Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

With its full show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, Absolutely Legless – the Edinburgh-based traditional Irish dance group – has developed an international reputation for exciting, innovative performances... 

Flamenco: Up Close

Flamenco: Up Close

Experience the full power and intensity of authentic Spanish flamenco, seen up close. From Seville, passionate and inspirational flamenco dancer-choreographer Charo Cala, with Antonio Amaya 'El Petete' and Adela Ramos, accompanied by explosive, award-winning flamenco singer Iván Ramos 'El Pumu' and dazzling flamenco guitarist and composer Fernando de María: this is the real thing. 

Atomic 3001

Atomic 3001

Atomic 3001 is a futuristic dance ritual which submits a being to a perpetual and incoercible pulse drawing her into some infernal dance machine. This sound implacably brings her to exhaustion, trance and incandescence... 

3am Waitress

3am Waitress

3am Waitress by UK company Rogueplay is billed as "merging physical theatre with dance and aerial circus", but may be better described as a duo acro-dance piece since there is little physical theatre or circus to be found... 

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations isn’t just a show... it’s an opportunity to explore fresh choreographic innovation. Established in 2014, Innovations was created to support emerging dance makers providing opportunities to reach out to new audiences... 

Void

Void

Void is really intense, in the best possible way. If you're looking for a break from the stand-up comedy and the wordy theatre then get down to The Old Lab in Summerhall, and strap in for 45 minutes of 'experimental dance and abstract glitch-video landscapes... 

The Grey Life

The Grey Life

Open the window, take a breath – outside it’s grey. The world is polluted. We produce, we consume, we waste and we are never satisfied. How does our globalised world work? Why are we destroying it? Born as improvised immersive theatre dance with live music, The Grey Life has since been filmed as documentary-dance-theatre-film... 

Distinction

Distinction

ZOO Venues in conjunction with DanceXchange and Dance 4 present a showcase of outstanding emerging companies. Don't miss out on a chance to see the very cutting edge of British dance... 

Autóctonos II

Autóctonos II

A quintet between pianist/composer and four dancers, Autóctonos II questions belonging to a group, in this society of endurance, indifference and productivity. Both abstract and mathematical at first sight, the piece bases its writing on the physical tenacity and commitment of its performers... 

Cezary Goes to War

Cezary Goes to War

The Regional Medical Draft Board has strict guidelines for the classification of recruits and their suitability for deployment. Height, weight, chest, toes, waist, diseases, abnormalities, birth defects and a myriad other measures combine to label a would-be soldier A, B, C, D, E or even further down the scale... 

The Troth

The Troth

Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s iconic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha, The Troth is about one soldier, Sardar Lehna Singh, and the sacrifice he makes to keep his secret promise to an unrequited love... 

Dep

Dep

ĐẸP is a Vietnamese word that translates as ‘beautiful’, and is also the starting point for Dam Van Huynh’s dance work that explores the nature of the human condition, taking inspiration from his Southeast Asian heritage... 

Pie Equals Square

Pie Equals Square

A mad inventor applies logic to the absurd and abstract. Distant memories, ideas and images smash together. Surreal scenes and characters push, prod and taunt. We ask: what is irony? Where is sincerity? Who can I believe? Our inventor finds himself in a world where rules have changed and irreverence abounds... 

Lit aDrift

Lit aDrift

Following the success of Orbit in 2017, DanceSyndrome’s inclusive dance company returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to once again showcase the beauty and power of inclusive dance practice... 

Stick by Me

Stick by Me

We all remember the feeling of temptation to open the box that we’re not supposed to open as a small child. Judging by his excellent performance in Stick By Me, Andy Manley does too... 

NEHH, Made in Scotland and Meursault Present... Crow Hill

NEHH, Made in Scotland and Meursault Present... Crow Hill

Meursault presents Crow Hill, a series of urban horror story vignettes, set in the titular, fictional, Scottish town. A project comprising of a studio album, a feature film and a graphic novel, Meursault will be performing Crow Hill in it's entirety, accompanied by projections, dancers and actors... 

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Janis Claxton Dance returns with this award-winning 2016 Fringe hit. Janis Claxton and composer Pippa Murphy have joined forces with a team of world-class dancers for a series of short, site-specific performances choreographed specifically for public spaces... 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

You may think you’ve seen The Bacchae – but have you seen Dionysius wreaking havoc upon his namesake play in an attempt to modernise it? This is the premise of Mermaids: The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund’s performance of this iconic Euripides play... 

Folding Echoes

Folding Echoes

Folding Echoes is a solo dance piece, which originated from audiences’ urge to understand a contemporary dance performance in general across cultures. This work creates a unique theatre experience to reconstruct audiences' perception of the theatrical space as well as contemporary dance... 

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

This high-energy performance features real-life mother Lucy and her 15-year-old son Raedie. Not much connects them anymore, but they both love the singer Sia. They love her music, her videos and her hair – especially when it moves in a choppy, black-on-platinum swivel... 

Cabaret

Cabaret

Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight, music and merriment. With powerful, suggestive, hard-biting themes, see California’s rising talent at their hottest! Winner – Best Overseas Production (Derrick Awards). 

Brocade

Brocade

Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, presented by Dance Base at Edinburgh City Chambers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Performed by an exceptional ensemble of female dancers and musicians, Brocade is a poetic response to historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work... 

Horny Coo in a Tutu

Horny Coo in a Tutu

Horny Coo In A Tutu is a new musical by Tish Tindall starring The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company. Scotland's only moo-sical is inspired by HornyCooArt. Directed and choreographed by Diane Aspinall. 

Sky Labyrinths

Sky Labyrinths

Having absolutely loved Posolev’s other work at the 2018 Fringe, (Some)Body, I’m a little nervous at the start that this may not be of equal standard. On stage are two performers, cocooned in huge brown paper bags, as an apple hangs in mid air... 

GIF

GIF

GIF is a corporeal investigation about the digital format .gif, reflecting the presence of digital imagery in the modern world. The work draws parallels between animation and real life, and highlights the nature of repetition in digital imagery... 

What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

A magical journey around the world... A dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom window to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon... 

Flamenco Global

Flamenco Global

From Andorra to Zanzibar, Ricardo Garcia has taken his fabulous flamenco guitar on journeys far and wide! Collaborating is his thing and here you can see the eclectic results of his travels and experience great music and dance! Five-star shows, African village music gatherings, musical workshops – enjoy some new music, some familiar melodies and rhythms that will take you on a journey… Don’t miss this uplifting mind expanding performance from this internationally touring guitarist – and some friends! 

Take Refuge Under My Shade

Take Refuge Under My Shade

This contemporary dance piece performed by Claire Henderson Davis and Bettina Carpi follows the interweaving stories of three pregnant women: a Syrian woman refugee journeying to the UK, a British woman describing her struggle with poverty, and the biblical story of Mary visiting Elizabeth to share her good news... 

Sisu

Sisu

Finnish Oulu traditional dance and folk music combines traditional Scottish dance and contemporary dance styles. An exploration in dance of what it means to be Finnish and to be Scottish, performed by Finnish and Scottish dancers of all ages. 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Two days, two separate programmes of totally new work from invited artists, offering high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and creations hot from the studio... 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India exiled from Tibet give a taster of their ceremonies, prayer, chanting and sacred dance... 

Mirage

Mirage

Combining dance, text and improvisation, Mirage is a kinaesthetic exploration of reality and empathy. What does a person have to do to move you? A solo performance by Steven Zilinskas... 

IRL

IRL

I was curious about IRL. A dance piece billed as a 'thought-provoking performance about navigating life in an increasingly intrusive and connected world'. It could have gone either way... 

Vertical Influences

Vertical Influences

The Canadian iconoclastic ice skaters return to Edinburgh's vintage indoor ice rink, sharing their signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace. In Influences, the performers play with how our body language can influence others... 

Mindful Disco

Mindful Disco

Rise and shine with Mindful Disco! A guided event combining dance and mindfulness. Boogie to uplifting tunes, move your body in wisdom and start your day off in fabulous style. Hosted by Zen Gwen, who offers mindfulness training in Edinburgh, and Sheena Byrne, an Edinburgh based dance teacher... 

Single Life

Single Life

Every now and then a sparkling gem comes bubbling to the surface of the Fringe. The energy in this effervescent dance and story-telling show, Single Life is sheer delight. Pirita Tuisku the choreographer, based in both Finland and Edinburgh, and Christine Liddell, Scotland-based, are a well-balanced duo, giving us a glimpse into the world of internet dating... 

Belly Dance: A True Story

Belly Dance: A True Story

A captivating show suitable for all encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. From Luxor to Alexandria. From the glamorous cabaret to the streets of Cairo... 

WRoNGHEADED

WRoNGHEADED

WRoNGHEADED is a collaborative dance, poetry and film piece produced by Liz Roche Company about the devastating effects of a repressive society in Ireland, particularly on women. Although this show was devised before the recent repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution concerning abortion, many issues remain and WRoNGHEADED is still hugely relevant... 

Jungle

Jungle

Jungle by the Bernese company Pink Mama under the direction of Slawek Bendraf and Dominik Krawiecki, purports to be about post-colonialism and in particular who survives but how does it relate to post-colonialim? Search me... 

Giselle

Giselle

This version of Giselle, re-imagined by Ballet Ireland in modern dress is bound to cause controversy between traditionalists and modernists. You may love it or hate it but this reviewer falls some way in-between, loving much of the Gothic second act, but finding fault with the first act's uneasy balance of realism and classical dance... 

Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon

Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon

This exquisite, delightful show by Chang Dance Theatre riffs on the childhood memories of four boys growing up together and, surprisingly, mangoes. Growing out of improvisation and choreographed by Israeli Eyal Dadon, it has a charming intimacy surely only achieved because it was created by and is performed by the four brothers themselves: Chien Hao Chang, Chien Chih Chang, Chien Kuei Chang and Ho Chien Chang who also founded the company... 

This Is the Title

This Is the Title

A dazzling white floor space sets off Nigerian/Finnish Ima Iduozee’s black skin and his grey and black outfit perfectly in This Is The Title, a production in association with From Start to Finnish... 

Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating the International Choreographers' Showcase's 24th anniversary and 17 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe. Featuring virtuoso interpretation by Brandon Lawrence (soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet), the return of legendary Dame Lucette Aldous AC, Prima Ballerina Assoluta at the Royal Ballet and the Australian Ballet, and world-class choreography by award-winning dance makers: Jenna del Monte, Hayley Descavich, Aylin Eleonora, Ken Ludden, Mariuca Marzà , Hannah Myers, Susana B... 

She Rose

She Rose

AD1 Youth Dance Company presents an original contemporary dance work She Rose. She dreamed, she fell, she crashed, she broke, she cried, she hurt, she surrendered, she inhaled and then... 

Akbayan

Akbayan

Akbayan is a beautiful folk legend that is performed by the spectacular Kazakh Theatre of Drama and Music Kyzylorda and directed by the esteemed Hussein Amir Temir. This will be a European premiere and suitable for all audiences... 

Step Into Africa IV 

Step Into Africa IV 

Back at the festival for the fourth time, 34/18 Youth Dance Company perform Step Into Africa IV. 14 dancers, six young fresh choreographers and the experience of the artistic director, Wendi Abrahams, makes for a reboot of modern dance... 

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart

Varhung- Heart to Heart will touch your heart. A mesmerizing experience of exquisitely melded indigenous and contemporary dance, it is choreographed by Baru Madiljin of Tjimur Dance Theatre, whose explicit aim is to preserve and transform the Taiwanese minority Paiwan people’s culture into an expressive body language for today... 

Bluff

Bluff

'Our world is in order, a world in which there are unchangable truths that are valid to everybody.' Or maybe not? Maybe one starts to shiver at the thought that it could also be quite different... 

As Far as We Are

As Far as We Are

If the impression of an accelerated overall situation ending in a crash is manifested, the mutation to the crash-test dummy has begun. Welcome to the laboratory test: life and society... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The symbolic ritual of Indian dance is represented via a graceful routine which flows like a temple carving brought to life, then is followed by a flirtatious and celebratory gyspy dance, performed excellently by a lithe and expressively precise performer... 

(Mes)dames

(Mes)dames

Choreographed to the music of Christine and the Queens and Perfume Genius, Constant Vigier's response to the French motto 'liberté, egalité, fraternité' examines womanhood and how freedom and equality should be rights accorded regardless of gender... 

