WATCH: Old Kent Road tap into InMotion opener after taking Edinburgh by storm

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London’s new InMotion Festival of dance and physical theatre officially opens tonight (16 August 2017) at The Bunker Theatre with the direct-from-Edinburgh transfer of Fall Out, by contemporary tap ensemble company Old Kent Road.

Old Kent Road, named after the London thoroughfare a few minutes away from The Bunker in SE1, made its Edinburgh Fringe debut with Fall Out, which won rave reviews during its week’s stint at Edinburgh’s Dance Base. It now comes launches InMotion, running from 16 to 22 August.

See the Sound. Feel the Movement.

Fall Out begins a journey through quintessential jazz, entangling movement within the graceful perspective of tap dance. Conversations of question and answer between soloists of the band and the performers, expose emotions and trigger manoeuvres back and forth between each art form on stage.

Led by a live band, the dancers in Fall Out take an experimental ride attempting to understand a journey of falling out of love. In particular, these fervent dancers find ways to uncover their passion, love and raw relationship for tap dance. Using the sparse set up of the wooden boards concealing how love can never be defined, Fall Out pushes the boundaries of strength and intensity through the bare sounds of music and dance, articulated through complex rhythms and spectacularly technical performance.

Old Kent Road have two shows InMotion

Also at InMotion, Old Kent Road will present a new piece specially commissioned for the festival: Dirty.Tap.Funk. will have performances from 22 August to 2 September 2017.

Founded by artistic director Avalon Rathgeb in 2014, Old Kent Road aims to gather the very best tap dancers and musicians to create unique passionate tap choreography, bigger and better than the sum of its parts.

The InMotion Festival, produced by Bunker Theatre and Theatre Bench, continues until 2 September 2017. It features five further shows Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Translunar Paradise, another Edinburgh transfer, seen in London for the first time in five years.

Old Kent Road meets Arthur’s Seat

While in Edinburgh, some of the Fall Out company climbed Arthur’s Seat and gave it a little Shim Sham Shimmy action.

Edinburgh reviews

Fall Out
★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
Stephanie Green: “Fall Out is tap-dancing like you’ve never seen before… A spectacular, breath-taking show…goes out on a high, and so will you… The musicality and inventiveness of the dancers is staggering… One minute graceful, the next exploding with raw energy.”
★★★★★ - Across the Arts
★★★★★ – Across the Arts
Jo Turbitt: “Woah! What a company! These hoofers have chops to kill for… Old Kent Road have brought the physical relationship of tap, music and the soul (sole) to the stage – it’s poetry of the body in motion through glorious syncopation.”
Dance, physical theatre & circus review: Fall Out
★★★★ – The Scotsman
Kelly Apter: “The feel-good factor in the room [is] sky high… Choreography and execution is so slick and dynamic… Old Kent Road dance with dynamism, passion and panache”
Fall Out
RECOMMENDED – Fringe Review
Jo Tomalin: “Inventive and pushes the boundaries of tap dance… The group of tap dancers is very accomplished and does complex tap combinations with panache… Fall Out offers forty solid minutes of entertainment; these joyous tap’dancers and musicians take you on a journey that is transporting and exciting!”
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