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Alba Flamenca

Flamenco rhythms from highly skilled dancers.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Brazouka

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Inala

A mix of Western ballet and traditional Zulu song and dance with live music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 10 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 11 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sweet Mambo

Pina Bausch's piece of dance theatre about the relationship between the sexes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Circus Incognitus

Jamie Adkins Jamie Adkins is a performer in the vaudeville tradition of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. With no hi-tech distractions, his irresistible character heroically battles with the everyday objects of life, permanently on the verge of disaster… moving but hilarious. He treats the audience as a partner and as…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Majestic

£7 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Majestic

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Majestic

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Malasombra

auMents Visual Dance Theater An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. How would you feel if your shadow took over your soul and began exploring its own desires and urges? What would you do? How could you get it back? Are self-confidence and friendship with others enough to defeat…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£11 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£11 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£11 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Taki Maori Haka Experience

Taki Maori 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. Travel with us on a journey through the South Seas revealing authentic haka…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Back of the Bus

Java Dance Company Come ride the Red Bus through the streets of Edinburgh as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof. Physical comedy, kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to create a magical mystery tour. Fresh from sell-out seasons at 12 New Zealand and Australian arts festivals.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Meeting Point

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Meeting Point

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Meeting Point

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 21 Aug

Haka

New Zealand Season | Te Matatini Kapa Haka Experience twenty-five of New Zealand's finest Kapa Haka performers in an electrifying display of Maori performing arts; the bulging eyes, the protrusion of the tongue, the act of defiance - Haka! Raw emotion meets melodious harmonies in a thrilling and poignant tribute to the…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Icarus Falling

Scott Wings (Australia) Physical theatre, comedy and poetry combine in Scott Wings' fantasy tale Icarus Falling. Set inside the mythical Icarus as he plummets to the sea, this play explores gender, identity and love, all to a hip-hop soundtrack with feathers and wax. Highly imaginative, hilarious and raw, Icarus…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 6

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 6

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 6

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Object of My Affection

MurleyDance MurleyDance's The Object of My Affection explores the relationship we form with objects from iPods to thrones to our most treasured possessions. Which would we hate to lose more, the phone we rely on every day or our grandmother's ring that never leaves its box. Why does a throne hold so much power? And can…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£14 (£10)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£14 (£10)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Downstairs

£14 (£10)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Taekwon Percussion Performance: BIGABI

Taekwon Nanta Look for BIGABI, the finest Taekwondo players! These players will combine the beauty and spirit of traditional Korean percussion instruments with the power of Taekwon movements. The most advanced Taekwondo students from Jung Moo Kwan enter in to the battle to be selected as the members of BIGABI, the best…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 17 Aug

The Warriors: A Love Story

Ines Wurth Presents Searching through his grandmother’s trunk after her death, Eliot, a young musician, is transported into the past by the physical mementos he encounters. Moment after fractured moment reveals the intertwined lives of Ursula, a German dancer and survivor of the allied bombing of Dresden, and Glenn, an…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main House

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main House

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks '…a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals…' Times). Tibetan monks bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance from the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to the majestic brocade-costumed masked dances. Musical…

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Tue 19 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

A Simple Space

Aurora Nova presents Gravity & Other Myths Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensembles! In the award winning show that has captivated sell-out festival audiences world wide, seven young acrobats push themselves to their physical limits and beyond in an awe inspiring…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Bianco

NoFit State Circus Following last year’s explosive success, NoFit State returns with a re-invented version of Bianco, featuring brand new acts in their unique, subversive and sensational style. Bianco is a physical and sensual journey through a visceral landscape, inhabited by women and men, their fears, doubts and…

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

£15

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

£15

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

£15

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Circa: Beyond

Underbelly Productions Internationally acclaimed ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond… into a sublimely surreal, unexpectedly moving world of blindfolds, Rubik’s Cubes and rabbit heads. Strangely beautiful, and curiously tender this is a mysterious place where bestial comedy meets irreverent vaudeville, with a…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

McEwan Hall

£12 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£12 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Dirty Decadence

Theatre with Teeth When pleasure takes over logic. When seven close friends escape to a country estate for a weekend of fun things begin to fall apart when the group's indulgences cross the boundaries of friendship and love. Taking inspiration from Laura Wade's Posh, this piece infuses ballet with a modern narrative.

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 22 Aug

La Karina

Pola Dance Company by Dedi Alofer Student dancers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel reveal their explorations into the language of movement, which have led to the creation of a distinctive international contemporary dance style. For three years the students have been investigating through contemporary…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Maria Addolorata

C&C Company Winner of Jury Prize HiverÔclites 2014 Avignon, France. Suffering has no linear narrative: it hits us unexpectedly, unforeseeably, unstoppably. A two-person investigation on trying to survive this tidal moment, when pain becomes the driving force behind physical reactions. Our approach is to work in…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Old Lab

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Old Lab

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Old Lab

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Missing by David Bolger

CoisCéim Dance Theatre The double Fringe First winner CoisCéim Dance Theatre is back at Dancebase with Missing by David Bolger. Can you imagine what it might feel like if a loved one went missing? This dance poem is a reminder of the fragility and beauty of moments shared. Performed by the outstanding dancers Emma…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Origin

LSU Physical Theatre Origin tells an allegory of a fictitious species on a distant planet using aerial fabric and a football like structure three metres in diameter. Drawing inspiration from many sources including string theory, cell biology, evolution and cultural myths. All the performers are college students from…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 (£5) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 (£5) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 (£5) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 10 Aug

Polska

Agata Maszkiewicz 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…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio 1

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Pss Pss

Baccalà Clown Winners of the Cirque du Soleil Prize. Bronze Award in Moscow and China! Two contemporary clowns take to the stage to play out the game of desire and being two in a timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression. Poetic, surreal, funny, and infinitely enjoyable. These characters…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main House

£9 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main House

£9 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Random Acts

The Houston Press called Houston City Dance Company 'urban, edgy, and very explosive.' Praised by The Houston Chronicle for the dancers’ 'energy and precise technique'. City Dance Company brings its eclectic mix of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the second time. The performance spans…

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Gryphon 1

£15 / 07599 903210

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Gryphon 1

£15 / 07599 903210

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Gryphon 1

£15 / 07599 903210

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug back to top