Atomic 3001

Atomic 3001

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 body was reacting to... 

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. 

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

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. Reflecting on his personal journey of growing up in East London and learning and performing Indian dance in the UK, Shane plays with the ways in which race, language, identity and culture have defined him... 

Sunshine Boy

Sunshine Boy

Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, Australia (west of Melbourne) in March 1961. In the early 80s, he moved to London and became a performance artist, club promoter and designer, as well as dancing with the Michael Clark Company, being painted by Lucien Freud, and setting up Taboo Night Club... 

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... 

OSCiLLATE

OSCiLLATE

This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound. OSCiLLATE reveals an eclectic group of individuals who display a range of human interactions and relationships through movement and sound... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

The Spinners

The Spinners

The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director. Readers may remember Al Seed’s tremendous physical theatre show Oog from the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet… choreographed and performed by Emma Jayne Park (aka Cultured Mongrel) is a heart-stopping autobiographical show about cancer. A brave subject for a cancer survivor to perform but also a show which will take some bravery to watch if you have experienced cancer or know someone undergoing treatment, or who may have lost the battle... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Off-Kilter

Off-Kilter

Internationally renowned visual theatre artist returns with a dark, comedic, highly physical production incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling. Joe Kilter has his own daily rituals – some even call it obsessive... 

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... 

Lear

Lear

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 Shakespeare’s play through physical theatre, dance, speech and fragments of text focusing in modern terms onhow we treat old age and dementia... 

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... 

Sea Hames

Sea Hames

The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover. Inspired by the Festival of the Horse and Boys’ Ploughing Match, Sea Hames fuses sonic composition, visceral performance and intricate design... 

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

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 youths to the humanity beneath in a show which achieves the hard act of being visceral and in-yer-face but also tender... 

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... 

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

This is a curate’s egg of a show. Amusing, brilliant, at times too slow and self-indulgent and at others, riveting, Dollhouse is performance art and avant garde music which is usually seen presented more often in an art school student event rather than a dance centre... 

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora. A weekend of new contemporary dance pieces by four young Arab choreographers to Dance Base... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Leviathan

Leviathan

Leviathan, inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick is choreographed by James Wilton to a pounding score by Lunatic Soul. As a show, it certainly takes some beating for sheer energy with testosterone-fuelled breakdance, capoeira, contemporary dance and wow-factor, but sometimes less is more... 

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... 

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... 

The Humours of Bandon

The Humours of Bandon

This show is a delight. Storytelling with a tiny bit of dance taking us behind the scenes of the competition world of Irish dancing. Produced by Fishamble, Dublin’s New Writing theatre, which brought the five star Underneath to Edinburgh in2015, The Humours of Bandon is equally knock-out and Margaret McAuliffe, the writer and performer is a star... 

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... 

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Three male dancers perform Company Chordelia & Solar Bear’s Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones and cast. Being three, this is a nod to the witches, and that these Lady Macbeths are possessed by evil: cue howling winds, cawing ravens and the wish to be ‘unsexed’... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. Acclaimed classical Indian kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar performs two interweaving dances that revolve around the eternal resonance of Krishna’s flute... 

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... 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. Acclaimed classical Indian kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar performs two interweaving dances that revolve around the eternal resonance of Krishna’s flute... 

Unknown and Liminal

Unknown and Liminal

It has been said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Unknown explores the theme of uncertainty and the inescapable part that taking risk and accepting the possibility of failure plays in life... 

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... 

Red

Red

The redness of Red is not visible. The anticipated set of brilliant red objects, a glowing cyclorama, crimson costumes and swathes of red beams flooding the stage do not appear. Instead this red is a signal, a red alert from within that generates what Carl Knif terms ‘emergencies of emotion’... 

A:Version and Pitch

A:Version and Pitch

A:version is a humorous celebration of the art of making mistakes from a unique, young inclusive dance quartet. When does rehearsal end and performance begin? The quirks and idiosyncrasies of the studio are playfully explored... 

M.I.S. – All Night Long

M.I.S. – All Night Long

DON GNU are decked out in hand-knit socks and worn-out sandals and on the hunt for that dang thing called self. In a hard-boiled mix of jackass stunts, slapstick comedy and raw physicality, three men start their hunt... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

The Rooster and Partial Memory

The Rooster and Partial Memory

The Rooster is a Palestinian/Lebanese production influenced by thrilling Palestinian dabke folk dance, conveying the sociopolitical experience of the region through the character of Al-Deek, the rooster... 