Starting Now: Youth Showcase 2018

Starting Now: Youth Showcase 2018

Celebrating the enthusiasm and fresh talent of new dancers from across Scotland. In Starting Now, young people express themselves through dance, choreographed by leading makers. Four groups give us styles such as hip hop, contemporary dance, physical theatre and more, in a great show designed to light up The Year of Young People... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

Touch and feel Chinese arts and culture by attending CACF 2018. Participants: Beijing Federation of Literature and Arts Circles. Sound of Beijing / China Dancers Association. Xiaohe Elegant Demeanor / I Have A Dream (Education Group Pure Dance Troupe of Children, Why Ballet, UK China Performing Arts, Ballet Etoile Shanghai) / Blingboom. 

Burlesque

Burlesque

Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini Lounge. Prepare to have your thirst quenched by our line-up of international teasers... 

Anchor

Anchor

In a light and playful form, the duet Anchor depicts the dilemma between love and desire. Can we want what we already have, can we love what we are addicted to? Travelling through conflict, joy and heartbreak, can we find a way to keep hold of our individual paths, all while walking on one unified path? In Anchor, choreographers Elsa Couvreur and Mehdi Duman sing a love song we all know the lyrics to. 

Stoel (Chair)

Stoel (Chair)

Choreographic duet from three years ago. Recipient of the Minister for Children and Media award during the Rencontres Théâtre Jeune Public de Huy in 2015 and Critics' Prize for Best Young Audience Play 2015-2016... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance!? Sell-out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with under fives and their parents/carers. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival, the Spiegeltent gets bopping with Monski Mouse and her dancers... 

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

A legendary musician, Hoppy Kamiyama and an awesome traditional dancer, Kashichiro; the artists representing Japan from the Hachijojima Island appear at Greenside in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats and of course, lots of fun in wellies! A show for audiences aged three to five years from Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company... 

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan

Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan. In the 16th century, gazing from the decks of ships off the coast of Southern China, Portuguese sailors saw a great green mass, thick with mountains and trees, rising from the sea... 

Art of Believing – Flamenco Guitar

Art of Believing – Flamenco Guitar

Composer and flamenco guitar soloist Daniel Martinez presents Art of Believing, a must-see powerful flamenco performance bursting with passion and authenticity. Daniel's unique production boasts a beautiful mix of musicians (singers, guitarists, percussionists, a violinist and a dancer) joining Daniel in a mesmerising and evocative demonstration of traditional Andalucian music... 

Elvish Dance

Elvish Dance

Follow the elvish dancer into the enchanted forest and get lost in the moment, admiring his strange and subtle art. Join an evening of encounters and surprises: familiar fantasy motifs and guest artists... 

Sowherto Africa

Sowherto Africa

Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends. Experience the sounds and rhythms of the South African street life, with its contagious energy and invigorating vibes, through an everyman’s daily journey... 

The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo

The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo

Accessible yet still in-depth, funny and disturbingly ironic. Two short pieces of physical theatre examining the labour market in our interconnected world. The Sensemaker shows the inner turmoil of a woman as she struggles to meet the impossible expectations of a synthetic voice... 

Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

The cosy, intimate venue brings you up close with the fiery passion of a pure flamenco night in Andalucia. Bursting with emotion and explosive rhythms, this is a fiesta of pure dance, music and intensity... 

China Young

China Young

Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes. China Young is a sumptuous performance combining traditional Chinese dance and folk dance, showcasing Chinese multi-ethnic cultural and customs... 

Rumba Caribeña

Rumba Caribeña

Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean. Experience the music and dance of Latin America with audience participation welcomed. Music, dance and fiesta. 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Gibbon

Gibbon

Gandini presents a wildly original hodgepodge of juggling, choreography, and theatre that explores the connections between human behaviours, the cycle of nature and to explore the journey into oneself... 

Yummy

Yummy

Yummy, the Melbourne powerhouse of drag, dance, circus, and music, has been serving smash-hit events in numerous festivals across Australia and beyond. Yummy is the winner of Best Production and Best Ensemble (Cabaret) at the 2018 Greenroom Awards and Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018... 

The Gate

The Gate

2017 hit returns! A magical rollercoaster noir mystery tour through Japanese children's folklore. Acclaimed for her work in Japan, USA, Canada at the Fringe, Saori Aoki started the Kaso Jogi (Virtual Ruler) company to spread her unique physical theatre take on musicals around the world... 

May I Speak About Dance?

May I Speak About Dance?

A dancer dances, while another explains. A witty performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jerome Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice... 

Tartan Olé

Tartan Olé

Scotland meets Spain in this high-energy, intercultural collaboration! Scottish musician and dancers battle and mingle with Flamenco rhythms while the grace and power of the music of two traditions find harmony and connection! Ricardo Garcia’s latest venture! Join us for an evening of beauty and celebration of our two cultures... 

Blue Scar

Blue Scar

Hip hop dance tale from the proud past of the South Wales valleys. Avant Cymru, present a family-friendly hip hop dance show, inspired by childhood memories from the 1970s and 1980s... 

MamaBabaMe

MamaBabaMe

MamaBabaMe is a beautiful dance, physical theatre and live music experience created especially for babies and children aged 0-3 and their grown-ups. Our audience sits within the set around a mini arena with soft boundary edges from which to enjoy the performance... 

L-E-V - Love Chapter 2

L-E-V - Love Chapter 2

Star of Israel's thriving dance scene, Sharon Eyal presents the London premiere of L-E-V Dance Company, whose name nods to the Hebrew word for heart: 'lev'.   This is a piece about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other, out of sync... 

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter's work is part dance, part gig, part theatre and is instantly identifiable.    Balancing the comic and the bleak, the anarchic and the violent, ten dancers share the stage with a band of musicians, playing an original score to the backing track of Shechter's trademark cinematic electronic sounds and vocal chants... 

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 - Leon & Lightfoot/Pite/Goecke

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 - Leon & Lightfoot/Pite/Goecke

The celebrated NDT returns with a revelatory programme featuring two works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot: Shoot the Moon, an exploration of hidden emotions to a score by Philip Glass, and Stop-Motion, an attempt to capture the past, set to Max Richter’s haunting music... 

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh bands with caller to talk you through all the dances. Ideal for the novice or experienced ceilidh dancer. 3rd - 27th August... 

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier... 

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of sumptuous story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre... 

Hofesh Shechter - Clowns and New Creation

Hofesh Shechter - Clowns and New Creation

Shechter’s blackly comic portrayal of a group of anarchic clowns was rapturously received at Nederlands Dans Theater in 2016, and he now creates a brand new companion piece to sit alongside it... 

Cloud Gate - Formosa

Cloud Gate - Formosa

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”) With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur... 

Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill

Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill

70 years after the Empire Windrush docked, marking the start of Caribbean migration to the UK, comes a new work from Phoenix’s artistic director Sharon Watson with a newly commissioned score by Gary Crosby... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Birmingham

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Birmingham

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Nottingham

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Nottingham

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Glasgow

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Glasgow

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Manchester

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Manchester

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Newcastle

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Newcastle

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations. Directed by Liv Lorent, and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Sheffield

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Sheffield

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

This award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China is one of Sadler’s Wells’ longest-running and most exhilarating productions, now returning to London to celebrate its tenth anniversary... 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Wembley

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Wembley

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK throughout March and April 2018... 

Motionhouse: Charge

Motionhouse: Charge

Following on from the success of Broken and Scattered, Motionhouse unearths the science behind the beating of our hearts and the memories we make. Six performers use dance and acrobatics to expose the charge that sparks human life in this electrifying new multi-media show tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives... 

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom The Musical is the uplifting story that inspired the world to dance. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom, the first instalment from the acclaimed Red Curtain Trilogy, the musical production is a kaleidoscope of colour and fun... 

Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Berlin-based dance-maker and tanztheater luminary Sasha Waltz is celebrated for her compelling imagery and body-focused choreography. Taking the body itself as her subject in Körper, Waltz combines clinical analysis and fantastical illusions as 13 dancers meld together to form strange chimerical creatures and squirm behind glass like scientific specimens, in a series of living tableaux... 

Tango After Dark

Tango After Dark

When the night falls, the tango is revealed in its most authentic and pure form. Tango after Dark is an intimate performance where the wonderful music of Piazzolla merge with some of the most mesmerizing and sensual dance movements of these World Class Argentinean dancers from German Cornejo's Dance Company... 

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Flamenco and the lives of female artists from the Spanish Golden Age combine in this show inspired by the hidden voices of Teresa de Jesús, María de Zayas, María Calderon and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz... 

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018

Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution. His flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company who perform this irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers... 

Gala Flamenca La Chana, Godess of Compas, Flamenco Festival 2018

Gala Flamenca La Chana, Godess of Compas, Flamenco Festival 2018

Four champions of flamenco puro come together in a homage to La Chana. Ángel Rojas directs Antonio Canales, El Farru, Gema Moneo and, in a rare appearance, the “sorceress” (New York Times), La Chana herself... 

Beats on Pointe

Beats on Pointe

Direct from a hugely successful tour in Australia, Beats On Pointe is headed to London for its debut season at The Peacock. A colourful fun filled show for the entire family, this show brings you an exciting commercial blend of electric entertainment that combines modern and old school street dance and classical ballet... 

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world, alongside dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca... 

Shen Yun

Shen Yun

Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years of civilisation! Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity's greatest treasures - the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture... 

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

María Pagés searches for the woman behind the femme fatale of Prosper Mérimée’s novel, a character appropriated by so many generations of men. Alongside 14 flamenco artists she delves into the feelings of real women, as she declares that is time for a woman’s voice to talk about women... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - The O2 Arena

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - The O2 Arena

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live show comes to an arena near you in January and February... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Wembley

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Wembley

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live show comes to an arena near you in January and February... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Nottingham

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Nottingham

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live show comes to an arena near you in January and February... 

Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

Now in its fifth thrilling year, Cirque Berserk! returns to The Peacock this February half-term to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the invention of circus, with a jaw-dropping spectacular that combines contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Glasgow

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Glasgow

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live show comes to an arena near you in January and February... 

Lebensraum

Lebensraum

Following the five-star success of Horror, Jakop Ahlbom turns his attention to Buster Keaton’s 1920 silent film The Scarecrow. Two inventors live together in one small room. But when they create a robot maid their routine lifestyle quickly spirals out of control... 

Sunday at the Savoy

Sunday at the Savoy

Kristallin Productions is very excited to bring you an internationally acclaimed group of dancers to perform some of the world’s most loved solos, pas de deuxs, and excerpts from Le Corsair, Spectre de la Rose, Flames of Paris, etc… They will be presenting Xander Parish, lead principal from the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg and Iana Salenko, lead principal Stattsballet Berlin... 

Giselle - Royal Ballet

Giselle - Royal Ballet

The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another. Giselle kills herself. Her soul enters the ranks of the Wilis – shades of young women who died before their wedding day... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Birmingham

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2018 - Birmingham

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live show comes to an arena near you in January and February... 

Le Jeune Homme et La Mort and La Sylphide

Le Jeune Homme et La Mort and La Sylphide

English National Ballet returns with a double bill featuring Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide... 

Song of the Earth and La Sylphide

Song of the Earth and La Sylphide

English National Ballet returns with a double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide... 

OVO - Cirque du Soleil

OVO - Cirque du Soleil

After the success of Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil returns to London in January 2018 with OVO. Having thrilled more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009, OVO will make its European debut later this year followed by performance at Cirque Du Soleil’s annual residence at the Royal Albert Hall... 

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring The Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live. On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger... 

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz... 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker... 

Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score. Sylvia was Frederick Ashton’s second full-length ballet, created in 1952 as a sparkling showpiece for his muse Margot Fonteyn... 

The Snowman

The Snowman

Twinkling with festive spirit this stage show is now celebrating 20 consecutive years at The Peacock. Based upon the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates which has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman... 

Amore / Svetlana Zakharova

Amore / Svetlana Zakharova

The three faces of Amore presented by the sublime Svetlana Zakharova in her brand new triple bill are passion, ambiguity and playfulness. She is joined on stage by top Bolshoi male artists, including Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin... 

Kyle Abraham Pavement

Kyle Abraham Pavement

The creation and presentation of Pavement is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in co-operation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project... 

Until Our Hearts Stop

Until Our Hearts Stop

Acclaimed American choreographer, Meg Stuart's work is constantly shifting, developing a language and set of rules for every piece. With Until Our Hearts Stop, Stuart drew inspiration from the people who create their own, fantastical, rules as they retreat from real life... 

Illustrated 'Farewell'/The Wind/Untouchable

Illustrated 'Farewell'/The Wind/Untouchable

Twyla Tharp and Arthur Pita create new works for The Royal Ballet, in a programme that includes the first revival of Hofesh Shechter’s 2015 work for the Company. Trailblazer Twyla Tharp is one of the most prolific choreographers of our time... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle... 

