In an exhilarating ride into myth and imagination, renowned South Australian choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani and award-winning Scottish director Al Seed will plunge audiences into the story of the Fates of Greek mythology.
Virtuoso Australian dancers Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea-Nadine Williams will join Limosani on stage to play the three Fates who spin, measure and cut the thread of life, creating an emotionally charged dance-theatre performance which weaves together themes of mortality, freewill and sisterhood.
The Spinners brings the Fates down to earth and re-imagines them living in the heart of a sprawling city. From their humble apartment they oversee the births and deaths of all human beings. Drawing thread from their own bodies they weave mannequins, imbuing them with the breath of life. These mannequins form a giant web: the interconnectedness of all human journeys. When a human life is nearing its end the corresponding mannequin is committed to the ether.
Alongside Limosani as choreographer and Seed as director, are Tony Award winner Nigel Levings as lighting designer, Guy Veale as sound designer, plus Wendy Todd as set designer.
The Spinners marks a continuation of Seed and Limosani’s exploration of cross-artform collaboration, and demonstrates how contemporary dance can provide a vehicle for intelligent and provocative storytelling – so offering new perspectives on dance itself, as an artform. This project is also a celebration of female-centric dance-theatre and a timely exploration of the female figure in ancient mythology.
The Spinners is supported by Made in Scotland, a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s largest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland.
Lina Limosani is a multi-award winning South Australian choreographer and dancer. Her latest work Not Today’s Yesterdays – also an Australian/UK collaboration – has won a number of awards including the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Dance.
Al Seed is a renowned Scottish director who has received Total Theatre, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards for work presented at Edinburgh Fringe, and a Jerwood Foundation Award, for such shows as Raw Beef, The Fooligan and Oog.
Dance Base – Studio 1
3-5, 7-12, 14-19 August