POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)
Creative Edinburgh Collaboration Award, The Observer ‘Best Dance of 2016’

    POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)
    Creative Edinburgh Collaboration Award, The Observer ‘Best Dance of 2016’

    Rave Reviews

    LET'S not mess about: everything about POP-UP Duets is inspired. This is, at every level, a richly inventive, wonderfully perceptive work, danced with a persuasive humanity to a score you want to own

    –The Herald

    At the Edinburgh Festival, the choreographic stand-out was Janis Claxton’s small but beautifully formed POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

    –The Observer, Luke Jennings: best dance of 2016

    POP-UP Duets Trailer

    The work is comprised of 8 stand-alone duets that draw on the theme of love through elegant and dynamic contemporary dance that evolves from simple everyday interactions. Each duet is accompanied by a track of original music specifically composed for the choreography by Pippa Murphy with vocals by Scottish Album of the Year Award winner, Kathryn Joseph.

    POP-UP Duets has been viewed by more than 10,000 people in Scotland and Taiwan and a further 70,000+ on-line at BBC Loop: https://www.facebook.com/bbcloop/videos/1023533354434002/

    POP-UP Duets premiered in August 2016 at The National Museum of Scotland as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In March 2017 POP-UP Duets had an International premier at the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival where the work was recreated with two UK and two Taiwanese dancers. POP-UP Duets has been funded by Creative Scotland for extensive touring in 2018.

    Company Background

    Based in Edinburgh and touring internationally, Janis Claxton Dance is a multi-award winning company with a reputation for bringing high quality works to new and diverse audiences including large-scale performances in Scotland’s National Museums and Galleries, Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh International Science Festival. Janis Claxton is a leading voice on the Scottish and UK scene and has garnered international attention and invitations for her diverse and unique works and her abilities to craft exquisite material with world-class dancers.


    Booking Details

    Stage Area Dimensions : each duet can be adapted to the site and performed in multiple locations such as museums and galleries, cafes and bars, foyers etc.

    Duration: 50mins /adaptable depending on number of duets required

    Lighting Requirements: no lighting required

    Sound requirements: the company tours two portable suitcase stereo systems with rechargeable batteries

    Touring Company: five or six on the road – four dancers, choreographer plus production manager if required

    Touring: from May 2018 onward

    Installation Fees: on application