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon is set to charm audiences once again this half term as she returns with her joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairy tale... 

Vamos Cuba

Vamos Cuba

The scintillating spectacular from acclaimed choreographer Nilda Guerra and director Cal McCrystal returns to London. Set in the chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited and time flies when you're having fun... 

Trois Grandes Fugues

Trois Grandes Fugues

Three acclaimed choreographers each create inimitable dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven's Grande Fugue op. 133. Lucinda Childs' interpretation exemplifies her meticulous precision and cool, complex classicism... 

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Bayadere -The Ninth Life

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Bayadere -The Ninth Life

Ground-breaking dance-maker Shobana Jeyasingh brings her radical imagination to Petipa’s legendary ballet La Bayadère. More than a retelling, it searches for the roots of the Bayadère herself and the allure she exerted in Europe over the centuries... 

BalletBoyz - 14 days

BalletBoyz - 14 days

BalletBoyz are back with an exciting quartet of new works playing with the concept of balance and imbalance. Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon have teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create their pieces... 

Cirque Eloize Saloon

Cirque Eloize Saloon

For its eleventh original creation, Cirque Éloize invites you to enjoy an exuberant music own Saloon. Featuring a mix of well-known songs and original numbers, this production blends the euphoric energy and live folk music of classic Old West saloons with cutting theatre... 

Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

The visionary contemporary choreographer, Wayne McGregor has led his company onto ever more radical and challenging innovations. With Sadler's Wells Resident Company, Company Wayne McGregor, he embarks on his boldest and most intimate collaboration to date, as he allows world-leading geneticists to sequence his entire genome... 

Rip It Up

Rip It Up

Dancing through the 50’s TWO STRICTLY CHAMPIONS TOGETHER WITH ONE STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL Live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll... 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century... 

Romantic Revolution

Romantic Revolution

Romantic Revolution is an extraordinary evening of ballet where four of the world’s leading dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet will perform with students from London Russian Ballet School... 

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

There’s something both hilarious and poignant about the dynamic between younger and older generations, the way in which the older relate the tales of their own youth to younger naive ears, the way we are nostalgic for eras we never lived in and the way in which history often repeats itself... 

To Be Me

To Be Me

To Be Me pairs a recording of Kate Tempest’s poetry and live dance choreographed by Julie Cunningham; it’s a risky undertaking which is both fascinating but, at times, teeters on the edge of not working... 

PreScribed (A Life Written for Me)

PreScribed (A Life Written for Me)

Prescribed (A Life Written For Me) by performance artist Viv Gordon opens a window for us to peer into the claustrophobically grim life of a GP working at an NHS practice today. The stage is cluttered with poles balancing plates of jelly, a metaphor for the current state of the NHS, and representing the patients... 

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

Introduced by Jacquie Storey – who once successfully auditioned for the group that later became Hot Gossip (and turned them down) – we first see a short video from The Kenny Everett Video Show which first introduced the world to Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip dancers... 

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

Keira Martin’s Here Comes Trouble contains some impressively executed Irish dancing to music which is a meld of Irish melodies and Jamaican beats in a memorable piece about identity... 

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

‘When I was a child I thought I was the moon’s daughter’ (Kith, Jay Griffiths). Lone Wolf is an intimate and immersive dance-theatre experience with live music, performed by a dancer, a musician and girls... 

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two

A topical and popular theme for this year’s Fringe – mental health – is explored and fleshed out in this beautiful, bittersweet tale of two childhood friends that battle to fight one of the pair’s inner demons... 

Party Game

Party Game

“What did you expect? This is immersive theatre.” One of the performers said, shattering the fourth wall in an unscripted moment about halfway through this 90-minute mixture of songs, dancing and quirky party games... 

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece is one of the shows at CanadaHub at King’s Hall, a venue in association with Summerhall. It is a piece of theatre by Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre. It is also one of the most informed, empathetic, complex articulations of female selfhood and female voices that I have ever seen, and my review will, as such, never do it justice... 

Profundis

Profundis

Profundis choreographed by Israeli-born Roy Assaf, is amusingly and slickly performed by the National Dance Company Wales but is more of a ‘five-finger exercise’ for dance students; a mind-game with much mime and posing with very little dance... 

Plan B for Utopia

Plan B for Utopia

How do we start a conversation about a better future without sounding like dreamers? This is the question that Joan Clevillé Dance’s Plan B For Utopia tries to answer as its narrative weaves and floats through a postmodern landscape of dance, storytelling and physical theatre... 

Flying Atoms

Flying Atoms

Professors Gusto and Hitch work hard in the Laboratory of Curiosity answering questions: how do birds stay in the air? Why don't the stars fall from the sky? Where does the moon go in the daytime? Only one thing is certain – the universe is filled with wonder and not everything is as it seems... 

Sexbox

Sexbox

Freshly stepping out of their Orgone Accumulator this summer, Impermanence are blowing themselves up and climaxing just for you. Looking at sex through the eyes and ears of private musician Ursula Bogner, you’ll be taken deep into stranger and stranger domains of liberation, perversion and sensuality... 

Process Day

Process Day

A sensory experience transforming dancers into sleek, androgynous, nocturnal beings guided through shadows by a futuristic techno soundtrack. Pulsating movements capture the universal drive of striving for fulfilment and release... 

Folk

Folk

Folk is Caroline Finn’s first piece for the Cardiff-based National Dance Company Wales since becoming its Artistic Director two years ago. It is a hugely exciting, surreal if somewhat incoherent show but that is probably the point since it aims to explore social dynamics which, in this show, appear to be largely dysfunctional... 

Where Is Home?

Where Is Home?

‘A show that you watch with your heart and not your head. Thoughts are bypassed and it speaks straight to your soul’ (ThePrickle.co.uk). This unique performance examines themes of migration, identity and belonging through improvisation... 

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

As the Sirocco winds bring cholera to the Lido and alleyways of Venice, Dr Aschenbach watches Tadzio swimming in the lagoon... An adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella with strawberries, umbrellas and moments of great beauty. 

A Bridge by a Cliff

A Bridge by a Cliff

According to Isaac Newton’s theory, colours don’t exist; they are instead reflections of substances, vulnerable to our own perception. a bridge by a cliff takes us on a journey of reflection, on how the characters perceive their own reality when in a relationship... 

Mind-Goblin

Mind-Goblin

Thisis a solo show where the Korean dancer and choreographer Lee Kyung-eun, inspired by the shamanic gut or rite to expel ‘goblins’ or evil spirits, aims to turn this around and suggest that acceptance of all sides of our psyche is better, thus balancing yin and yang... 

On One Condition

On One Condition

On One Condition draws on stories from Dan Daw's lived experiences, asking us to question our own perceptions of normal while offering a stripped back look at the world we live in. We invite you into Dan's childhood home and on an intimate whirlwind through belonging, struggle, comfort and need... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Passion and Manners – 16th Century Dance workshop

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Passion and Manners – 16th Century Dance workshop

This workshop is suitable for anyone looking for a fun afternoon of unfamiliar dances, while still providing challenges for experienced dancers. Led by early dance specialist Robin Benie (Regency Waltz, BBC4 with Lucy Worsley) and joined by Edinburgh Renaissance Band plus Polyhymnia in costume... 

Requiem for Aleppo

Requiem for Aleppo

There are a few moments in your life when it dawns on you that you are experiencing something very unique and special and being an audience member for Requiem for Aleppo was one of those once in a lifetime experiences for me... 

Love Gasoline!

Love Gasoline!

Marcel Duchamp was an artist who is famed for creating work in the cubist style and had a huge impact on the conceptual art movement, particularly Dadaism – He’s the one who famously exhibited a porcelain urinal under the title Fountain... 

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes is an immersive Artaud style of performance, written and directed by Thomas Sellick-Newton, artistic director of Atmostheatre. Co-written with Sam Hands and Mark Actinson, Broken Episodes is a 45-minute theatrical 'in your face' spectacle where the audience become trapped inside a black box , integrating both ‘spectator’ and ‘performer’ in with each other. 

TuTuMucky

TuTuMucky

Powerful and complex, TuTuMucky explores how we’re shaped by the world around us, searches for peace in chaos, and celebrates revolt against the regiments of modern daily life. Blurring the boundaries between ballet, contemporary and hip hop technique, this new work challenges traditional convention to offer a distinctively innovative form of dance... 

Membre Fantôme

Membre Fantôme

In their performance, Erwan Keravec and Mickaël Phelippeau question the transformation of identity – the person we used to be but who is now gone forever. This is the ‘Phantom Limb’ which gives its name to their show... 

One Step Before the Fall

One Step Before the Fall

'Theatrical knock-out' (Times). In this award-winning show that's captivated audiences from Stockholm to Beijing, dancer and singer fight in the boxing ring for their destiny. 'A gut-wrenching tour-de-force' ***** (Herald)... 

#JeSuis

#JeSuis

#JeSuis is an edgy new choreographic work by renowned British dancer Aakash Odedra. With dancers from Turkey, Aakash explores the strangulation of freedom of speech, the rise of xenophobic attitudes and the displacement of people through conflict... 

Sing the Positions

Sing the Positions

A pure and simple fusion of dance and a music concert. Pure rhythm, sensation, lots of noise and even more energy! Dance fuses with a concert, featuring extravagant fur and leather rock’n’roll costumes, as movement, voice and music come together... 

The North

The North

The North is as hostile, unforgiving and beautiful as the land to which it dedicates its hour-long runtime. As an audience member unfamiliar with the tenets of physical theatre, one should not expect The North to go easy on the uninitiated... 

Sierra

Sierra

Sierra is a high-energy modern dance work centered around a soloist working against the core group. The work explores complex movement with continuous changes in floor patterns, dynamics and passing of energy from one dancer to the next. 

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International from Ghana, West Africa. The group promotes African culture and acrobatics around the whole world. This group has toured intensively within African countries, Europe and Asia... 

This Really Is Too Much

This Really Is Too Much

Gracefool Collective’s This Really Is Too Much blends dance, spoken word and physical comedy in a devised expressionistic theatre piece; revealing the absurd realities of life from the female perspective as a product of modern consumerist, hyper-sexualised society... 

The Phoenix and the Crow

The Phoenix and the Crow

Before the sands of time – in lands undefined – did dwell two friends, two states of mind: the Dancer and the Poet. A mystical tale set in a fictional land of wealthy merchants, warriors and dark dancers... 

The Narrator

The Narrator

A story about secrets, about the unspeakable truth, about being a woman. Told in the only way possible. Cécile Da Costa dances, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in order to tell her intimate story... 

Dreaming Amidst Thorns

Dreaming Amidst Thorns

A mysterious child, left alone in the Forest of the Winter Moon, embarks upon a journey of self-discovery. In the Land of Somewhere Else she encounters lost and forgotten folk wandering through a fragmented and fragile faerie tale realm in search of home... 

Majuli

Majuli

Majuli is a gentle piece, beguiling in its simplicity in which the dancer and choreographer, Shilpikda Bordoloi evokes the world’s largest river island, Majuli in Assam’s Brahmaputra river and the islanders’ way of life, dependent on the river, its fertility and at the mercy of its destructive flooding when the villagers lose their homes and must learn to start again... 

Kin

Kin

I'll confess it. I'm a circus virgin. I know nothing about acrobatics except that I can't do anything like it. However, I think I speak for the average Fringe punter by saying that you'd be missing out if you didn't make the trip to Underbelly’s Circus Hub during your festival stay, and that Kin is a brilliant show to please the uninitiated... 

Ceilidh in the Park

Ceilidh in the Park

Help to break the World Record for the Biggest Gay Gordon dance by taking part and help When You Wish Upon a Star to grant the wishes of children with a terminal or threatening illness throughout Scotland. 

Virago

Virago

Virago: a story about social injustice with as much relevance today as in Victorian Wales. Descended from Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine, Minnie McGuire, the most arrested woman in Victorian Wales, was a victim of poverty in a period of extreme hardship... 

You Are Not the One Who Shall Live Long

You Are Not the One Who Shall Live Long

You are asked to explain a purpose, statement of intention and concept. But there is nothing. There is nothing to explain. Except for acceptance that what we do, and who we are, is in flux... 

After 4 – Over the Moon

After 4 – Over the Moon

In Korea when somebody dies, people say they have gone ‘over the moon’ or ‘crossed the river’. Yoo Sun-Hoo, the choreographer and dancer of After 4: Over The Moon has used these metaphors to inspire a beautifully poetic and sensitive dance meditation on death accompanied by four live musicians on stage playing a variety of traditional and electronic instruments and composed by the contra-bass player, JC Curve... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Programmes of totally new dance from invited dance artists offering surprises and high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio... 

