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Edinburgh Total Theatre Awards 2015 Recognise Two Summerhall Companies

Two Summerhall companies, Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah’s Can I Start Again Please, and Portraits in Motion by Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova, have been recognised in The Total Theatre Awards, which took place Friday 28 August. The two companies won the award in the category for innovation, experimentation and playing with form.

A total of ten Summerhall companies were shortlisted for the awards, with at least one in each category, which is a well-deserved achievement for all of them, as well as the winners. A congratulations also goes to Forced Entertainment for the Significant Contribution Award who are also performing Tomorrow’s Parties at Summerhall as part of the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase.

The Award Winners are:

Shows by an Emerging Company/Artist
This Award is supported by Farnham Maltings
The Beanfield (England)
(theSpace on the Mile)

Physical / Visual Theatre
Oog (Scotland)
Al Seed presented in association with Feral Arts
(Dance Base)

Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form

Can I Start Again Please (England)
Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah

Portraits in Motion (Germany)
Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova

Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance
Vertical Influences (Canada)
Le Patin Libre

Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus
B-Orders (Palestine)
Palestinian Circus in association with Aurora Nova

Smoke and Mirrors (United States)

Significant Contribution Award
Forced Entertainment

A whole host of Summerhall shows in The List’s Festival Guide

The List have just published their annual festival guide, showcasing their Festival picks for 2015. A number of Summerhall shows and events were mentioned including:

Pick up a copy to see Claire Sawer’s interview with Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat about their new album which they will be performing as part of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here programme.