chang dance theatre
Bout by Chang Dance Theatre
Venue 22: Summerhall Old Lab / Time: 10:20 (40 mins)
Jul 31 Aug 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 from £7
Box office: 0131 225 5525 / Suitable for age 8 and above
Taiwan's Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a dance that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and the rich possibilities – and inherent conflicts – of male bonding. Originally inspired by the ritual and physical rhythms of the boxing ring, this simply staged, unpretentiously eloquent new work is the physically deft and thoughtful expression of three contemporary young Asian men who communicate best through their bodies. By exploring their strong, if sometimes strained, personal connections, the Changs once again endear themselves indelibly to us.
Chang Dance Theatre was founded in 2011 by four brothers, all graduates from the dance department of Taipei National University of the Arts. The company combines the coherence and cohesion that comes from being siblings with the collaborative assistance and insights of creative partners from different disciplines. www.facebook.com/ChangDanceTheater
‘Dancing bodies able to execute precise movement and deliver poetic imagery.’ Reg’Arts.org