Sigma

Sigma

Four shrouded women take to the stage. They each remove their shrouds and, one by one, they list their hopes for the upcoming show. They want a performance that has fabulous juggling skills, they want a feminist statement, they want it to incorporate Bharatanatyam dancing and they want sexy men to do the dancing... 

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline is a part-choreographed, part-improvised solo dance piece that explores the Japanese phenomenon of Karuoshi; Seki stressfully dances through the various stages of what is literally translated to “overwork death... 

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Kokdu: Soul Mate is physical theatre with charm, humour and a supernatural frisson inspired by Korean shamanistic rites and belief in the Kokdu, a spirit guide who accompanies the deceased to the afterlife... 

Cross Fit

Cross Fit

Picture Jesus in jelly shoes, sweat bands and a glittery loin cloth performing a fitness class and you have Cross Fit, the bonkers ‘service’ hosted by Jesus L’Oreal Christ and Mary Magdalene... 

What If I Told You

What If I Told You

Let’s spend an hour playing together. As members of The Mayers Ensemble we’ll explore boundaries, personal histories, gender and race. Throughout her life, choreographer Pauline has defied assumptions made about her based on gender, background and skin colour... 

Aladdin

Aladdin

This 'professional ballet company in microcosm' (Scotsman) tells the tangled tale of Aladdin and his famous lamp condensed into a delightful hour. Aladdin encounters a genie, jewels and snakes while seeking the love and approval of the princess... 

La Bayadere - Mariinsky Ballet

La Bayadere - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet dance Petipa’s great classical ballet of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption. Set in mythical India, Petipa’s lavish melodrama of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption tells the tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor... 

Wind-Up

Wind-Up

Czech dance in its ultimate form. Inspired by energy’s accumulation and explosion, Prague’s 420PEOPLE deliver a dynamic sextet made of ferocious energy, finest movement and original music... 

The Story of China

The Story of China

Come, meet our oriental beauty, mother of a great ancient nation. In hard times, she responds with opera. She dances to a passion of life. She plays melodies that linger for thousands of years... 

Creature

Creature

Creature is a contemporary dance show that tries to capture the essence of being human through what the publicity calls ‘aerial acrobatics and earth-bound choreography’. This is not the only intriguing quality promised by the show’s marketing – around Edinburgh you might have noticed the company’s wonderful posters depicting a person inside a huge dimly lit orb... 

Slut

Slut

Slut tells a story which is sadly the experience of many women; girls who have the benefit of naivety during their younger years, which is then destroyed when they face the reality of a misogynistic culture that prevents them from exploring their true identity... 

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo

If you want a bit of light relief from Fringe shows taking themselves too seriously, come to this hilarious, technically mind-blowing piece which calls itself physical theatre but defies genre... 

Contrasts - Mariinsky Ballet

Contrasts - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet dances a mixed programme of Alonso’s Carmen Suite, McGregor’s Infra and Petipa’s Paquita Grand pas. ‘Contrasts’ offers three mesmerizing and sensational Mariinsky productions... 

Letters from Earth

Letters from Earth

If you were Earth... what would you say to us humans? NewGround Theatre Dance Company presents Letters from Earth. Fusing dance, art and spoken word expressed from Earth’s viewpoint... 

Paco Pena - Flamencura

Paco Pena - Flamencura

Guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Peña has expanded the possibilities and changed perceptions of flamenco in a career spanning five decades. He returns to Sadler’s Wells with his sell out show Flamencura... 

Taiwan Season: Together Alone

Taiwan Season: Together Alone

An exquisite piece, Together Alone, danced nude by Zoltán Vakulya and Chen-Wei Lee of Art B&B, is a profound meditation on relationships through a sensitive exploration of the body, its muscular tensions and constraints and the simple joy of its beauty... 

Taiwan Season: 038

Taiwan Season: 038

038 is the telephone code for Hualien, a small city on the east coast of Taiwan and it is the first few numbers the many emigrants to the bigger cities must dial to phone home. What is home if you have to leave and what is home when your return is no less fraught? This is the question posed by this group of ten young girls, who have trained together for ten years since the age of ten with Kuo-Shin Chuang and his Pangcah Dance Theatre... 

Fall Out

Fall Out

Founded by Avalon Rathgeb, Fall Out is tap-dancing like you’ve never seen before. A spectacular, breath-taking show. Not top hat and tails (though there may be bow-ties), nor cane in hand but with all the flair and charm of Fred Astaire transformed into jazz from Oscar Peterson’s Tin,Tin Deo to Kanye West’s Blame Game performed to a live band on stage... 

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating 16 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of postmodern creations. Performances include: ‘Oh Acis’ by acclaimed choreographer Douglas Dunn; the world premiere of Ken Ludden's ‘Supreme’ from Né:Roi with Miami City Ballet star Rainer Krenstetter and principal dancer Breno Bittencourt; original musical composition by Australian composer David Pyke; Susana B... 

Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

Fusing a variety performance with a ceilidh is a premise one would not immediately put together but Cabareilidh is an unforgettable night that is perfect for anyone looking for a night of glamour and thrills... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to connect and create Unity in Diversity... 

Flashback

Flashback

Fitness has changed over the last four decades. Let me take you back to the start of the 80s when the leotards were tight, hair was big and fitness was about to take off in a big way with the start of the VHS video, and then YouTube... 

Dirty Harry – Supported by The Absolute Jam

Dirty Harry – Supported by The Absolute Jam

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of the band, but a look-a-like of Debbie. Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians... 

Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco Flamenco

Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. Influenced by jazz, blues, Indian, Arabic and African music... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance?! It's time to get heads, shoulders, knees and toes bopping along to lashings of swing, pop, rock, latin and more! Selling out shows around the world, Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers... 

Stories from China

Stories from China

This magnificent show will bring you all the quintessence of China: Beijing Opera, chorus, string orchestra, drama, traditional folk music and dance. Presented by talented Chinese teenagers, the performance will give you a close gaze of China in the history and in the contemporary times... 

Why Stop There?

Why Stop There?

Rebellious, experienced, lyrical and courageous – this amazing multi-generational programme celebrates dancers from 12-85 years of life, dreams, hopes and fears featuring new work from acclaimed Scottish choreographers, performed by more than 30 dancers, all unmissable and all unstoppable... 

Escape 2

Escape 2

Award-winning professional aerial dance theatre from London LCP is back with Escape 2, a recreation of its predecessor Escape, presented at Fringe 2016. 'Modern, moving, muscular and magnificent' (MumbleDance... 

Snigel and Friends

Snigel and Friends

Join Snigel, the inquisitive snail, in their cosy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel’s insect friends come to visit, brought to life by dancers, Caroline Bowditch, Welly O’Brien and Alex McCabe, and performer Zac Scott... 

La Maladie de la Mort d’Après Marguerite Duras

La Maladie de la Mort d’Après Marguerite Duras

Every day the same ceremony is held: a hotel room, a man, a woman. A sea between them. He pays her, she gives in. Multimedia show between electro-theatrical performance and choreography under video surveillance... 

Nocturne

Nocturne

Inspired by the natural, emotional and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, Nocturne uses Indian dance and music to summon the different facets of the night: the natural world of flora and fauna, the emotional world of anticipation and longing, and the heightened spiritual potency of pre-dawn... 

Gossip

Gossip

Gossip, blather, misinformation and rumours are a cross-cultural phenomenon of humanity. The power and punch sound of the word uttered in the form of slander is often more powerful than the gun... 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest). Award-winning show has new works and old favourites! These challenging times are calling upon us to dig deep within and bring forth the best in us... 

Homo Disco

Homo Disco

Homo Disco is a disco dance party for all who want to act a fool to camp classics. Dance into the early hours with drag queens and more. Get your tickets fast. 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High-energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one-of-a-kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Virtuosity

Virtuosity

Double bill showing two faces of dance. Mojo in Motion will entertain you through humorous and fun characters based on the Austin Powers movies. It will show you that ballet does not equal dull and boring, but that technique, combined with a great story can open new doors for this art form... 

Binari

Binari

A story about the life of an old woman who has been numbed by a difficult and challenging life. She arrives at the end of her life, but she cannot leave the world in peace. The woman represents the mother figure who has Han... 

Velocity: Rising

Velocity: Rising

Velocity: Rising is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions but blasting them feet first into the 21st century, Velocity: Rising breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is to one that is expressive, free, fast-paced and edgy, driven by passion and pride! Led by Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest Feet in the World, James Devine, and five-time World Champion Irish dancer, David Geaney... 

Thus Spoke...

Thus Spoke...

Thus Spoke… is an electrifying piece of existential pop from two of Montreal’s most celebrated artists. Playfully challenging the status quo, writer, Étienne Lepage and choreographer, Frédérick Gravel defy convention in this irresistible antidote to apathy... 

Tanguera

Tanguera

A Sadler's Wells favourite returns, in this classic tango production. With a cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in the early 20th centrury Buenos Aires... 

Dorrance Dance-ETM: Double Down

Dorrance Dance-ETM: Double Down

Michelle Dorrance brings tap into the age of electronic music with collaborator Nicholas Van Young. Tap has always been a way of talking to the stage, now with Van Young’s electronic tap boards, the stage is able to talk back, as every step, swipe, and scrape sets off an element of sound, building musical loops, turning the stage into a musical instrument in its own right... 

Sisters Grimm-Voices of the Amazon

Sisters Grimm-Voices of the Amazon

Following the Grammy Award nominated success of INALA, a Zulu ballet performed with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sisters Grimm return with the tale of a water spirit from the Amazon River, who ventures deep into the rainforest in search of a cure for her dying sister... 

Les Ballet C de la B: Nicht Schlafen

Les Ballet C de la B: Nicht Schlafen

The unclassifiable Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble le ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen. Inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and the time her lived in, Platel draws parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe... 

Alexander Whitley -8 minutes

Alexander Whitley -8 minutes

Following on from his innovative digital work Pattern Recognition, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley takes on the breath-taking scale of space for his company's main stage debut... 

Collapse

Collapse

In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra' agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city. Ignored by the people, their denial of her claims induces her own fall into a a state of mental derangement... 

Richard Alston-Triple Bill

Richard Alston-Triple Bill

Richard Alston’s newest creation comes to Sadler’s Wells as part of a triple bill. Chacony is inspired by the richness and nobility of Henry Purcell’s slow and weighty Baroque Chaconne, and Britten’s tribute to it... 

Rain

Rain

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's world-renowned company Rosas returns as part of our contemporary classics series with her iconic piece Rain. Known for her appreciation of mathematical structure and the geometric use of space, De Keersmaeker pushes these concepts to their limits to form a deceptively simple piece, using layers, repetition and variation... 

Scottish Ballet-Ceci Est Mon Corps/Emergence

Scottish Ballet-Ceci Est Mon Corps/Emergence

Scotland’s national ballet company returns with a double bill of two radically different, but equally powerful works. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite “one of the world’s most vital dance-makers” (The Times) transforms the 38-strong corps de ballet into a swarming horde of insects for Emergence – a journey into a subterranean hive where classical ballet transforms into strange insect-like behaviour... 

EFES

EFES

Amsterdam Fringe 2016 award-winners: two dancers take on a relentless, physically and mentally challenging dance duet, where they, and the audience, experience the infinity and emptiness of the 'Zero Mark'... 

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The band played tribute to their late fiddler, Angus R Grant. The tour of England will be its first outing following a return to its highland home, Glenuig... 

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

Jesus is in trouble. With only 12 followers on Twitter, he is desperately trying to re-connect with humanity the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat-repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death... 

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Booty queens and hip hustlers let your freak flag fly at our dazzling evening of sumptuous glamour, glittering divas, cabaret chic and dirty disco dancing. Club Click presents: Our racy residents: Cuttin’ Luce, Local Honey and Desert Ivan Discs ... 

Jakop Ahlbom Company - Horror

Jakop Ahlbom Company - Horror

Conceived and directed by Jakop Ahlbom A deserted mansion... a young woman returns to the place of her bleak childhood. No longer able to suppress memories of her cruel parents and strange sister, she is forced to confront the past and some terrible truths! Jakop Ahlbom’s imaginative homage to the horror movie genre is ingenuously gruesome, genuinely scary and frequently very funny... 

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui-m!longa

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui-m!longa

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s interpretation of tango returns to Sadler’s Wells after its triumphant debut in 2013 and a world tour. Inspired by the late night milonga scene found in the intimate bars of Buenos Aires, Associate Artist Cherkaoui unites tango and contemporary dancers with live musicians in a unique collaboration which adds a contemporary twist to the Argentinian dance known for its seductive powers... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the third time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell out in 2015 and 2016... 

