 15 Aug (Tempest), 8pm; 17 & 18 Aug (Birds), 8pm (Tue) & 2.30pm (Wed), £8—£28.50.