You get to sit and watch peo­ple dance

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Some­times it feels good to take a break from all those yack­ety plays and just sit down and watch peo­ple move around.

Women are in the spot­light in many of the Fringe’s dance shows. Frac­ture (from July 5 at the Ran­dolph), by the Good Women Dance Col­lec­tive, ex­plores women dis­con­nect­ing and re­con­nect­ing, while Hanna Kent’s Piece Of Mind (from Wed­nes­day, July 3, at Robert Gill) looks at women and ex­treme states.

A cou­ple of shows draw on ur­ban is­sues. Emily Law and Ash­ley Perez’s Jack Your Body (from July 5 at the Ran­dolph) looks at vogu­ing and other un­der­ground so­cial dances popular from the 1970s through 90s, while Twisted Beats & Cir­cus Feats (from July 4 at the An­nex The­atre) adds ac­ro­bat­ics, hip-hop and con­tor­tion­ism to the story of a clown who falls in love with a bal­le­rina.

Fans of mul­ti­cul­tural dance will want to see A Glance At Chi­nese Per­form­ing Arts (from Wed­nes­day, July 3 at the Tar­ragon Mainspace), which uses move­ment to por­tray the 56 eth­nic groups in China, and Paromita Kar brings her train­ing in clas­si­cal In­dian dance to Cor­pus Ma­tris (from Wed­nes­day, July 3 at Passe Mu­raille Mainspace).

If you’re new to dance, a good place to be­gin might be O(h) (from July 5 at He­len Gar­diner Phe­lan), Liz Case­bolt and Joel Smith’s show about the process of mak­ing a dance piece, in­clud­ing choos­ing the mu­sic, draw­ing on the work of other chore­og­ra­phers and ar­gu­ing.

No 20 Liz Case­bolt and Joel Smith ex­plore the big O(h).

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