Flawless: Intergalactic Dream *****
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. 0131-556 6550 3-29 August 2011, £13.50-£18.50.
WINNER OF THE FORTH ONE AWARD FOR BEST FRINGE PERFORMANCE 2010.
Flawless are a world-class street dance and break-dancing crew, who performed in the movie “Street Dance 3D” and were finalists in Britain’s Got Talent.
Review of 9th August 2011 show *****
Wow weee. What a fantastic show. I have to admit coming here I thought I was seeing “the other dance group from Britain’s Got Talent”, but that was soon forgotten as Flawless blew me and the audience away with a stunningly sensational performance that raised the roof of the Fringe’s biggest venue, the Pleasance Grand, as well as raising the spirits of all present.
Set right in the middle of a period when many attendees undoubtedly had their focus on riots back in England, this was a show to put aside dark reality and uplift hearts and minds, with a colourful spectacle of acrobatic, high energy dance routines to the beat of pulsating upbeat music.
The choreography was superb and I was especially moved by the tributes to Michael Jackson, Motown and basketball superstar Michael Jordan. The tributes to movies such as The Matrix and The Mask starring Jim Carrey were fabulous too.
It was delightful to see so many children present too for what was essentially a real family show, that delivered spectacular and funny entertainment, with good audience participation too that involved everyone taking part.
Great fun. A definite must see show if you’re in Edinburgh and want to be entertained. The band will be touring the UK after Edinburgh. Go and see them.
© Tiemo Talk of the Town
Reviews of many more Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows 2011, 2010 and 2007, Scottish National Museums and art galleries, plus plays such as Murder and Mystery on the Menu, Othello and Spent can be read on this blog.
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