X Factor dance troupe have the sex factor

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By Oliver Farrimond

SCOTLAND’S premier dance troupe X Factor are getting ready for one final fling before jetting off to the USA.

Their racy production has received rave reviews and features cross-dressing, suspenders and, of course, plenty of kilts.

Their show, called ‘Query’, is a joint production with an American company, and will be hitting the streets of New York City in two weeks.

Artistic director Alan Greig said audiences should expect to be challenged.

He said: “There’s something for everyone and we are very excited to be taking this across the water to New York.

“The American performers have really brought something very special to this production.”

Mr Greig, 46, is one of Scotland’s most celebrated dance producers and has seen his work performed to great acclaim for many years.

‘Query’ will be performed at the elegant George Street Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh before going on the road to Glasgow and then finally to the USA.

The performance – based on a Gore Vidal Novel – is a story told through dance of a man’s inner turmoil following a sex change.

American choreographer Gerald Casel said: “This is an exciting production which challenges notions of gender and sexuality.

“The performers and myself have really enjoyed bringing visually expressive dance to the people of Edinburgh.

“We’ve been here since December and we haven’t minded the weather one bit – it’s been beautiful.”

The 14+ show runs until Wednesday at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

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