Choreographer Gregory Maqoma presents his explorative and transformative film Retrace-Retract on life in Soweto alongside poet Jefferson Tshabalala.
Choreographer Janice Parker presents her reflective filmic series Small Acts of Hope and Lament, shot in Edinburgh on her iPhone 6.
Beirut-based choreographer and dancer Omar Rajeh presents a micro to macro view of his home city, featuring a solo dance performance.
Rio de Janeiro-based choreographer Alice Ripoll presents her celebratory film about the lives of her company’s dancers.
Are you ready to explore the night with Dance Base’s immersive late-night exhibition? Linked with Dance Base unwrapped, the experience will include the work of Fran.
Buff and Sheen is a roaming comedic dance-clown performance featuring two joyful, if somewhat inept, window cleaners.
Dance Base Unwrapped is an immersive exhibition experience that will explore physical and digital performances.
Family Portrait: an interactive video installation, projected across four screens with accompanying soundscape.
Both humourous and sad, Juliet and Romeo by Lost Dog company, presented by The Place, written with sensitive forensic analysis and directed by Ben Duke, is a subversion of Shakespe…
A brilliant Scandi noir of the psyche, spoken in gibberish in a surreal world, Norwegian Jo Strømgren Kompani’s The Hospital, is gripping; moving from bizarre, black humour to d…
As the only dyke in the dance class, Amy finds new moves for a more radical notion of femininity.
Learning from the Future – a post-human dance fiction by Colette Sadler.
Multi award-winning dance company James Wilton Dance present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning-fast athleticism where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fus…
If you have ever wondered how contemporary dance choreography is created (as opposed to classical ballet) this fascinating show, CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Body Language directed …
Ensemble is a joyous expression of togetherness involving five performers in their 30s-70s.
What was the first thing you bought? Is there something you would like to pass on? If you were a pharaoh, what thing would you like to be buried with? Still Life is a piece that fo…
A fragile and abandoned symbol is made manifest by an extraordinary artist.
I can guarantee that you aren’t ready for For Only An Hour, the brain- and body- and life- and love- child of dancer Phil Sanger.
Dance Base’s iconic and eclectic showcase returns once again, showcasing the very best new work from Scottish and international artists.
Transfigured is a sounding together of all things, a diapason, a cacophony of understanding.
How do we face dying if we know we have a terminal illness? And also how do we live in the face of death, imminent or not? Losing several friends in the same year, Kally Lloyd-Jo…
A true story of friendship told with an eclectic blend of folk, flamenco and contemporary dance.
A delight, witty but profound exploration of the power relationship between choreographer and dancers, From the Top, choreographed by Hong Kong-based Victor Fung, is a send-up of a…
The beautiful eclecticism of the Basque Country is showcased in this bill of dazzling hip hop and witty, lyrical contemporary dance.
Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an e…
Monster choreographed and performed by Yen-Cheng Liu of Dua Shin Te Production is a show about the monster within us but the trouble with alienation is that it alienates the audien…
Another is a quadruple selection of dance pieces by the fledgling company Ballet-works founded by a former soloist of Stuttgart Ballet, Robert Robertson and comprises both contempo…
You can’t stop birds flying over your head, but you can definitely prevent them from building a nest in your hair.
If this was billed as Music and took place in a concert hall, the MP4 Quartet’s perfomance of three pieces by Steve Reich, Pendulum Music, Different Trains and WC 9/11 would earn…
Floating Flowers by B.
Self Portraits plays with notions of gender, sexuality and the effects that time and age have on our bodies, our perception of who we are and who we have been and who we might beco…
Triple Fringe First, Olivier, and Herald Angel award winners Fishamble and Pat Kinevane present Before, a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin on the very day this …
A joyful celebration of life, regardless of where you happen to be on that road.
A triple bill of Scotland’s most exciting choreographers, designed to unravel expectations.
At least three times over the course of Atomic 3001 I found myself contemplating whether choreographer and performer Leslie Mannès was somehow creating the techno beat that her bo…
Experience the full power and intensity of authentic Spanish flamenco, seen up close.
In Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Shane Shambhu (Complicité Associate) offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo with an acclaimed team of collaborators.
Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, Australia (west of Melbourne) in March 1961.
We all remember the feeling of temptation to open the box that we’re not supposed to open as a small child.
This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound.
Folding Echoes is a solo dance piece, which originated from audiences’ urge to understand a contemporary dance performance in general across cultures.
An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind.
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.
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 do…
This version of Giselle, re-imagined by Ballet Ireland in modern dress is bound to cause controversy between traditionalists and modernists.
This exquisite, delightful show by Chang Dance Theatre riffs on the childhood memories of four boys growing up together and, surprisingly, mangoes.
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 Fro…
The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director.
It’s Not Over Yet… choreographed and performed by Emma Jayne Park (aka Cultured Mongrel) is a heart-stopping autobiographical show about cancer.
Varhung- Heart to Heart will touch your heart.
Internationally renowned visual theatre artist returns with a dark, comedic, highly physical production incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling.