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Straight No Chaser Big Band combine with JATS swing dance aces Sam and Gabi for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular. Swing out to this all-star 18 piece band formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene as they recreate the iconic sound of 1940s dance music: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and vintage Rat Pack classics from Ella and Frank... 

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Join us for a night of deep psychedelic bass and high energy from the mighty nine-piece Dub/Reggae phenomenon, The Resonators. Positive vibes, infectious grooves and exquisite, soulful melodies... 

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

A stunning contemporary programme from The Royal Ballet presents four contrasting choreographic personalities. American William Forsythe is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive and imaginative of modern dance-makers... 

Rambert - Ghost Dances

Rambert - Ghost Dances

One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost Dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruces' masterpiece, created as a tribure to victims of oppression in South America... 

Disco yoga

Disco yoga

Disco Yoga® is a brand new yoga class inspired by a new generation of 'mindful drinkers’ as well as those who simply want fitness to be fun and uplifting! It’s for people who love to train hard and party hard, disco lovers, yoga aficionados and first timers looking for a new way to unwind and socialise! Our mission is to never take life, disco or yoga too seriously... 

Die Die Die Old People Die

Die Die Die Old People Die

Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of 'Ridiculusmus' as two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce. Bring a picnic. Touch tour available. Please ask upon arrival. 

Massaoke

Massaoke

Massaoke is the club night sensation where the crowd is the star of the show. A brilliant live band plays the greatest Rock, Pop and Indie anthems with giant video lyrics, and the whole audience sings as one... 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin' music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. Modern Pop songs are shamelessly swung out alongside Rat Pack classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s... 

Northern Ballet- Casanova

Northern Ballet- Casanova

Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova with Northern Ballet. Consumed by his desires, Casanova lived every minute in a whirlwind of scandal and excess. But there’s more to the man... 

Soho - It's not just a place but a state of mind!

Soho - It's not just a place but a state of mind!

Crazy, voyeuristic, unexpected and fast paced, SOHO is a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre in a diverse trip around the streets where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders. With the Burlesque of the 50s, punk of the 70s and raves of the 90s, SOHO is an upbeat celebration of London's world famous district, following the journeys of the energetic and colourful characters who inhabit it... 

Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or just a quirky random topic... 

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Following a sell-out run and rave audience reviews for his last show, Nuno Sabroso is bringing his latest cabaret to Brighton. ‘Cabaret OTT’ follows an ordinary platform attendant on his extraordinary journey underground... 

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

A tribute to the classic big-band music of Duke Ellington. Performed by 18-piece Jazz ensemble Straight No Chaser who are joined by the award-winning Alan Barnes on saxophone. The performance will take you on a musical journey from the classic 30s sound of the dance and concert halls through to modern interpretations of Ellington's tunes that have now become iconic Jazz standards... 

James Thierree-The Toad Knew

James Thierree-The Toad Knew

Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, Thierree returns with his latest critically acclaimed creation, featuring a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse... 

Mark Murphy - Out of this World

Mark Murphy - Out of this World

Out of this World is action packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines his signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, explosive special effects and intense storytelling... 

Motionhouse - Scattered

Motionhouse - Scattered

Motionhouse makes a splash as they return to the Peacock with their trademark highly physical styles of dance and acrobatics, combined with lavish imagery projected on a ground breaking curved set... 

Betroffenheit

Betroffenheit

Following the award-winning Polaris (Thomas Ades: see the music, hear the dance), this piece from Sadler's Wells Assocate Artist Crystal Pite cements her place as one of the most inventive choreographers working today... 

An American In Paris

An American In Paris

Prepare to be swept away by the breathless romance and dazzling spectacle of Broadway’s triumphant, Tony® Award-winning hit musical as it comes to London with the original stars… Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility... 

Dancer

Dancer

Dogwoof proudly presents the UK premiere of DANCER, followed by a Q&A and live performance by Sergei Polunin. Broadcast live from the London Palladium, this exclusive event will connect Sergei Polunin with his existing fans as well as introducing him to a brand new fan-base, up close and personal from the best seat in the house! Directed by Academy Award® nominated Steve Cantor, DANCER offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer... 

Flamenco Festival 2017-Manuel Linan

Flamenco Festival 2017-Manuel Linan

Choreographer, director, and multi award-winning dancer Manuel Liñán returns to Sadler’s Wells with an emotional voyage back to the memories and instincts of childhood in Reversible... 

Mother Africa-Khayelitsha-My Home

Mother Africa-Khayelitsha-My Home

Two million people call the Khayelitsha (the Xhosa word for 'new home') in South Africa home. The Township is plagued by endless power cuts, but nothing can get in the way of the rhythm and energy... 

Flamenco Festival 2017- Mercedes Ruiz

Flamenco Festival 2017- Mercedes Ruiz

Let me dance for you – this is the caption of this night. And Mercedes Ruiz, one of the most renowned Flamenco dancers of Jerez, is being serious: her new piece is a declaration of love to the audience... 

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Eva Yerbabuena

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Eva Yerbabuena

Flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena is renowned internationally as being one of Spain’s leading dancers. Accompanied by four dancers and her critically acclaimed ensemble of musicians, including African guest singer Alana Sinkëy, she delivers an unforgettable tour de force performance in her brand new show... 

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Israel Galván

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Israel Galván

Israel Galván likes nothing more than pushing boundaries and surprising with a know-how fed by the best Flamenco tradition. In FLA.CO.MEN, he deconstructs syntax again, cleaving the memory of his earlier pieces and captures on-the-fly figures that he charges with a new electricity... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - London O2 Arena

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - London O2 Arena

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Liverpool

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Liverpool

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Manchester

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Manchester

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Leeds

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Leeds

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Tango Fire

Tango Fire

International tango superstar German Cornejo’s Tango Fire returns to The Peacock! With astonishing dancers accompanied by unforgettable live music, this is Argentine tango at its fiery best... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Nottingham

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Nottingham

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Glasgow

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Glasgow

  • Listing
  • Dance Physical Theatre and Circus
  • Glasgow
  • The Hydro
  • 27th - 29th Jan 2017

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Sheffield

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Sheffield

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Newcastle

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017 - Newcastle

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound... 

London International Mime Festival - Familie Flöz

London International Mime Festival - Familie Flöz

Sneak a glimpse of the real drama going on back stage as three stage hands at an Italian opera house are brought to life by the mask theatre masters of Berlin.  All  the secret fantasies usually hidden behind the scenery, are thrown into the spotlight, with hilarious results... 

Carmen on Ice

Carmen on Ice

Direct from a summer season at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi and as part of a Worldwide Tour, the spectacular Carmen on Ice glides into The SSE Arena, Wembley for a strictly limited run from Wednesday 11th until Sunday 15th January 2017... 

Cinderella - Chiswick House

Cinderella - Chiswick House

This Christmas Chiswick House plays host to a remarkable event – within a Big Top in the beautiful walled garden will be a spectacular new stage production of Cinderella. This thrilling version of the classic tale combines an eclectic mix of first class performers... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Flute Theatre Company’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet comes to the intimate space of Trafalgar Studios 2 this December in a co-production with English Touring Theatre... 

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Music by Bernard Herrmann   A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world... 

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, Dirty Dancing live on stage! Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives... 

The Last Tango

The Last Tango

Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing  superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever London show following a hit UK and Ireland tour... 

Often Onstage

Often Onstage

At its most fundamental, theatre could be described as a series of entrances and exits, with a variety of complex journeys thrown in between the two to spice things up. A self-described “choreographic exercise in comings and goings”, Often Onstage is a bizarre production which, despite its tremendous energy and inventive humour, never quite works out what it wants to be... 

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Formed in 1997 by experienced and respected dancers and musicians in Edinburgh, this vibrant group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances throughout the world... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Programmes of totally new dance from invited dance artists offering surprises and high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio... 

If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming

If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming

Taking multimedia representations of young women as its inspiration, If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming picks apart a medley of references to Titanic, Disney princesses, various pop songs and slasher movies like Psycho... 

Flesh

Flesh

Without name, without identity – the body in its physical, sensual nature. Dreamlike, surreal animal shapes appear and vanish, merge and separate. Familiar and unknown images discovered in flesh... 

Your Own Man / Mad Notions

Your Own Man / Mad Notions

Fusing storytelling, rich imagery and dynamic movement, Murphy scales down and examines his opinions, insecurities, ambitions and the tricky nature of keeping a long-term relationship within your cultural identity... 

Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project

Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project

Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project is known for its dynamic physicality, powerful imagery and emotive choreography. These captivating performers will present an exciting new programme that explores love, loss, transformation and resurrection... 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

Cafe Palestine

Cafe Palestine

Young Palestinian performers from Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem, will come together with Fringe favourites and surprise guests for this unique review show. Featuring the Alrowwad Youth Theatre's take on traditional Palestinian dabka dance and a changing roster of well-known comedians and musicians from the Artists for Palestine UK network... 

Poetic Transformations of Existential Delight

Poetic Transformations of Existential Delight

Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight, inspired by Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections and feelings of change and rebirth... 

Sing and Dance Along with Mr Boom

Sing and Dance Along with Mr Boom

Mr Boom – the children's one-man band from the moon – is no stranger to The Famous Spiegeltent. It’s a nine day week for Mr Boom – from Sunday through to Moonday, he’ll appear at noon... 

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

This one-of-a-kind show features the mind-blowing dances and acrobatics of Fanti Acrobat International, as well as the freestyle basketball skills of New York’s Rashall Thing.There are four acts: a traditional Ghanan “Tigali” dance, a long feature from the Fanti trio, freestyle basketball, and the grand finale: a limbo competition... 

The Groove Band

The Groove Band

Steeped in the funk, soul and jazz traditions, The Groove Band have selected some great classic tunes and given them new life, injecting their own brand of groove, infused with exciting improvisation and their original arrangements, with a view to moving you on the dance floor... 

Dreaming of Leaves

Dreaming of Leaves

Quirky, vibrant and oozing with dark imagination, Dreaming of Leaves is a daring and thought-provoking piece of theatre. Set in a dystopian future in which the earth has been flooded, the play tells the story of four people who have stayed behind on the ruined remains of Earth... 

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

You have been cordially invited to time travel, to where the poetry of the Tang dynasty – an artistic pinnacle on par with Shakespeare and Dante – is brought to life by this troupe of young dancers, singers and musicians... 

LuckyMe Festival Party

LuckyMe Festival Party

LuckyMe Records return with the best party of Edinburgh Festival once again. Benji B (Deviation, BBC Radio 1); S-Type; Eclair Fifi and Piu Piu; Inkke and The Blessings. House. Techno... 

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

Along the Silk Road: Classic Poems in Song and Dance

You have been cordially invited to a time travel to where the poetry of the Tang dynasty, an artistic pinnacle on par with Shakespeare and Dante, is brought to life by this troupe of young dancers, singers and musicians... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

The music, song and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group. A dozen musicians play a huge range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, rackets and a serpent... 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination. However, though the lighting and set were visually beautiful and despite the intricacy and obvious skill in the dancing, Into the Water is not a children’s show... 

Dancer

Dancer

Join Ian, Scotland’s leading learning disabled-artist, and Gary as they hit the floor in this often hilarious exploration of what it really means to be a dancer. With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, they will attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes them feel most alive... 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers, make a welcome return to Edinburgh in their usual Greenside, Royal Terrace location. They played to a full house the day I was there and some last-minute hopefuls had to be turned away... 

Lïnger

Lïnger

Breandán de Gallaí, the celebrated ex-Riverdance principal, has devised a biographical series of dances to create Lïnger, which is performed in the generously spacious main theatre of Dance Base... 

Myth in Store

Myth in Store

Set in a department store in the glamorous 1930s, the myth of Persephone and Ceres is told through music, drama, comedy and dance. A handsome young man appears from the lift in the ladies’ department... 

Al-Rowwad: Beautiful Resistance

Al-Rowwad: Beautiful Resistance

Beautiful Resistance promotes human rights through creative and non-violent responses to the armed occupation of Palestine. Meet Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour, founder of the Beautiful Resistance and architect of Al-Rowwad Cultural Association in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem... 

Along the Silk Road: Rhythm of the Orient

Along the Silk Road: Rhythm of the Orient

The troupe, founded in 1987, is drawn from thousands of students from 80 Beijing primary and high schools. Their repertoire includes choral, band, symphonic and folk music, plus marches, dances, dramas, Beijing opera... 

Lost in Complete

Lost in Complete

Lost in Complete is a poetic, witty show brimming with the collective energy of Sweden’s top all-male, six-strong street dance squad, Complete Dance Crew. Join them on this journey into a world of imagination where dance fuels your adventure... 

