Presented as part of the British Council Showcase and Made in Scotland Showcase, China Plate is bringing this exceptional piece of dance/theatre back to Ediburgh Festival Fringe 2017
Joan Clevillé Dance presents
Plan B for Utopia
'You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, and then you wake up. You fall in love, and your heart gets broken. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again?'
Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour, Plan B for Utopia is a show about how we choose to live our lives: about having a dream, giving it up and trying again, but above all, it’s a story about friendship.
"laugh out loud, serious, profoundly silly... joy from start to finish"★★★★ The Skinny
Premiered during the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Plan B for Utopia was selected for the 2016 British Dance Edition showcase and was presented at the Internationale Tanzmesse in September 2016 before heading out on tour across Scotland, England and several international festivals in 2016. It has just been selected as part of the British Council Showcase and Made in Scotland Showcase for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
"...this new work from Joan Clevillé is so incredibly exciting...he gets it all very very right. Every word, every wonderful facial expression, every bodily movement that performer Solène Weinachter makes is a gift to the audience" The Scotsman ★★★★
“Weinachter is a genius at loopy humour...while Kendall's sincerity...really reaches out without an iota of phoniness” The Herald ★★★★
“Plan B for Utopia is a beautifully constructed show: laugh out loud, serious, profoundly silly, and a joy from start to finish…This thoughtful and perceptive show will hant you for days" The Skinny ★★★★
“Original and uplifting, Plan B for Utopia is one of the stand-out dance theatre pieces on show at this year’s Fringe.” EdFringe Review ★★★★
Performers: Solène Weinachter and John Kendall
Music: Louis Armstrong, Cliff Edwards, Judy Garland, Gordon Lorenz Orchestra, Willy Mason and MyMy
BSL Interpreters: (selected venues only) Lesley Crerar & Yvonne Strain