Dance company MAU bring Tempest: Without a Body and Birds with Skymirrors to Fringe

Lemi Ponifasio blends theatre, choreography and ritual

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Dance company MAU bring shows Tempest: Without a Body and Birds with Skymirrors to Fringe

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.

Birds with Skymirrors

Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio's production comes at a time of urgent and anxious debates on global warming. Birds with Skymirrors is a reflection, through beauty and stillness, on our relationship with the Earth. A co-production between Théâtre de la Ville, Theater der Welt 2010, Berliner Festspiele, Wiener…

Tempest: Without a Body

Part dance, part theatre, part ceremony, Tempest is an awe-inspiring reflection on our modern world from Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio and his company MAU. This Shakespeare-inspired work explores timeless themes of political freedom and personal liberty. Supported by Visiting Arts.

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