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

After sell-out shows of The Princess and the Frog last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high energy interactive show, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip-hop dancing! Children will be able to clap along and join in with the pirate-y moves... 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight with incredible music and suggestive, hard-biting themes. See California’s rising talent at their hottest! ‘Mesmerising’ ***** (EdinburghGuide... 

May Contain Nuts

May Contain Nuts

BroadwayBaby.com said of last year’s breakthrough sketch show, 'I am astounded by the quality of their work. Pure laughs from start to finish, this fantastic foursome deserve a full house each and every night... 

May Contain Nuts

May Contain Nuts

BroadwayBaby.com said of last year’s breakthrough sketch show, 'I am astounded by the quality of their work. Pure laughs from start to finish, this fantastic foursome deserve a full house each and every night... 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Cinema screening of live performance. Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The popular tales of Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his wife... 

Snakes and Giants

Snakes and Giants

Sometimes a good performance doesn't fulfill the purpose of normal theatre. It doesn't raise pertinent political questions. It doesn't strive for laughter or for tears. Instead, it explores seas of uncharted human experience, feelings there aren't yet names for, existences that cannot be described... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one of a kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Cinema screening of live performance. Matthew Bourne's triumphant re-interpretation of one of ballet's classic stories turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm... 

The End

The End

Celebrated Scottish choreographer Jack Webb has brought his latest, typically idiosyncratic work, The End, for performance at this year’s Festival Fringe as part of the extensive programme at Dance Base... 

Scary Shit

Scary Shit

A combination of silly and serious is something rarely achieved with any success. However Rhiannon Faith’s production of Scary Shit seems to have excelled in this niche field of theatre... 

Snow Charm and Spring Scenery

Snow Charm and Spring Scenery

Specially produced for the Jilin Culture Week and also staged at the Moscow Kremlin Theatre. We are honoured to take you on a journey of Chinese culture told through traditional dance, acrobatic ballet and Peking opera, combined with a breathtaking backdrop of supreme visual effects... 

CoinciDance

CoinciDance

Frequently mixed up, these dancers were inspired to create a duet exploring the contrasting desires to be recognised as an individual while fitting in with the crowd. Unintended similarities, coincidental unison... 

Entrails

Entrails

Entrails is a contemporary dance theatre piece that presents an urgent, dark and absurd look at our human bodies. Bodies that malfunction yet persist. Bodies that are denigrated and manipulated... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Fortitude Dance company’s attempt to stage a ‘physical theatre’ version of Shakespeare’s bloody Scottish tragedy in the club scene of 1980’s Manchester is certainly a novel take on the classic tale, but one that falls well short of being an engaging or enjoyable piece of theatre... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Programmes of totally new dance from invited dance artists offering surprises and high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio... 

Poggle

Poggle

“Poggle’s not scared of climbing trees,” we’re told early on in this beautifully clear and uncluttered piece of vibrant dance theatre aimed at very young children. Set in a pine forest – the backdrop of which is made out of a wall of 19 big building blocks – we are first entranced by the lyrical music played by composer Daniel Padden, who’s sitting on the set like some wandering minstrel as we come in... 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Cinema screening of live performance. Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky take centre stage at the Royal Opera House in Will Tuckett's thrilling work of dance, music and theatre that explores the loves of Queen Elizabeth I. 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Tackling an adaptation of The Great Gatsby, one of the most famous and beloved novels ever written, is not a task taken on lightly but it is one the Nottingham New theatre rises too, bringing the wit and bittersweet poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal American classic to the stage successfully... 

Along the Silk Road: Songs, Soldiers and Legends

Along the Silk Road: Songs, Soldiers and Legends

A mix of ancient music, legends and history as this troupe of 80 young performers recreate the excitement of an ancient imperial parade during the reign of Emperor Qin, almost 1,300 years ago... 

Along the Silk Road: Songs, Soldiers and Legends

Along the Silk Road: Songs, Soldiers and Legends

A mix of ancient music, legends and history as this troupe of 80 young performers recreates the excitement of an ancient imperial parade during the reign of Emperor Qin, almost 1,300 years ago... 

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Some stupid adults, having forgotten what it’s actually like to be children, are often surprised, disturbed and horrified by the serious issues lurking in the heart of the most successful children’s stories... 

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Kids love to be involved when watching a show and we provide you with such a chance! Dance and sing together and even try on traditional ethnic costumes with this group of young dancers, singers and musicians as they recreate the traditional Bathing Festival from the Tibetan grasslands, a holy ceremony for this mysterious, ethnic group... 

Hospital Food

Hospital Food

A touching story about 10 young people living with various cancer diagnoses, some are looking for a cure, some are looking for escape or hope and some are looking to spend as much time as they have with their friends, where they feel safe and their secrets are kept. 

Where We Are

Where We Are

Stuck in a limbo of reluctance between being told to follow and not wanting to be an adult, this group of young performers take an honest and emotional look at where they are, where they have been, and where they want to be... 

2 By 5

2 By 5

International Collegiate Theatre Festival has put together a delightful programme of both well-known and less familiar works to create this production of 2 By 5. All songs are by the highly talented writing partnership of Kander and Ebb, the men who created such memorable works as Cabaret, Chicago and Fosse... 

It Folds

It Folds

Both touching and humorous, It Folds is an experimental exploration of grief, death and the human condition. In a series of disjointed events, the story of young boy’s abduction is told from the perspective of all members of a community through a variety of mediums... 

BLD presents Pop Lock-in

BLD presents Pop Lock-in

Let the kids be the stars of Fringe 2016! Following 2014-2015 sell-outs, Pop Lock-in returns to take over Edinburgh’s coolest nightclub. DJs spin nonstop chart tunes while our breakdance instructor gets the dancefloor popping and locking... 

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Cinema screening of live performance. Performed by Matthew Bourne's Dance Company, New Adventures, and filmed live at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London in 2015, the award-winning The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet's popular opera (Carmen) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music... 

Contemporary?

Contemporary?

Arts Printing House presents a Lithuanian phenomenon. Good parody should amuse, surprise and, above all, surpass the source material. When three artists join forces to send up (and celebrate) their country’s contemporary dance scene, they tick all the boxes... 

Union

Union

CAPA College are in Edinburgh bringing with them a collection of talented young dancers and a showcase of conceptually ambitious routines. Momentum dance presents Union a collection of work providing a good opportunity to see some up and coming talent though five original pieces of work... 

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Along the Silk Road: Dance and Sing at a Tibetan Festival

Kids love to be involved when watching a show and we provide you with such a chance! Dance and sing together and even try on traditional ethnic costumes with this group of young dancers, singers and musicians as they recreate the traditional Bathing Festival from the Tibetan grasslands, a holy ceremony for this mysterious ethnic group... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Always a sell-out, the original family dance party returns to Edinburgh’s funkiest nightclub for its eighth Fringe run. Expect the coolest day-clubbing experience for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers... 

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Every Friday and Saturday night we proudly present the Wheel of Fortune. Various styles of music (from 70s to Taylor Swift), the DJ will dedicate 30 minutes to the finest music from that genre! 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Cinema screening of live performance. Created by Britain's most successful choreographer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his company, New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty premiered at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London in November 2012 to rave reviews... 

Puzzle

Puzzle

How does the world look to a small child? Is it round or angular, yellow or blue? Or maybe oblong, green, hollow and soft? Renowned Lithuanian choreographer Birute Baneviciute pieces together a puzzle from these coloured shapes in an absorbing performance exploring a child’s developmental stages... 

Tommy Miah's Indian Street Food Festival

Tommy Miah's Indian Street Food Festival

Experience the delights of India with a blend of delicious Indian street food and traditional dance.  

Chiffonnade

Chiffonnade

Chiffonnade is a choreographic creation rich in raw material which can be felt, touched, rustled, pleated, torn, that can be worn or used to disguise, and transform our appearances in the eyes of others... 

Welcome to the Latin Quarter

Welcome to the Latin Quarter

A programmed carnival showcase of Latin music, dancers and fiesta at El Barrio, every night of the Fringe until 5am! 

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

Pesky Pirates: A Hip-Hop Adventure

After sell-out shows of The Princess and the Frog last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high energy interactive show, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip-hop dancing! Children will be able to clap along and join in with the pirate-y moves... 

Colourful Games

Colourful Games

Games are more than just fun for babies and small children, taking up most of their time in the first years of their life. By playing, they explore and learn about themselves and the surrounding world: to sit and crawl, climb and jump, grasp and drop, catch and kick, smile and frown, share and make friends, think and enjoy... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance? Get glam and get dancing at this international hit, retro-fabulous vintage disco for under-5s (babies under 6 months can go free). A show, a disco and simply too much fun before midday... 

The Scottish Cafe Summer Ceilidh

The Scottish Cafe Summer Ceilidh

Following the huge success of The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant sell-out Winter Festival ceilidh, we are delighted to be hosting our summer ceilidh, featuring traditional Scottish ceilidh band, Shenanigans... 

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

JC’s in trouble. With only 12 Twitter followers, he is taking time away from the call centre in the sky to tout for recruits the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death... 

Trip the Light

Trip the Light

Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Si/Si: ‘A bold and compelling work’ (Lyndsey Winship). A solo amplifying the struggle of restraining inner turmoil in order to uphold appearances: a quest for true identity... 

Wunderbar

Wunderbar

The two performers could be anyone; strangers or siblings, friends or lovers. They invite you in to decide for yourself. Teasingly, they start dark, quiet and intimate, building up a feeling that something’s gotta give... 

Whiteout

Whiteout

‘Bringing a thrillingly muscular energy... this is a take on life with genuine strength of conviction in a natural, vivid style. We’re entranced’ **** (Guardian). A heartfelt dance theatre piece that gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships... 

Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers

Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers

In a desperate attempt to get some Edinburgh nookie, Jiggle & Hyde present a sketch show to woo, amaze and amuse. But will it be hoes before bros? Jen loves hip-hop, Vicki loves avoiding getting a real job, and they both love attention! Featuring music from Wiley, Salt 'n' Pepa and Celine Dion plus plenty of dancing and some big characters, this is not one to be missed... 

Made to Love

Made to Love

Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Fiona Crow presents her collection of self-penned songs accompanied by a full band, visual art and dance for a one-off Fringe production. Made to Love is an autobiographical journey of faith influenced by a range of musical genres. 

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Award winners Janis Claxton (choreographer) and Pippa Murphy (composer) join forces with world-class dancers for a series of site-specific performances. Based around the theme of love, the duets will pop up throughout the museum this August... 

Lynne Jassem: From Como to Homo

Lynne Jassem: From Como to Homo

Lynne Jassem brings her moving solo show From Como to Homo to Edinburgh. In it she tells the story of a 10-year-old juggling her career on live TV in 1957 with the demands of her stage mother, a former Rockette, and a burgeoning awareness of her gender dysphoria... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

How to Be a Rock Star

How to Be a Rock Star

Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2015 Adelaide Fringe. Release your inner rock legend with air guitar, power poses and signature dance moves! A hilarious, high energy show about body positivity and feeling like a rock star by multi award-winning Australian Comedian Tessa Waters... 

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are in or out of balance... 

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

If you only see two shows this festival, see this one... twice! The Tap Pack picks up where the Rat Pack left off. With songs from Bublé to Beyonce, Sinatra to Ed Sheeran and mixed with slick humour, high energy entertainment and world-class tap dance, these gentlemen have a huge package for you... 

Stateside

Stateside

Star-spangled evening of song and dance featuring stunning original choreography, wonderful vocal arrangements, striking production values, all with an American twist. This is a chance to see this most talented cohort of young performers perform together before they progress to some of Europe’s most prestigious arts conservatoires and universities including Rambert School, Urdang Academy, Laine Theatre Arts, Arts Educational School and Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp... 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect: Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to connect and create unity in diversity... 

The Cuban Gypsy

The Cuban Gypsy

In a modern, changing Havana a Cuban girl discovers her Gypsy roots, incredible voice and love for dance. The world’s first Cuban Gypsy musical. A wild night of Latin music, Gypsy passion, spectacular sensual dance... 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. The Iron Boot Scrapers, birdeatsbaby, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer and The Filthy Spectacula. So gather up your tip top clobber and come razzle-dazzle on the dance floor with all the other pippins, poodle-fakers and buffers... 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. The 10-piece ensemble has members hailing from all over the world, referencing a wide range of genres in their writing, and on a musical journey which blends traditional instruments with a modern sound. 

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino's torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to "Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba"; her latest album, 'Leaves, Sadness, Science' deemed, "a haunting, atmospheric gem"... 

