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Obituary: Janis Claxton, visionary Edinburgh-based Australian dancer, choreographer and activist

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Janis Claxton - recent recipient of the prestigious Herald Archangel Award - who died at age 53 from lung cancer on 7th September 2018.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-janis-claxton-visionary-edinburgh-based-australian-dancer-choreographer-and-activist-1-4800275

Photo of Janis Claxton ©Roy Campbell Moore

Photo of Janis Claxton ©Roy Campbell Moore

Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) goes to Tanzmesse 29 Aug to 1 Sept

The critically acclaimed POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) by the award-winning choreographer Janis Claxton goes to Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf from 29 Aug to 1 Sept.

Photo of POP-UP Duets feat. Amy Hollinshead and Albert Garciaa by Liz Tainsh

Photo of POP-UP Duets feat. Amy Hollinshead and Albert Garciaa by Liz Tainsh

Dance lovers and professionals heading to Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf are in for a treat! In addition to the site-specific performances scheduled on 31st August in the afternoon in the official programme, look out for these beautiful POP-UP Duets, set to original music by Pippa Murphy at a variety of Tanzmesse venues every day from 29th August to 1st September! 

https://www.tanzmesse.com/en/programme/2018/performances/site-specific/

Dancers performing at Tanzmesse: Joanne Pirrie, Amy Hollinshead, Albert Garciaa and Valerio di Giovanni, with Production Manager: Angus McLean Balbernie 

Choreographer Janis Claxton wins The Herald ARCHANGEL AWARD for POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Photo of  POP-UP Duet  dancers Joanne Pirrie & Al Garo by Roy Campbell-Moore 

Photo of POP-UP Duet dancers Joanne Pirrie & Al Garo by Roy Campbell-Moore 

Edinburgh-based choreographer Janis Claxton wins the prestigious Herald ARCHANGEL AWARD for her outstanding work POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) which won critical acclaim since its premiere in 2016, and which has since toured nationally and internationally to Taiwan, Singapore, Sweden and the USA. POP-UP Duets is now back in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival, from 22 to 26 August at the National Museum of Scotland at 15h30. 

Read more here: Janis Claxton's acceptance speech championing female choreographers 

Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets make their New York City premiere at Lincoln City - Out of Doors from 1 to 5 August

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Lincoln Center‘s campus becomes the stage for this “richly inventive, wonderfully perceptive” set of duets (Herald UK), from acclaimed Scottish choreographer Janis Claxton. Over the course of nine encounters, pairs of dancers emerge from the crowds to offer ephemeral glimpses of love and affection, from overt flirtation to secret passions, all set to a gorgeous score by Pippa Murphy. A unanimous hit at the 2016 @edfringe , Pop-Up Duets will delight visitors during the second week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From 1-5 Aug 💞

Wednesday, August 1 at 5:00 pm, Hearst Plaza, and 6:45 pm, Josie Robertson Plaza

Thursday, August 2 at 12:45 and 6:15 pm, Hearst Plaza

Friday, August 3 at 6:45 and 9:00 pm, Josie Robertson Plaza

Saturday, August 4 at 5:00 pm, Hearst Plaza, and 6:45 pm, Josie Robertson Plaza

Sunday, August 5 at 12:30 pm, Hearst Plaza, and 6:00 pm, Josie Robertson Plaza

Al Garro & Valerio Di Giovanni in Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets 

Al Garro & Valerio Di Giovanni in Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets 

Amy Hollinshead & Al Garo in Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets Photo ©Christopher Duggan

Amy Hollinshead & Al Garo in Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets Photo ©Christopher Duggan