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Dantzaz in Errenteria Basque

Janis is currently working with Dantzaz in the fabulous Basque Country.

She is creating new work for the company’s summer season for public and theatre spaces.

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) updates January 2017:


Photo’s by Phil Chu. Dancers: Adrienne O’Leary, Upock Quagavan & Albert Garcia

The fabulous POP-UP Duets BBC Loop clip has to date had more than 70,000 views!

POP-UP Duets had a fabulous success at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with performances at the National Museum of Scotland receiving 5 and 4 star reviews in all of the major newspapers. Alongside bespoke performances for Merchant City Festival, Fife Cultural Trust, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government, the first tour of POP-UP Duets was seen live by more than 7000 people.

Janis Claxton and Pippa Murphy were awarded Creative Edinburgh’s Collaboration Award and are now the proud owners a very beautifully crafted piece of The Crags designed by Alasdair Thomson.

POP-UP Duets was listed in the Observer as one of the top dance works of 2016!

At the Edinburgh festival the choreographic stand-out was Janis Claxton’s small but beautifully formed Pop-Up Duets (Fragments of Love). Claxton has paid her dues, but like many female choreographers has had to fight harder for her chances than her less experienced male colleagues. The issue of equal gender representation in dance’s power roles gathered momentum in 2016. (Luke Jennings, The Observer)

POP-UP Duets was selected as one of only ten international works for the prestigious Pitch New Works at the ISPA New York 2017 Congress.

POP-UP Duets was recreated in Taiwan in March 2017 at the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival with 2 dancers from Europe and two from Taiwan and presented in public spaces to over 5000 people.


Photo’s of Adrienne O’Leary & YiChi Lin by James Lin & Phil Chu

More info here  POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)