Celebrating the enthusiasm and fresh talent of new dancers from across Scotland.
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 o…
Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends.
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 …
It is brave to reimagine Shakespeare, in particular arguably his greatest tragedy but Lear by John Scott Dance is a deeply moving, subtle and superbly performed interpretation of …
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 ident…
The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover.
A double-bill of extraordinary power and originality, Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus performed by Belfast-based Oona Doherty, gets beneath the hard exterior of disaffected …
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 an…
This is a curate’s egg of a show.
New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora.
The North is as hostile, unforgiving and beautiful as the land to which it dedicates its hour-long runtime.
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…
Leviathan, inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick is choreographed by James Wilton to a pounding score by Lunatic Soul.
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 …
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 bod…
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.
This show is a delight.
Founded by Avalon Rathgeb, Fall Out is tap-dancing like you’ve never seen before.
Three male dancers perform Company Chordelia & Solar Bear’s Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones and cast.
Rebellious, experienced, lyrical and courageous – this amazing multi-generational programme celebrates dancers from 12-85 years of life, dreams, hopes and fears featuring new wor…
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 …
Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme.
Without name, without identity – the body in its physical, sensual nature.
It has been said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
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 relations…
The redness of Red is not visible.
A:version is a humorous celebration of the art of making mistakes from a unique, young inclusive dance quartet.
DON GNU are decked out in hand-knit socks and worn-out sandals and on the hunt for that dang thing called self.
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.
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 thea…
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.
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…
“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.
May-We-Go-Round? is a collision of fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre.
Can one person bombarded by the pressures of modern life shake an entire society? Resident Island Dance Theatre use dynamic movement, multimedia projection and an experimental rock…
Silent Space crosses the boundaries between classical and contemporary Indian dance and between sound and silence.
NuShu is a coded script invented by women in Hunan, China to record their private thoughts and feelings.
In the award-winning performance of Your Majesties, Navaridas and Deutinger reenact Barack Obama’s Nobel lecture, held at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2009.
A vast and desolate world.
A mindfulness start to your day.
A fresh, upbeat dance show that tells the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa.
The Rooster is a Palestinian/Lebanese production influenced by thrilling Palestinian dabke folk dance, conveying the sociopolitical experience of the region through the character o…
A slow burn performance, which builds to a surprisingly hard hitting climax, using a dance and self-aware comedy.
From award-winning and internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company Fishamble: The New Play Company, comes this extravagant one-man show.
Bodies are awkward, difficult things.
This is a show that asks big questions.
Under Flat Sky is a stunningly beautiful immersion of dancers in a moving visual art landscape specially made by German artist Silke Mansholt.
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 ba…
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 toge…
A belated denouement to his lauded 2005 work The Factory, award-winning performer Al Seed returns to the subject of war with striking psychological rigour.
You have a plan, and then you don’t.
In 1953, poet Dylan Thomas died.
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 …
A durational performance from the critically acclaimed, award-winning Creative Electric.
Inspired by the work of medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch, this stark solo explores issues of religion, religious art, judgement of bodies and quality of life.
A thrilling double from two of Scotland’s most exciting young choreographers.
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 p…
An incisive contemporary dance piece from Taiwan, an exploration of self, art and sexuality, and the traditions of female chastity among indigenous Paiwan and Rukai people.
The rhythm of obsession, a journey into mental illness.
Caroline Bowditch, Welly O’Brien and Nicole Guarino provide a wonderful evening in a cosy little room at Dance Base: it’s not very often a full house can consist of twelve peop…
What happens to the thousands of people who go missing every year? And what happens to the people left behind? How can anyone accept they might never know what happened to their lo…
This is not for everyone.
Welcome to a distorted world created for you from perversion, dark temptation and deepest intimacy.
A ravishing male duet.
A tasty pick and mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind.
Sometimes we’re too afraid of looking like an eejit to fully embrace
life: whether it’s not standing up for something you believe in, or being too
shy to ask out the handsome…
Elvis lives! He has not left the building! Elvis’ Stardust is a short, melancholic rhapsody of small gestures, hidden glances and distant rhythms.
Eggs of Blessings is a portrayal of Taiwanese culture.
A thrilling double: your chance to see dancers from Scottish Ballet on the Fringe and an exclusive cut of a brilliant dance piece by VTDance.
He mostly talks.
Winner of The Place Prize for Dance 2013 sponsored by Bloomberg, Athletes is a work on competition viewed as tension between man and machine.
Polska is a shockingly subversive way to explore that dodgy sympathy and empathy divide.
Ease into your festival day in the garden with a refreshing cup of green tea and a mesmerising zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David WW Johnstone.
Inspired by the traditional Paiwan (an aboriginal group of Taiwan) myth, Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead brings an epic love story to the stage.
Award winning cabaret king returns for ninth Festival Fringe.
The Rhythm of New Zealand: Pulse, beat, chant, stamp, and clap at this this pop-up haka tribal experience from Auckland, New Zealand.
Close-up encounters of the silly kind.
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