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Music, dance and theatre from Norvegian performers at the Fringe

Choosing a show from Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe’s 224 page catalouge is no easy task. Great Norwegian performances should make it to the top of the list.

31/08/2004 ::  

Zero Visibility Corps - It's Only a Rehearsal
Scandinavia’s hottest dance company, Aurora Nova, present their acclaimed adaptation of the story of Artemis and Actaeon.  Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen made her international breakthrough with this sensual, erotic and powerfully moving dance duet.
See www.zerocorps.com

Aurora Nova @ St Stephens
18-19 August at 1.30 pm. Tickets £5.00
20-23 and 25-30 August  1.30 pm. Tickets £10.00 (£8.00)

Det Åpne Teater - Bima and Bramati
Theatre group Det Åpne Teater (The Open Theatre) will be visiting Edinburgh with their tale of two accidental ward mates who embark on an existential expedition. The goal - the end of the corridor. Their means for getting their - stolen sugarlumps and twisted imagination. They may be ageing amputees but their future lies beyond the threshold.
See http://www.detapneteater.no/

Traverse Theatre
Preview 5 August at 5.00 pm. Tickets £8.00
6,11,15,20 and 25 August at 7.30 pm
7,12,17,21 and 26 August  at noon
8,13,18,22 and 27 August at 2.30 pm
10,14,19,24 and 28 August at 5.00 pm
Tickets £11.00 (£8.00)  (£4.50)

Christina Bjordal with the Tom Finlay Sextet – Beauty and the Beat
Christina Bjordal has enjoyed great success and raving revues in Norway with her own band. In this unique project she teams up with Tom Finlay Sextet to recreate the 1959 classic album by Peggy Lee/George Shearing. The setting is lush and silky.
See http://www.bjordalband.com/ for information on Christina Bjordal's own band
See http://www.tomfinlaytrio.co.uk/ for information on Tom Finlay

Club Ego
16-22 August at 10.00 pm. Tickets £10.00 (£8.00)

Fringe box office 0131 226 0000

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Click on the image to read about Christina Bjordal and Tom Finlay Sextet's performance at Club Ego.Photo: Courtesy of Chris McMurdo

The full programme is available on the Fringe web site

Christina Bjordal and Tom Finlay's Sextet on stagePhoto courtesy of Mark Allis