Siamsoir hoping to offer Fringe benefits

6th March 2014, edinburgh, UK. Dancers on Portobello Promenade ahead of the Irish Dance Festival. Pictured Jennifer Roxburgh, Rachel McMullan, Laura Sharp, Amanda Foan and Charlotte Harris,credit Steven Scott Taylor

AWARD-winning, Edinburgh-based Irish dance performance company Siamsoir —established in 2000—are taking their fifth Irish dance production to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A deeply personal Irish dance play written by Artistic Director, Jennifer Roxburgh, will explore human nature when dealing with grief and tragedy.

Originally written in 2016, the setbacks brought about by the pandemic have meant that production had been pushed back. However, Jennifer is determined to see this play on to the world’s stage in August this year.

The play centres around two very different sisters, who have a devastating decision to make when their parents are involved in a serious accident. This will test their relationship and change their lives.

“Told through electric Irish dance and original music by Christopher Tolley, this haunting and emotional story explores human nature and how we respond to the big decisions in our lives,” Jennifer explained. “I just can’t wait to get this really special play out into the world. It’s been a long time coming with the casting, financial and creative processes all being hindered by the pandemic. It’s going to be a very emotional and powerful experience on opening night. I can’t wait but first I need to find some amazing dancers!

“So we are looking for Irish dancers aged 18+ to perform a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, 7.30pm at Greenside, Nicolson Square. There will be weekend rehearsals monthly from April and then more intensely from June. Level should be of Intermediate to Open and/or five year’s performance experience.”

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