Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Pam Ayres, Ella Spira, Sibongiseni Shabalala, Adrienne Truscott, Nikki Bedi, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
To kick off the Loose Ends Edinburgh show, 12 of Te Matitini, some of New Zealand's finest Haka performers put on an electrifying display of Maori dance.
Clive giggles with poet and comedienne Pam Ayres, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. Pam returns to the Fringe with her hair-trigger timing and eye for detail.
Nikki Bedi chats to Sibongiseni Shabalala, a member of choral legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and to composer Ella Spira about their collaboration in Zulu ballet 'INALA'. The show celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa - a spiritually and uplifting live story-telling experience, with a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.
Clive talks to performer Adrienne Truscott, one-half of the infamous Wau Wau Sisters. 'Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It' is a show that undoes and does in the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between.
More dance as Dr Pamela Stephenson Connolly, the writer and inspiration behind dance drama 'Brazouka', a journey of pulsing music and explosive energy, tells Clive how, after her stint in the final of 'Strictly Come Dancing', her pursuit to find the real passion in dancing led her to Brazil, where she founded a dance company and 'Brazouka' was born.
With music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who perform 'Siyo Phinda Futhi Sibonane' and 'Khulumanaye' from 'INALA'.
Producer: Sukey Firth.
Te Matatini Haka
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The England tour kicks off at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th September. Check their website for further dates.