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|Martial Dance is more than a dance company; it is a movement language
that is born from the physical realities of the body rather than
mentalities that divide society today. Integrating elements from formal
dance techniques and social dance styles, with a variety of martial
arts disciplines, Martial Dance is a movement democracy that embraces
individuality and originality and the choreography never ceases to
surprise and delight audiences.
Doesn’t just kick-ass, it boots pre-conceptions about what dance is off the radar
The Herald on Martial Dance (Fringe 07)
The critically acclaimed Yin+Yang is a physical illustration of the idea of two opposing yet complimentary images. Fusing Contemporary, body-popping and martial arts, this dynamic and explosive signature solo is the very essence of Martial Dance.
Choreographed and performed by Martin Robinson
The Other explores a women’s struggle for equality and empowerment in the aftermath of World War Two. Inspired by Simone De Beauvoir’s revolutionary feminist text: The Second Sex (1949) we examine how the female is defined as ‘the other’ for she is regarded only by her difference to man. Through exquisite contemporary dance two dancers embark on an emotional journey in the search for an accommodation of love, identity and respect.
The Other has recently been performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing alongside MYDC, and at Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On.
Choreographers: Martin Robinson and Cat Casbon
Dancers: Martin Robinson and Cat Casbon
Photos by Peter Hallam