Busu & The Damask Drum

Busu and the Damask Drum was yet another Edinburgh Fringe performance inspired by classic Japanese theater combining ideas from two distinct and important plays from Japan’s cultural history. Exploring these two stories has given me glimpse into a world so alien to mine and yet so comfortingly similar. The ‘Damask Drum’ in particular explores unrequited […]

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Tartuffe

The French playwright Molière wrote ‘Tartuffe’ in 1664. Now more than 350 years later this young troupe of performers on the streets of Edinburgh were hawking their performance of Molière’s famous play as part of the Edinburgh Festival. At first I just saw a young group of performers in costume full of the vitality of […]

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Ayvee

On AVCon’s opening night the performers danced us the story of ‘Ayvee and Switch’. In this scene Ayvee, performed by Alice Willamsen, spins a gift of silk cloth for her rescuer Switch. Ayvee, in the form of a beautiful magical crane been caught in a trap set by the people of Switch’s village. Despite the […]

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