NSCD alumni take new works to Edinburgh Fringe -


Friday 19th July 2019, 3:00pm

Several NSCD graduates, current students and lecturers are showcasing fresh new works at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival. From side-splitting dance theatre and spoken word to foot-stomping traditional styles, here is a glimpse at what there is to look forward to:

The Hiccup Project - Lovely Girls

Zoo Southside, Main House

Aug 2nd-6th, 8th-11th, 13th-17th, 8:50pm

The Hiccup Project is a multi-award-winning comedic dance theatre duo made up of NSCD graduates Chess Dillon-Reams (2013 graduate) and Cristina MacKerron (2014). Having won three awards at the Brighton Fringe including the Outstanding Theatre Award for previous work May-we-go-round?, they now bring a brand new piece to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Hilarious and poignant, Lovely Girls delves into the ridiculous and limiting contradictions and clichés of being a woman today. Chess and Cristina are tired of being ‘lovely girls’ – using a blend of dance, theatre and comedy, watch as they imagine a world where women can be whoever and whatever they want.

“Uplifting, unapologetic and empowering” – Epigram Arts

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Phil Sanger – For Only an Hour

Dance Base, Studio 3

Aug 2nd-4th, 6th-11th, 13th-18th, 20th-25th, 7:35pm

Phil Sanger studied the BA (Hons) at NSCD (2002) and later did his Master’s through VERVE (2007) before returning as a lecturer. His latest solo show For Only an Hour is a queer manifesto told through dance, song, spoken word and performance art, and has been listed in Edinburgh Fringe’s Top 10 Must-See LGBT Shows.

This pseudo-glamorous jaunt through pop culture, queer art and childhood dreams is set to a hilarious medley of Angela Lansbury, Delia Smith and Bette Midler.

“Sanger is one of the most versatile artists on the British stage, as this performance amply demonstrates” – Mike Dixon, Dance Europe

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Slanjayvah Danza – Six Feet, Three Shoes

Dance Base, Studio 3

Aug 2nd-4th, 6th-11th, 13-18th, 4:00pm

Slanjayvah Danza is a dance company founded by NSCD alumna (2003) and current MA Dance & Creative Enterprise student Jen Wren. Premiering at Kala Sangam in Bradford before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe, their new performance 6 Feet, 3 Shoes combines dance, storytelling and foot-stomping rhythms to reimagine traditional arts and celebrate friendship across borders.

“Utterly breathtaking, utterly fantastic. One of the best things I have seen” – Norman Smith, BBC

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Heads Up

Dance Base, Studio 3

Aug 9th-10th, 1:15pm

NSCD alumna Phoebe Douthwaite (2015) joins the line-up of Heads Up, Dance Base’s iconic and eclectic showcase. Offering a unique programme of fresh works each day and demonstrating the diversity and excitement the festival has to offer, Heads Up is a grab-bag of dance delights featuring emerging artists from across the world. Phoebe is a solo contemporary folk dance artist as well as a member of travelling interactive performance group The Old Time Rags.

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The Hiccup Project by Paul Serby

Phil Sanger by Garry Platt

Slanjayvah Danza by Boneshaker Photography

Phoebe Douthwaite by Boneshaker Photography