With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHubwe want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Birute Baneviclute of Lithuanian show Puzzle answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A dance performance for children under three years, full of colours and shapes, movements and sounds which captivate babies and allows them to experience the joy of dance.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
Last year we performed for just a week and we got great reactions for the show from audience and reviewers. So we really felt that we wanted to come back and give more people the opportunity to enjoy our performance. And we enjoyed the festival itself very much.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
We advise – be open, brave and creative!
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
In our show, we blend fixed choreography, improvisation and moments of audience interaction. This allows us to keep the attention and interest of very young children and babies throughout the whole performance. We don’t use any folklore material, plot or narration, but we learned from children movements, reactions, favourite sounds and colours, and then translated in into a dance performance where kids can relate to the experience onstage.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Any interesting dance performance for children or adults, we’re going to see lots!
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Puzzle
Venue: ZOO Monkey House
Dates: 5-20 August, except 14 August