Your Majesties

Your Majesties

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. Performer Alex Deutinger delivers the US President’s legendary speech while behind the audience, Marta Navaridas pulls the strings – manipulating and guiding the politician’s movements with invisible strings as a gesturing puppeteer... 

I Am Rhythm

I Am Rhythm

A fresh, upbeat dance show that tells the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa. Rhythm is a 16-legged dance beast that will get you stomping and clapping to the mesmerising beats of traditional and urban dances... 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. A refreshing cup of green tea in the garden and a mesmerising zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David Johnstone. This visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese Butoh, Zen sages, and John Cage, with a gentle hint of mime and humour... 

Taiwan Season: Lost in Grey

Taiwan Season: Lost in Grey

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 soundtrack to create a hard-hitting and intensely human reflection of mental health disorders in Taiwan and beyond... 

May-We-Go-Round?

May-We-Go-Round?

May-We-Go-Round? is a collision of fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre. Two young women jangle through the merry-go-round of romance, taking audiences along for the bittersweet ride, swinging wildly between hilarious truths and intimate vulnerabilities... 

Bird

Bird

A vast and desolate world. One lone creature, starved of both food and friendship. With only a patch of soil to call her own, she must be ready to seize every small opportunity that might fly by… Created through inventive clowning, mime and visceral physicality, and enriched by a detailed and subtle soundscape which is performed live, Bird is a timeless tale of friendship, courage, magic and madness... 

Taiwan Season: NuShu

Taiwan Season: NuShu

NuShu is a coded script invented by women in Hunan, China to record their private thoughts and feelings. Handed down from one generation to another in a dialect men couldn’t understand, the language captures the happy and sorrowful experiences of the Hunan women... 

SKAL and Silent Space

SKAL and Silent Space

Silent Space crosses the boundaries between classical and contemporary Indian dance and between sound and silence. Dance Ihayami present a new powerful dance experience of voice, evocative rhythms, technical precision and striking geometry, featuring live music by flautist Marion Kenny... 

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... 

Underneath

Underneath

From award-winning and internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company Fishamble: The New Play Company, comes this extravagant one-man show. In Underneath, an ash-covered figure talks to the audience from beyond the grave, reliving their experiences and recounting them to us in a mixture of haunting and often comical ways... 

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... 

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... 

Pact With Pointlessness

Pact With Pointlessness

This is a show that asks big questions. A barrage of old time patter and online chatter fuel the slow, slow, quick, quick, slow cycles of coming and going, in an absurd piece triggered by life, death and what to do about it all... 

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... 

Oog

Oog

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. Secluded in an underground bunker, the war outside may be over, but the war inside a lost soldier’s mind has just begun... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Hey, I'm Alive!

Hey, I'm Alive!

A durational performance from the critically acclaimed, award-winning Creative Electric. Cystic fibrosis sufferers are discouraged from meeting one another as it increases the risk of infection... 

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... 

Give Me a Reason to Live

Give Me a Reason to Live

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. Taking the form of a series of tests, of body and of faith, and set to a mesmerising sound score, the work is a study in empathy; a live memorial to the disabled victims of the Nazi euthanasia program and the current disabled victims of the present UK government's so-called welfare reform... 

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... 

Taiwan Season: Gaze of the Kavaluan

Taiwan Season: Gaze of the Kavaluan

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 lily has long been the symbol of female chastity within those cultures, but its meaning has been tarnished over time and it is now little more than a narrow measure of perceived virtue... 

Nijinsky's Last Jump

Nijinsky's Last Jump

The rhythm of obsession, a journey into mental illness. The compulsions of a young Nijinsky and the inner life of an older Nijinsky come face-to-face in this sharp and moving show. Directed and choreographed by award-winning Kally Lloyd-Jones, artistic director of Company Chordelia... 

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... 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

A mindfulness start to your day. A refreshing cup of green tea in the garden and a mesmerising Zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David Johnstone. Back by popular demand, this visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese butoh, Zen sages, and John Cage, with a gentle hint of mime and humour... 

Falling in love with Frida

Falling in love with Frida

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 people and it creates the sense of being a privileged guest at a party with friends... 

Missing by David Bolger

Missing by David Bolger

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 loved ones, how does anyone deal with the disappearance of a parent, a child, a sibling, a friend?These are the questions at the core of Missing, a ‘dance poem’ by Irish company CoisCéim Dance Theatre... 

