In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, dance, music and theatre, the Netherlands’ ISH Dance Collective create breathtaking poetry with every single moment at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Whether you float on ballet shoes or on skates, with ISH, it’s all dance.
Elements of Freestyle is about those redeeming seconds that make a complicated trick ultimately succeed; about the freestylers’ total focus on the moment, the ecstasy and the feeling of complete and total freedom. In a spectacular fusion of breakdance, inline skating, skateboarding, freestyle basketball, BMX and freerunning, the audience discovers the artistry behind the trick. Simultaneously both exquisitely beautiful and heart-poundingly exciting, director Marco Gerris’ (‘So You Think You Can Dance?’) show packs a punch.
ISH is something truly special. A collective of individuals who believe that borders don’t exist and that the world is actually a playground. Since 2000, their performances have innovatively built bridges and scaled the walls between art forms, disciplines and cultures in a world obsessed with keeping everyone apart. Their stages represent this ever-changing battle; constantly moving and being reconstructed to create ramps, cliffs, even complete cities right in front of the audience’s very eyes.
ISH celebrates artists who can perform at the highest level but also have the guts to colour outside the lines. Their collaborations with companies such as the Dutch National Ballet, the autonomous artist Dadara or exciting new choreographers like Shailesh Bahorhan allows ISH to generates new creative hybrids across all levels of each performance.
Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stRp9t9J-o8
Dates: 3rd – 25th August 2019 (not 7th/13th/19th)
Show: Elements of Freestyle
Venue: Pleasance at EICC: Lennox Theatre
Address: EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE
Time: 4pm (1hr)
Price Weekend, 5th&6th: £17.50(£14.50), weekday: £15.50(£12.50), early week: £14(£10)
Box office: www.edfringe.com / 0131 226 0000