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Producer/Director: Jodi Kaplan
Co-Director: Jodee Nimerichter,
Co-Director of American Dance Festival

- threeweeks

A dance “Festival within a Festival” at The Edinburgh Fringe!

12 dynamic dance companies in 4 distinct programs!


WHEN
2nd Annual! TWO WEEKS IN '10!
Aug 8 - Aug 22, 2010
Week One: Aug 8-15
Week Two: Aug 17-22

Sunday, August 8-Sunday, August 22, 2010
4pm daily Festival Showcase*

Wednesday, August 11 & 18
12:30pm lunch Festival Showcase

Thursday, August 12-Sunday, August 15
2:30pm Split Bill**

Thursday, August 18-Sunday, August 22
2:00pm Split Bill**

*4pm Festival Showcases feature 7 companies each dancing bite-size 10-minute performances (70 minutes total)
**Split Bills feature 2-3 selected companies in 30 minute extended performances (60-90 minutes total)


WHERE
Venue 150 @ EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre)
150 Morrison Street at The Exchange

Price: £10
Kids under 10: only £2!
Young Audience Members ages
10-18 and dancers: only £5


PROGRAM DETAILS - WEEK ONE



WEEK ONE - Festival Showcase: BEAUTIFUL
Sunday, August 8-Sunday, August 15, 2010
4pm daily Festival Showcase

Wednesday, August 11
12:30pm lunchtime Festival Showcase

Special Guest Artist
Rebecca Stenn (New York City)
Choreographer of the Radio City Rockettes
Toured over a decade with Pilobolus and Momix

Featured Companies:
Body Stories/Teresa Fellion Dance (New York City)
Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects (New York City)
Ingrid Graham/Collaboration Movement (Los Angeles / New York City)
Keshet Dance (Albuquerque)
MacArthur Dance Project (Philadelphia)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)

Mesmerizing, uplifting, inspiring dance performed by the most captivating, stunningly beautiful dance companies to emerge from the USA in decades. Be moved! Bite-sized festival format. "Perfect for the Edinburgh Fringe Lover!" (threeweeks). Come see over twenty dancers take the stage in this masterful production that reveals the pulse of American dance. Float through time as you witness the best of the US. America's newest star Rebecca Stenn opens the program, hailing from Pilobolus & Momix and choreographed for the world-famous Radio City Rockettes!



WEEK ONE - Split Bill: LYRICAL
Thursday, August 12-Sunday, August 15
2:30pm daily

Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects (New York City)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)

Enticing, exquisite, extraordinary, exhilarating, hypnotic, awe-inspiring dance from two top NYC companies - Michael Mao Dance rocks with spectacular multi-cultural fusion while Christine Jowers rolls as a sensational dancing goddess! Christine is pure elegance as she takes the stage in her dance landscape of historic work - a tribute to dance pioneers! Michael Mao Dance stole the show at last year's Fringe.

PROGRAM DETAILS - WEEK TWO

WEEK TWO - Festival Showcase: ROCK IT!
Tuesday, August 17-Sunday, August 22, 2010
4pm daily Festival Showcase

Wednesday, August 18
12:30pm lunchtime Festival Showcase

Special Guest Artist:
Freespace Dance (New York City)
World Premiere – high energy 80s extravaganza

Featured Companies:
Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys (New York City)
Body Stories/Teresa Fellion Dance (New York City)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)
project: Smith & Peluso (New York City)
Ragamala Dance (Minneapolis)
Vox Dance Theatre (Los Angeles)

A second dance 'festival-within-a-festival' showcase! An explosion of blast-off movement in a dazzling, high-energy contemporary production. Watch the best, most innovative American dance artists 'Rock It'! Bite-sized festival format. Be incredibly moved! If you like 'Week One: Beautiful', you will love 'Week Two: Rock It'! Six different dance companies with over 30 extraordinary dancers! Features Freespace Dance who brings down the house in their 80s extravaganza 'Butt Rock' that will get you grooving. Make sure to see both festival showcases to catch the best of the US!


WEEK TWO - Split Bill: ATHLETIC
Thursday, August 19-Sunday, August 22
2:00pm daily

Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys (New York City)
Freespace Dance (New York City)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)

Awe-inspiring rock'n'roll blitz from Freespace Dance + hilarious take on social partnering from 'Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys' + percussive explosion from Michael Mao Dance = one superb, sublime, sensational show! Unforgettable! Fun! These three top USA dance artists will turn you upside down with athletic and acrobatic movement that spins audiences into a dance trance. And a special surprise includes a yoga inspired dance in headstands. More of the best from America's favorites. Get ready to rock! Be ready to laugh too! Must see!


Selected USA Artists
See twelve of the best and most innovative dance companies from America. These dynamic, thought-provoking artists are sure to captivate audiences as a festival favorite!

Participating USA companies will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time!

This program is the perfect choice for both dance lovers and first time dance attendees. Seeing 7 different dance companies perform in each showcase during 10-minute slots is ideal to introduce audiences to this vibrant art form while giving dance aficionados their fill of great dance.

All work will be world premieres!

In addition to the Booking DANCE FESTIVAL Edinburgh 2010 performances, the Festival will go beyond the stage to include a diverse range of outreach activities to complement the “Festival within the Festival” concept. In keeping with the mission of the Booking Dance Festival, these outreach activities have been designed to bridge the Edinburgh community and youth with our USA artists.

Jodi Kaplan / BookingDance continues to position its Booking DANCE FESTIVAL Edinburgh as a return engagement annually.

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Week One:
Body Stories/Teresa Fellion Dance (New York City)
Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects (New York City)
Ingrid Graham/Collaboration Movement (Los Angeles / New York City)
Keshet Dance (Albuquerque)
MacArthur Dance Project (Philadelphia)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)
Rebecca Stenn (New York City)

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Week Two:
Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys (New York City)
Body Stories/Teresa Fellion Dance (New York City)
Freespace Dance (New York City)
Michael Mao Dance (New York City)
project: Smith & Peluso (New York City)
Ragamala Dance (Minneapolis)
Vox Dance Theatre (Los Angeles)


Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys (New York City)
www.bdftg.com
is one of the most compelling, hilarious, dynamic duos on the dancing circuit. Featuring the stunning Heather Gehring and the extraordinary Lou Brock - the one and only National Dirty Dancing Champion (just ask Oprah). Their show will knock you off your feet…or shall we say compel you to strut your stuff in the ballroom?!
Performing Week 2

Body Stories/Teresa Fellion Dance (New York City)
www.bodystoriesfellion.org
embodies the raw, rhythmic force of human encounters using athletic physicality and psychologically-driven work. Catapults the viewers’ passion, wraps it into twisting curvatures onstage and returns it with the power of a lighting bolt. 
Performing Weeks 1 & 2

Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects (New York City)
www.movingartsprojects.org
is an exquisite American solo artist who takes audiences on an inspiring, passionate journey through time as she performs the work of legendary dance pioneers Isadora Duncan and Ruth St.Denis, among others. Christine truly embodies dancing goddesses, real and imagined!
Performing Week 1

Freespace Dance
(New York City)
www.freespacedance.com
is renowned for creating emotionally driven work in their athletic signature style under the artistic direction of Donna Scro. Comprised of eight exceptionally strong performers, this vibrant company uses controlled abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering. Bodies fly through the air as Freespace Dance wows audiences worldwide.
Performing Week 2

Ingrid Graham/Collaboration Movement (Los Angeles / New York City)
www.collaborationmovement.com
is a modern fusion dance company comprised of strong, passionate and highly skilled dancers. Ingrid Graham mesmerizes audiences with her elegant, dynamic choreography featuring compelling themes. As a testament to its philosophy, a portion of all profits are donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Performing Week 1

Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque)
www.keshetdance.org
creates and performs innovative modern dance works that engage audiences young and old, opening minds and changing perceptions of what dance and a dancer can be.
Performing Week 1

MacArthur Dance Project
(Philadelphia)
www.macarthurdanceproject.com
was formed to provide an umbrella for the company and independent choreographic work of Bronwen MacArthur, who has performed and taught throughout Europe, Russia, South America and the U.S.
Performing Week 1

Michael Mao Dance (New York City)
www.michaelmaodance.org
is one of America’s most celebrated dance artists, successfully merging east and west in mesmerizing and energizing movement. Originally from China, Michael Mao integrates cultural imagery into his stunning choreography. This exquisite company has performed at top venues worldwide including The Joyce Theater and Madison Square Garden in NYC, and tours throughout China.
Performing Weeks 1 & 2

project: Smith& Peluso
(New York City)
is an emerging solo/duet company that creates provocative dance theater pieces through emotional, dynamic, and theatrically-driven movement.
Performing Week 2

Ragamala Dance (Minneapolis)
www.ragamala.net
seamlessly carries Bharatanatyam - the classical dance form of southern India - into the 21st century while respecting the form's rich tradition. Founded in 1992, Ragamala utilizes the beauty, vitality, and remarkable physicality of Bharatanatyam to create personal expressions of spiritual fulfillment and joy.
Performing Week 2

Rebeca Stenn (New York City)
www.perksdancemusictheatre.com
is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer who founded Rebecca Stenn Company in 1996 after performing and touring with Momix and Pilobolus for over a decade. The company has performed to critical acclaim and sold out houses in over 19 states and internationally including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater in NYC, and The Copenhagen Festival in Denmark.
Performing Week 1

Vox Dance Theatre (Los Angeles)
www.sarahvox.org
is a spirited, delightfully engaging all-female classical modern dance company with a diverse repertoire that explores themes of universal appeal, and is highly accessible to all audiences.
Performing Week 2


WHERE
Venue 150
The leading venue of The Edinburgh Fringe, boasting one of the largest and most accomplished stages at The Fringe. Renowned for its popular sold-out shows, this beautiful space positions dance in the best possible setting.

www.venue150.com



 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Booking DANCE FESTIVAL Edinburgh 2010

Festival Info
bookingdancefestival@gmail.com

Festival Contacts
Jodi Kaplan - Founder/Producer/Director
JodiKaplan@bookingdance.com

Leslie Scott - International Project Manager
LeslieScott@bookingdance.com

Kari Hansbarger – Festival Designer / Associate Producer
design@bookingdance.com


 
 



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Edinburgh 2012
Edinburgh 2011
Edinburgh 2010
Edinburgh 2009
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"Whether you're a contemporary dance fiend or one of the uninitiated wanting to take a chance, this production is perfect for the Edinburgh Fringe lover. Seven dance companies, comprising more than thirty dancers in total, each provide a snapshot of quality, quirky and downright über speciality dance. From every corner of America, Jodi Kaplan, dance producer extraordinaire, has gathered eclectic works such as Erin Ellliot's 'Outlined In Black' and C. Eule Dance's 'face2face' and woven them into a recipe of pure enjoyment. Professional American dance at the Fringe has been neglected of late but plans are afoot for this wonderful dance 'festival within a festival' to return next year, and I for one will be sitting in rapture in the aisles."
- threeweeks


 

 
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