Fruitmarket Nights: Company Chordelia – Dance Derby

October 30, 2014 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

In association with Scottish Opera. This powerful and hugely energetic dance theatre production opened to critical acclaim during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 and now comes to the Old Fruitmarket, for one night only. The dance marathons of Depression-era America, with strict rules, extreme conditions and ferocious competition, were the reality shows of their day. Attracting huge audiences they could last for weeks on end, with competitors stopping for only ten minutes every two hours to sleep or wash.

Ten dancer, two actors and a six-piece jazz ensemble bring this drama to life to a soundtrack of songs from the 1930s, performed by soprano Nadine Livingston.

Company Chordelia Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones directs and choreographs.

Tickets: £14 (concessions available) book online at or call 0141 353 8000