Shlomo: #NewRules

Shlomo: #NewRules

Award-winning beatboxer, live looper and serial collaborator Shlomo returns with a brand new one-man show #NewRules, exploring his unique relationship with technology and pushing the concept of voice vs machine to new limits. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. "Eccentric and artful. High on classic pop melody with plenty of smart electronic concepts and whimsical introverted lyrics... 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. A riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations and left a trail of pummeled dance floors across continents. Carnival Collective boasts between 20 and 30+ musicians, and delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic music. 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. In their 8th annual Brighton Fringe show, the synchro swimmers of Brighton Swimming Club, Brighton Dolphin Synchro, and BSC's Horsham Flamingos will wow you with their synchronicity. 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. They play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary tracks – you're guaranteed to be dancing your socks off to their super-tight guitars, drums, bass, and horn section... 

G

G

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play... 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

Dats My Jam

Dats My Jam

Brighton buddies Tara and Jossy have spent years tearing up dance floors all over the world. Now DMJ join the Spiegel posse, here to play what people want - cool, classic and unexpected... 

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

YouTube sensations Cassetteboy team up with hilarious rapper DJ Rubbish to crash open the season with a comedy show in a nightclub, as they dance on the wreckage. With 20 million hits - and back by public demand - they've mashed-up everyone from David Cameron to Harry Potter! Afterclub 'til 2am... 

An evening of Motown with Suprema

An evening of Motown with Suprema

Show-stopping Motown-covers act with three female vocalists who provide choreographed dance routines, costume changes and epic vocals! Performing only the best songs from Motown to get you up and dancing from the get go! They provide a dazzling show which will have you all off of your seats! 

Stomp

Stomp

Celebrating its 13th sensational year in London, Stomp  is still the West End’s unstoppable smash-hit!  Rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance come together in the multi-award winning stage sensation that continues to astonish audiences across the globe... 

Nutcracker

Nutcracker

The magical Christmas ballet for all the family. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live... 

Beauty Of The Beast

Beauty Of The Beast

A slow burn performance, which builds to a surprisingly hard hitting climax, using a dance and self-aware comedy.Beauty of the Beast explores the complexities of male relationships; friendships, pack dynamics and teamwork, looking at the camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility produced by these interactions – an unlikely inspiration for a dance piece but made all the more interesting because of it... 

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

I have never before been moved from laughing to tears pouring down my face – in the space of one sentence – until I saw this piece. This is a phenomenal show that draws a huge amount of pathos out of a dusty text... 

The Letter: To be or to MBE

The Letter: To be or to MBE

There’s an enlightening moment in Jonzi D’s dance-based piece where a disembodied voice interrogates him as he ponders whether or not to accept a New Year’s honour. The voice wants to know, whether or not he takes the gong, will he tell people about it? Jonzi freezes... 

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand is a bizarre yet beautiful blend of Māori culture, contemporary dance, vocals and music, drag and real life stories.Amid the smoke a light comes up on a man dressed in just a very short kilt-like leather skirt... 

Vertical Influences

Vertical Influences

Le Patin Libre present, in their latest show Vertical Influences, an innovative visual spectacle, the likes you will have never seen before. This Canadian company reinvent our ideas and perceptions of figure skating as they turn this sport into a performative art form through their two pieces Influences and Vertical... 

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by traditional step-dancing, Absolutely Legless dance in a relaxed manner while remaining faithful to their roots... 

Dance Inspirations

Dance Inspirations

Direct from the Scottish Borders, pupils from the renowned Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts will delight with their selection of dances in Highland, tap, ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Programmes of totally new dance from invited dance artists offering surprises and high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio... 

An Invitation...

An Invitation...

Bodies are awkward, difficult things. Even trained dancers struggle with the unpredictability of possessing a body — it can so easily betray us and make us laughable. Jo Fong takes on this most human of conditions in An Invitation, a smart, playful piece which regretfully never quite finds its balance... 

I Loved You and I Loved You

I Loved You and I Loved You

If Morfydd Owen had lived three weeks longer she would have been immortalised in the 27 Club. As it is she remains almost unknown outside of her native Wales Growing up in musical family she learned the piano and aged sixteen gave a performance of the Grieg piano concerto... 

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

For those who like their dance without frills, Last Man Standing provides an hour of unrelenting raw movement. This work is another gem from James Wilton’s increasingly impressive repertoire of exhilarating dances... 

The Furies

The Furies

Durham's Ethrael Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Aeschylus's The Furies, a tale of vengeance, honour, justice and mercy. The Furies, representing the angry, the grudging and the avenger, chase Orestes for his blood after he displays has what a famous Austrian psychiatrist might call 'parental issues' – he killed his mother Clytemnestra, who had killed his father Agamemnon... 

Under Flat Sky / Edge of Nowhere

Under Flat Sky / Edge of Nowhere

Under Flat Sky is a stunningly beautiful immersion of dancers in a moving visual art landscape specially made by German artist Silke Mansholt. Commissioned by the Museum of Art Kochi in Japan, the work is lyrical with Butoh influences accompanied by the extraordinary vocals of Rowan Godel... 

Ponies Don't Play Football

Ponies Don't Play Football

Irrepressible ponydance return to Edinburgh with a gallop to present their biggest show to date, in collaboration with the brilliant and prolific musician Donal Scullion and his band... 

Boys Who Like to Play With Dolls

Boys Who Like to Play With Dolls

This two-person dance and physical piece is performed and choreographed by Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel, a male-female duo who have worked successfully both separately and together for many years now... 

YAMA

YAMA

There is dance and there is Scottish Dance Theatre. Last year there was Fleur Darkin. This year there is Damien Jalet. We have have been transported from the Callanish Stones of the Outer Hebrides which inspired Miann to the volcanoes of Tohoku, Japan, the setting for YAMA... 

Stepping Across the Atlantic

Stepping Across the Atlantic

Gaelic song, music and dance from Scotland and the diaspora, brought together in a dynamic ensemble showcasing the rhythmical links between puirt-à-beul (Gaelic mouth music) and step dance... 

Aspects of Joy – Free

Aspects of Joy – Free

Joy Carter’s stand-up centres around a cute theme that works well for its midday slot. As the title suggests, Carter explores both her own autobiography and the emotion of joy. Apparently adults laugh on average fifteen times a day, as opposed to children’s two-hundred times... 

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement of the Martyr

A breakthrough Chinese classic that combines the elements of sword-play, martial arts, opera and contemporary dance that tells of the undying love and devotion between Xiang Yu (King of Chu) and his concubine (Yu Ji), and his love for his land... 

Time Lapse

Time Lapse

Through a series of surreal, nostalgic and captivating scenarios, the piece draws on personal experiences of the artist Sarah Vaughan-Jones in order to investigate how we measure and gauge an understanding of the passage of time according to personal and social influences... 

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Out she comes, toes pointed, slim legs scissoring the air, arms pressed stiffly to her sides. Máire Clerkin, writer and star of Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, then stops kicking long enough to take the hour-long leap into her autobiographical solo about her life in and out of the peculiar world of competitive dance... 

For Now, I Am

For Now, I Am

Following on from Brew's acclaimed Remember When which recalled his past an elite ballet dancer, For Now I am engages directly with his body as it is now, 18 years on since his life-changing car accident, investigating and exposing his changed form... 

Caitlin

Caitlin

In 1953, poet Dylan Thomas died. Twenty years later, his wife Caitlin goes to Alcoholics Anonymous. Sitting in a circle of chairs set out for an AA meeting, Caitlin revisits her life with Dylan – a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity... 

Plan B for Utopia

Plan B for Utopia

You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, then you wake up. You fall in love, and your heart gets broken. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again? Plan B for Utopia is a playful dance theatre work by Dundee-based company Joan Clevillé Dance... 

EurekaDance – Presented by Performing Arts Studio Scotland

EurekaDance – Presented by Performing Arts Studio Scotland

EurekaDance is the culmination of a week of movement exploration with artistic director of Collision, Lisi Perry and Simonson Modern Jazz facilitator Teresa Perez Ceccon – all the way from New York... 

Fold

Fold

This show brings the arts of dancing and paper folding together in an exploration of how the two mediums can unite. Dance company DANCE Kho who include dancers Takao Komaro and Kirsten Ho - the latter of whom also choreographed the piece - hail from Hong Kong and aim to bring their innovative approach to Edinburgh... 

Correction

Correction

This is a mesmerising, funny and well-crafted example of modern choreography, which explores what you can achieve when you are put under restrictions.The dancers are unable to move their feet; they are tied into one spot on the stage, and placed in a line... 

Vagabond

Vagabond

Vagabond: Where Will the Wind Take You? is the story of three vagabonds, or clowns, called Cazzo, Lazzo and Pazzo. The trio pass their time trying to fix their lighthouse only to find the answer to their quest in a beautiful dandelion... 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

In Madama Butterfly, Compagnie Nathalie Cornille Danse reimagines Puccini’s tragic 1904 opera as a short solo dance piece designed for children. In the production, company founder, choreographer and dancer Nathalie Cornille transforms key excerpts from Puccini’s striking libretto into a child’s first introduction to opera and contemporary dance... 

Christ on a Bike

Christ on a Bike

JC’s in trouble. With only 12 Twitter followers, he is taking time away from the call centre in the sky to tout for recruits the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death... 

Tibetan Monks Performance Workshop

Tibetan Monks Performance Workshop

Tibetan Buddhist monks will introduce you to some of the steps from the masked dances, give you the background to their tradition of spirited dialectical debate and teach you the intricate hand gestures or mudras from a tantric prayer... 

Falling in love with Frida

Falling in love with Frida

After a sell-out run and a Herald Angel Award at the 2014 Fringe, Bowditch returns with her intimate and witty show that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), exposing little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art... 

We Are the Monsters

We Are the Monsters

No two people – or monsters – are exactly the same! Come along and meet some scratchy, shimmering creatures and multi-coloured mini monsters, playing and interacting with one another, their arms and legs moving in strange and impossible ways... 

The Showhawk Duo

The Showhawk Duo

British guitarists The Showhawk Duo have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music... 

Puzzle

Puzzle

Puzzle is a performance created with deep wisdom, taking infants step by step towards the joy of cognition. How does the world look to a small child? Is it round and yellow, or a blue square? Maybe green, soft and hollow? Children's knowledge of the world around them begins with a variety of geometric shapes (cube, sphere, cone) and colours (green, red, yellow, blue, orange)... 

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Founded in 1960, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas boast a string of classic Motown hits, including (Love is Like a) Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack, Bless You and Dancing in the Street... 

Dreaming in Code

Dreaming in Code

Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive, visceral, brand new double bill performed by one of the UK’s most innovative male dance companies... 

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! is a revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers in close conversation with poets. From its roots in the USA, slam poetry has become a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, the lines between this form of performance and other arts have begun to blur... 

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

Great show from Ghana, West Africa! Fanti Acrobats is a group that exhibit African traditional culture and acrobatics. The group performs contortion, pan-spinning, limbo, fire breathing, traditional drumming and dancing... 

Contemporary?

Contemporary?

Arts Printing House (Lithuania) presents – the phenomenon of the year: Contemporary? A good parody has to have four elements: it must make the audience laugh, surprise them with the plot, be better and show higher quality than the original, and the parody cannot become a mockery or public exposé... 

Balletronic

Balletronic

Balletronic has a name that intrigued me from the get-go. Mixing ballet with electronic music is something that, for me, has still not been executed to its full potential by a company yet... 

Pitch a Fest

Pitch a Fest

Unzip your tent, slip on your wellies and be prepared to be transported to a music explosion. Be part of Up Right Theatre's very own festival... But is it all fun and games? An original dance/drama piece that sets to push the boundaries of modern theatre... 

Da-Da-Darling

Da-Da-Darling

This evocative dance performance is as notable for the process by which it was made as it is for the quality of the final product. Bristol-based Impermanence Dance theatre has taken its inspiration for this performance from Max Ernst and his novel A Little Girl Dream of Taking the Veil, which was created as a collage from Victorian-era novels (presumably naughty, gothic ones) and medical textbooks... 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

'How can I know who I am …feeling with pure energy, / With my heart, my mind, my body, my soul, / This is who and what I am. / I feel. I see. I am an animal.' These words form part of Vendetta Mathea’s vocal opening to her composition Homme | Animal... 

Budge3

Budge3

At once frenetic and contemplative, Budge3 is an intricate knot of elastic energy, dance that is fit to burst at any moment. The triptych opens, soundless, on Florine Foucault, legs crossed, tending to what seems to be a seedling (the sprouting of a relationship)... 

