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When last we saw the all male dance company, helmed by company AD Tamsin Fitzgerald, they were performing a triple bill of works but for the 2013 season it's a single evening work entitled 'Out of His Skin' or bust.
The titular work was created by Ms Fitzgerald and tells the tale of a straight laced office worker (in health and safety no less) who gets his kicks falling off very large buildings. We, here in TheLab™, caught up with the company during their annual pilgrimage to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
For the production the company bring along their very own large building for the dancers to jump around on and, ultimately, to fall off. The building goes by the name of Bruce, make of that what you will.
2Faced say this much about the work.
"Bored with life, the monotony of the everyday and trying to find his place in the world one man searches for the next high, the next hit, the next big thing. Pushing every available boundary and risking everything until there is nothing left. Using their trademark urban contemporary language, 2Faced Dance Company return with a new full length work choreographed by Artistic Director Tamsin Fitzgerald. Unpredictable, fierce, visceral and tender, the country's leading all male contemporary dance company continue to lead the way in finding a way to connect to audiences that strikes at the soul."
For our interview feature we spoke with Tamsin Ftizgerlad who told us not only about the work but also that being a regularly funded dance company in the wacky world of UK dance is not the plain sailing that many would imagine it to be!
'Out of His Skin' is performed by Nathan French, Josh Houghton, Luke Rigg Jason Boyle, Tom Tindall and Alex Rowland with choreography by Tamsin Fitzgerlad.
The work will continue touring throughout the Autumn with visits to international shores in Bulgaria and Norway to come later in the year. Check the company website for more details.
Filmed at Zoo South Side in Edinburgh on August 23rd 2013.