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Travis Alabanza and Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy win at 2019 Total Theatre Awards

Travis Alabanza and Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy were winners at the 2019 Total Theatre Awards
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Travis Alabanza and Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy are among the winners of the 2019 Total Theatre Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The awards, which celebrate innovation in performance, were announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on August 23.

A panel of 21 judges selected the winners from a shortlist, which was compiled after 403 shows were assessed over the first 11 days of the fringe.

The winners in full

Emerging artist/company

Burgerz by Travis Alabanza at Traverse

Physical/visual theatre

Working on My Night Moves by Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan at Summerhall


Knot by Nikki and JD at Assembly

Staged by Circumference at Zoo


Seeking Unicorns by Chiara Bersani/Associazione Culturale Corpoceleste at Dance Base

Innovation, experimentation and playing with form

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster by Battersea Arts Centre and BAC Beatbox Academy at Traverse

Tricky Second Album by In Bed with My Brother at Pleasance

Judges discretionary award

The End by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas at Summerhall

Scottee: Fat Blokes by Scottee and Friends at Summerhall

The Forecast by Amy Bell at Dance Base

Significant contribution award

Jessica Brough for Fringe of Colour

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