Dolls

Dolls

Dolls is about our relationships with toys, but there is nothing wooden about this show. Combining contemporary dance with circus skills, Cirk La Putyka have created a mesmerising hour of entertainment... 

Make Some Noize Music Festival

Make Some Noize Music Festival

Make Some Noize is Edinburgh's most anticipated all day music festival featuring some of the world’s biggest music artists. Suitable for all above 12 years old, however over-18s must be accompanied by a child under 18 years old... 

Smash It Up

Smash It Up

Originally inspired by the demolition of the Chartist Mural in Newport, South Wales, Smash it Up explores the destruction of art, culture and public space. Beginning as a performance lecture, and using performance art and physical theatre it explores the historical acts of cultural destruction by fanatics, institutions and by artists themselves... 

Bambino Beats Presents Under the Sea

Bambino Beats Presents Under the Sea

Perfect way for under sixes to burn off energy at this fun, musical and sea animal filled session. Bang the drums, sing the retro songs and dance along under the musical sea. After a sell-out show in 2014, Bambino Beats is back with a fun packed adventure under the sea... 

Master Shoko and Margarita

Master Shoko and Margarita

A Japanese woman, Shoko, meets Jura, a Russian man in Berlin airport. They develop a friendship and start sharing their dreams about love and freedom. Jura tells the story of Master and Margarita... 

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland. Orkestra Del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents... 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

‘Choreographed by Robert Royce and Joanne Whitehill, this Alice captures the zany adventure in Lewis Carroll's original story in a package that appeals to even the youngest audience members’ (CriticalDance... 

Grandad and Me

Grandad and Me

The Letter J’s production of Grandad and Me is simple, moving and effective. Accessible to younger children, it deals gently with themes of loss and memory. A young girl misses her recently deceased grandfather and, with the help of a friendly mouse, revisits the times and experiences they had together... 

The Bollywood Express

The Bollywood Express

Bollywood... rich, flamboyant, loud and downright entertaining! Presented to you by the students of The Aditya Birla Integrated School, India, a school for children with learning difficulties... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. Programmes of totally new dance from invited dance artists offering surprises and high-quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio... 

Thread

Thread

Thread is a multimedia dance drama, that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence, spectacle and authenticity. New York city based BODYART’s accomplished dancers juxtapose high energy contemporary dance with interactive video... 

Idiot-Syncrasy

Idiot-Syncrasy

Igor and Moreno move. They jump. They slide. They jump. They don't technically do much else. The men are in perpetual motion for the entire hour, though I'm not sure if I could actually call it a dance show... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

Ricardo Garcia doesn't introduce himself when he walks on stage: he's not here to show off, he's here to guide you through Scotland's history and folklore with flamenco rhythms. His modest introduction engrosses you and before you know it the venue doors have closed and you're walking in the glens and mountains of the North... 

Yerma

Yerma

Amina Khayyam’s Yerma is a beautiful rendition of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic text. Khayyam, accompanied by Jane Chan and Lucy Teed, use a form of Indian classical dance known as Kathak to tell the story of Yerma, a childless woman living in rural Spain in the early 20th Century... 

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal

From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival. This has two benefits: allowing a glimpse of Trinidadian culture whilst offering an interesting take on the Greek classic... 

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Welcome to a world in which West Africa meets Jamaica, meets Cuba: A world of burning desire, or as they say in Yoruba, Itara. Danza del Caribe fuses these international elements to create a unique performing style, some of the finest examples of which are performed in this programme... 

Oriental Fairy Tales: The Charming Oriental City

Oriental Fairy Tales: The Charming Oriental City

The ancient East, full of myth and charm. In the oriental grassland, there is an almighty goddess, whose power can save all people from misery: her name is Drolma. In the oriental region of rivers and lakes, there is a group of girls, who can embroider all the beauties of the world... 

The Sino Profusion Show

The Sino Profusion Show

Performed by Shanghai's Hand in Hand Troupe, a famous young artists' association in China. The troupe, delegated by the City of Shanghai government, visited and performed in the USA, France, Germany, Italy and other countries, giving performances described as excellent and extraordinary, and the artists were regarded as muses of international friendship... 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Unique showcase of highlights from the Fringe's best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts will amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances... 

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Passion: A Contemporary Journey to the Cross

Creator/director: Claire Henderson Davis. Poet: Malcolm Guite. Dancers: Claire Henderson Davis and Fraser Paterson. Musicians: Dan Forshaw and Jan Payne. See website www.passiontour... 

Dance-Forms' 70th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms' 70th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the International Choreographers' Showcase and 14 years presenting exciting performances at the Edinburgh Fringe. A feast of stunning dance works in a program shining with originality, great energy, gorgeous music, interesting costumes and world class choreography... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

BLD presents Pop Lock-in

BLD presents Pop Lock-in

Sell-out 2014. Let the kids be the stars of this year's Fringe! Pop Lock-in returns to open Edinburgh’s coolest nightclub to primary school age kids. DJs spin non-stop chart tunes while our street dance instructor gets the dancefloor popping and locking... 

Fife Young Dance Company

Fife Young Dance Company

A programme of creative dance that is physically challenging with a fresh dynamic edge from this brand new company. As part of YDance’s residency with Fife Youth Arts Hub this new company of young people with a passion for dance emerged... 

Butoh Beethoven

Butoh Beethoven

In a piece that is at times frightening, at times energising and constantly absorbing, solo-performer Vangeline is our white-collared conductor, guiding us through a piece which abstractly explores the work and legacy of Beethoven and Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of butoh... 

Can I Start Again Please

Can I Start Again Please

Pay attention as this breathtaking production desiccates, then dissects childhood trauma via its exploration of Wittgenstein and semantics: there’s a wordless sucker punch in Can I Start Again Please that strikes over the course of several minutes, and its impact aches for hours... 

Butoh Medea

Butoh Medea

Using the Japanese dance form butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea alive. This fusion of eastern dance and western drama invites the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Fringe sell-out 2009-2014. BLD returns to transform Edinburgh’s coolest nightspot for some more family day-clubbing. Superstar DJs mix chart floor-fillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to enjoy together... 

Follow the Heart

Follow the Heart

Follow the Heart is a modern dance drama presented by six public amateur dancers from Shanghai Himalayas Museum [M Theatre]. Led by the artistic director, Lv Meiyi, who apprenticed at the Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan, the elaborately choreographed Follow the Heart is inspired by Peking Opera: Dilemma - Three Way Fork in the Road... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one of a kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

Between Us and Hunting Dust

Between Us and Hunting Dust

A thrilling double from two of Scotland's most exciting young choreographers. Between Us is a raw and intimate dance theatre piece from E Motion, delving into the stories, memories and broken communication between two women... 

Hydrophobia (Free)

Hydrophobia (Free)

A new human colony, but full of idiots. Not that new, then. Morinan New Act finalist, Reading New Act semi-finalist, Top Jokes of the Fringe (Independent). An ‘insane and beautiful sea of frantic fun’ (ThePublicReviews... 

Bruit de Couloir

Bruit de Couloir

Clément Dazin’s Bruit de Couloir is a mesmerising solo, and a deep and intimate homage to life. At its heart lies a unique choreographic style which links contemporary dance, hip hop and an engaging method of juggling in which balls are both manipulated objects and movement catalysts... 

Summerhall's Opening Night Party – Prosumer with House of Traps

Summerhall's Opening Night Party – Prosumer with House of Traps

Prosumer aka Achim Brandenburg has a fever for Chicago’s Jack flavour with a vision, passion and knowledge which makes Prosumer a guardian of house music history and one of the finest party spinners operating today... 

Herstory

Herstory

History may be ancient... but her's is still going on. A solo performance combining dance, spoken word and verbatim theatre to give a voice to an important story, a story that is at once true and untrue, personal and universal... 

My Mania

My Mania

Be transported back to 1992 when music videos ruled and join a group of high school students as they learn how to deal with themselves, each other and varying degrees of depression... 

B-Orders

B-Orders

A stunning contemporary circus and dance performance by Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod featuring the absence of freedom and the desire to escape the multitude of codes, orders and borders dominating the Palestinian society... 

Swing Circus

Swing Circus

Swing Circus is a high-energy show that combines top-level swing dancers launching each other across the stage with traditional circus disciplines including acrobats, handbalancers, aerialists, jugglers and hula-hoopers; all set to a soundtrack of well-known big band music from the 1930s and 40s... 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are an international duo melding together music and dance. Colin, a Canadian musician who has come to the UK from Japan, will be using a loop pedal to combine beat boxing, guitar and singing to create upbeat catchy tunes... 

After Freedom: New Rhythms of Soweto

After Freedom: New Rhythms of Soweto

Told through the story of a young male character, Sphiwe, this musical takes the audience through the ups and downs of youth life in Soweto. The township of Soweto, where old and new generations intertwine through rhythm and dance, is creating a new vibe... 

Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

‘Away from the dreary clouds and maddening crowds of Edinburgh, you can find a little slice of sizzling Spain. A whole fiesta of intoxicating sounds and thumping Mediterranean rhythms, Alba Flamenca bristles with authenticity and visceral power... 

Special Edition 2015

Special Edition 2015

Following a sell-out Fringe Season in 2014, dancers from Scottish Ballet return to Dance Base to present new work freshly made and premiered exclusively for the Dance Base Fringe programme... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

India Flamenco. A unique fusion of cultures, music and dance that explores the roots of flamenco. 'Three passionate and talented dancers and a traditional vocalist/musician ... tell the story of gypsies who travel and share their knowledge, (creating a) fusion of dance styles... 

One Fine Day

One Fine Day

One of Korea's most celebrated contemporary dance companies, who have toured to over 30 countries, make their UK debut with a double bill of two of their most acclaimed works. The movement drama Modern Feeling delicately captures the first encounter, conflict, indifference, competition and harmony between two dancers... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

The breakdancing robots (B-bots) have landed in Edinburgh and they're being chased all over town! Can the B-boys and B-girls of Edinburgh use their breakdancing skills to help the B-bots escape before they crash and burn? This family dance show explores basic breakdance moves, tricks and flips with loads of fun, laughs and praise along the way. 

Dave Callan – A Little Less Conversation 2: A Little More Less Conversation

Dave Callan – A Little Less Conversation 2: A Little More Less Conversation

Dave Callan, Irish born Australian based comedian brings the sequel to last years must see comedy dance spectacular to Edinburgh. 'Uproarious, Jaw Dropping' (Rip it Up). 'Honestly, I haven't laughed so much at such sustained silliness since the curtain went up on this year's comedy festival' (Herald Sun)... 

Ticket to Bollywood

Ticket to Bollywood

A spectacular, high-octane production from Mumbai, India brings to life the glitz and glamour of Bollywood song and dance. With fantastic costumes and joyful music, the show is an homage to one of the world’s greatest film industries – Bollywood... 

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. When she drops her golden ball in the pond a very friendly, bouncy frog offers to retrieve it in exchange for her friendship. The princess is not keen but, in the end, she must agree just to get her ball back... 

Transitions of (I)dentity

Transitions of (I)dentity

The inner struggle of who we are, and who we should be. Sometimes forced to move into one direction by society and politics, we stretch out as far as we can to find what we call freedom... 

Drum Tribe

Drum Tribe

A dynamic fusion of rhythm and dance, Drum Tribe has arrived to transport you to the place where the glow of firelight meets the primal rumble of the South African heartbeat. An interactive hour like no other! 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Gather round, gather round for the moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer called Marina Skippett, who he has been watching at night. With stunning puppetry, original live music to sing along to and tap-dancing that will make you want to stick 50p pieces to your shoes and join in, this is 'just everything a children's theatre experience should be' (Childplays... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

T-Dance

T-Dance

London’s boldest dance theatre brings hit shows to the Fringe. Four dancers explore the fragility and humour of touch. How are we connected even when separated by distance, time or context? How do we touch without touching? We question the limits of the body and the mind’s connections... 

Seed: Advancement

Seed: Advancement

Exhilarating Japanese taiko drumming and stunning swordplay dramatically combined by an award-winning group. After captivating audiences in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Qatar and Australia, their Edinburgh debut will leave you breathless... 

WinstonsWow

WinstonsWow

Winner of the Canadian Comedy Award for best stand-up, the deeply deadpan and utterly unique King of Obscure Winston Spear makes his Fringe debut with a comedy and dance routine that will knock, knock your socks off... 

Funtime Kids Comedy Disco

Funtime Kids Comedy Disco

Direct from Australia. Funtime Disco and Matty Grey present DJ Kit E Kat! She’s a loud and crazy lady who will keep the kids going nuts with disco music, madness and mayhem! For ages 5-10 years... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner...