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Total Theatre Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The awards recognise emerging and mould-breaking work from across the Fringe

Total Theatre Award nominee dressed.
© Lidia Crisafulli

The Total Theatre Award nominees for 2018 have been announced.

A total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories, with the final winners announced at a ceremony on 23 August.

Twenty-nine peer assessors from nine countries assessed 461 eligible shows over the course of the first 11 days of the Fringe. The shortlisted shows will now move to a judging panel where shows are seen by leading arts industry figures from seven countries including critics, academics, artists and programmers.

The nominees in full:

Shows by an emerging artist/company

Cock, Cock… Who's There?
Samira Elagoz in association with From Start to Finnish (Finland)
Summerhall

dressed.
ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe (England)
Underbelly

Katie & Pip
Tin Can People (England)
Summerhall

Can't Stop Can't Stop
Sam Does Theatre (England)
C Venues

Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus

Casting Off
Sharon Burgess Productions and A Good Catch (Australia)
Assembly

My Land
Recirquel Company (Hungary)
Assembly

Casus: You and I
Casus Circus (Australia)
Assembly

Sediment
Company 2 (Australia)
Assembly

Total Theatre and The Place Award for Dance

Brocade
Roberta Jean (Scotland)
dancebase

Gibbon
Gandini Juggling (England)
Assembly

Void
V / DA and MHz, in association with Feral (Scotland)
Summerhall

The Spinners
Limosani Projekts and Al Seed Productions (Australia & Scotland)
dancebase

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart
Tjimur Dance Theatre (Taiwan)
dancebase

Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form

Pussy Riot: Riot Days
One Inch Badge (England/Russia)
Summerhall

Natalie Palamides: NATE
Soho Theatre (United States)
Pleasance

Underground Railroad Game
Soho Theatre presents the Ars Nova production (United States)
Traverse Theatre

Drive-By Shooting
Dumbworld (Northern Ireland)
Summerhall

The Flop
A Hijinx production in association with Spymonkey (Wales)
Summerhall

Physical / Visual Theatre

Another One
Vooruit, Arenbergschouwburg, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, Summerhall (Belgium)
Summerhall

Backup
Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company (Belgium)
Summerhall

The Artist
Circo Aereo and Thom Monckton (Finland)
Assembly

Century Song
Volcano (Canada), Richard Jordan Productions in association with CanadaHub (Canada)
ZOO

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