Lost Dog

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two performers hold hands while the woman leans back and touches the floor next to a toy dog.

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Lost Dog is a dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director Ben Duke. Lost Dog mixes ideas from theatre, dance, comedy, circus and storytelling in a way no other company does.

Their mission is to create performances that use the temporary community of theatre to connect us to ourselves and to each other.

Their subject matter is the epic and everyday stories we live and share.

Their medium is a unique mongrel of dance, theatre and comedy.

Their critically acclaimed work, Juliet & Romeo is performed by Kip Johnson and Solène Weinachter. The work is broadly based on Shakespeare’s deeply pessimistic love story and explores whether our culture’s celebration of youth creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships. It is a duet performed by two dancers, by Juliet and Romeo, a humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity.

Lost Dog’s previous work, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) based on Milton’s epic poem, premiered at Battersea Arts Centre in May 2015 as part of A Nation’s Theatre and went on to run at Summerhall as part the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2015, where it received high critical acclaim and was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award in the Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form category.

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