Count down begins for our next performance next week! We are so excited to announce that ‘Signs’ is back on stage at The Blue Elephant Theatre on 13th October 2016, 8:00pm.
If you haven’t been able to watch our previous show at the Young Actors Theatre, this is your chance. ‘Signs’ is an exciting dance duet, fusing contemporary dance with British Sign Language. The performance will be followed by a Q&A section where you get the chance to ask the choreographer and the dancers anything you want about the work.
‘Signs’ is supported by Arts Council England, Hiive, Candoco Dance, bbodance and IdeasTap.
The first week up in the Lake District was phenomenal. Started with an early train in the morning to arrive at a very sunny Carlisle. A compact city with a historic castle in the west and green grass by the river.
I started working with the year 1 students of the BA Performing Arts. Hard working and focused. This first week was all about getting to know each other, seeing their strengths and researching British Sign Language.
The creation process begins..
So here we are on our first day in Edinburgh. Our day started at 8:45 in London when all the MonixArts cast took the 4 and-a-half hour train to Ediburgh Station. Carrying more luggage than ever filled with constumes, flyers, clothes, make-up and the occasional tracksuit for rehearsals, the six dancers spent most of their day at the fantastic Sweet Venues, located on Grassmarket. An extremely friendly and enthusiastic staff of Sweet Venues, helped the company settle in what will be its ‘resident’ theatre for the next 11 days.
With a meticulous tech rehearsal, ensuring that lights and sound are ready for the premiere of our newest double bill programme “Survival of the Fittest”, we continued in the late afternoon to enter our accommodation premises just a few minutes from the city centre.
We were greeted in a warm and friendly flat, where we slowly settled down, had a lovely warm meal together and slowly retired to our rooms to get some rest.
Tomorrow is a bright new day, with the first performance of Survival of the Fittest and our soon-to-be first Edinburgh Fringe adventure commencing with a bang!
Six female dancers performing two contemporary danceworks looking at violence. Fusing contemporary dance with martial arts, Nu.V.Na is followed by MonixArts newest choreography Fight or Flight, a dancework looking at the survival instinct. Inspired by the animals in the jungle, Fight or Flight tells the story of three lions in search of prey, when a buffalo comes to the rescue of a baby gazelle. Who will win? Only those attending will know.
1st – 11th August, 15:30 at Sweet Venues.
On a very related note, MonixArts is proud to announce a dance event in Edinburgh Zoo, where the company will be performing extracts from Fight or Flight. Dancers acting like animals with the animals. A fantastic opportunity to visit one extraordinary site in Edinburgh and support female artists. For more information:
From MonixArts, here in Edinburgh we wish you good night and let the Edinburgh Fringe fun begin!