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

This is not for everyone. This is some weird, weird business. This is also excellent.Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music is one sense exactly what it says on the tin. It’s also a somewhat self-indulgent and very self-aware look at the concept of dancing to accompaniment and the entire concept of “extremely... 

iLove

iLove

A ravishing male duet. Harmony in love, work and life is a tricky alchemy. Are we truly ready to surrender our precious individuality in the pursuit of happiness? It's public too - when we openly declare ourselves a gay couple; nothing special, just an everyday reality... 

Will

Will

Welcome to a distorted world created for you from perversion, dark temptation and deepest intimacy. In this bizarre world you will experience a sense of the performers’ exposure in a beautifully crafted work from this ground breaking Italian company... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

A tasty pick and mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. There’s a totally new, invited programme every day, offering surprises and high quality dance diversions that show off fresh ideas and work hot from the studio, and you may even see an exclusive teaser for a festival show... 

Swing

Swing

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 barista, or resisting the dance floor when a Kylie classic roars on... 

Elvis’ Stardust and The Truth is Just a Plain Picture, Said Bob

Elvis’ Stardust and The Truth is Just a Plain Picture, Said Bob

Elvis lives! He has not left the building! Elvis' Stardust is a short, melancholic rhapsody of small gestures, hidden glances and distant rhythms. Comical, poignant and ghost-like, a messianic star whose swift destruction left only stardust... 

147 Questions About Love

147 Questions About Love

He mostly talks. She mostly dances. An intimate, charming, absurd conversation between a man, a woman and an audience. Get up close and personal with this unusual and tender duet, based on a novel made entirely of questions... 

Athletes

Athletes

Winner of The Place Prize for Dance 2013 sponsored by Bloomberg, Athletes is a work on competition viewed as tension between man and machine. Three enigmatic figures shift from solidarity to cruelty in a sparsely beautiful futuristic landscape created by the atmospheric, eye-slitting lights of Lucy Hansom and Michael Mannion... 

Eggs of Blessings

Eggs of Blessings

Eggs of Blessings is a portrayal of Taiwanese culture. The eggs passed around symbolise formation of new life and the continuation of generations. The red dye on the eggs suggests the joyfulness that new life has brought... 

iWitness and Special Edition

iWitness and Special Edition

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. Four brand new works will be presented over two weeks, created and danced by exquisite dancers from Scotland’s acclaimed national company... 

Taki Maori Haka Experience

Taki Maori Haka Experience

The Rhythm of New Zealand: Pulse, beat, chant, stamp, and clap at this this pop-up haka tribal experience from Auckland, New Zealand. A masterpiece in storytelling, unique and moving, experience the action thrills of Maori arts... 

Polska

Polska

Polska is a shockingly subversive way to explore that dodgy sympathy and empathy divide. Introducing a rocking soundtrack that includes Miles Davis (Bitches Brew), Polish folk tunes and The Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devil), this stunning solo aims to and succeeds in provoking a visceral gut reaction that’s triggered by your own personal and private guilty pleasures... 

Green Tea and Zen Baka

Green Tea and Zen Baka

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. This visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese Butoh, the Zen Buddhist sages, and John Cage, with just a gentle hint of mime and humour thrown in... 

Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead

Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead

Inspired by the traditional Paiwan (an aboriginal group of Taiwan) myth, Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead brings an epic love story to the stage. A contemporary dance piece with live music and folk singing that tells a touching and timeless love story... 

The Cut Tuk Show and Wonders of the Universe

The Cut Tuk Show and Wonders of the Universe

Close-up encounters of the silly kind. Take one award-winning Italian chef in a bikini, then add an adventure into the entire universe with three nice Welsh boys whilst listening to uber-geek Professor Brian Cox's dulcet tones… Martina the chef in the Cut Tuk Show cooks up a delicious little something live onstage ... 

Salon Mika

Salon Mika

Award winning cabaret king returns for ninth Festival Fringe. Burlesque-Haka, tribal erotica mingle amidst electronic-beats. Salon, that rare place where all forms of life, love, lust, and loss are embraced, with stories spoken from the dark side... 

Elvis’ Stardust and The Truth is Just a Plain Picture, Said Bob

Elvis’ Stardust and The Truth is Just a Plain Picture, Said Bob

Elvis lives! He has not left the building! Elvis' Stardust is a short, melancholic rhapsody of small gestures, hidden glances and distant rhythms. Comical, poignant and ghost-like, a messianic star whose swift destruction left only stardust...