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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

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 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

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

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 back to top

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

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

Fri 1 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

This is Brasil - The Show

The World Festival This is Brasil - the real Brasil… The sexiest summer samba party of the festival. Freestyle football, thrilling dance, explosive percussion. Zouk lambada, favela funk. Unstoppable rhythm, jaw-dropping acrobatics, breathless football magic. 20 gorgeous performers from streets of Rio and Bahia set the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Grand

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Grand

£17 (£15) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Grand

£17 (£15) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Cheap bar. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome. Good exercise, great fun. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Early Doors

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Athletes

Riccardo Buscarini / Tir Danza 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…

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 12 more dates until 17 Aug

La Karina

Pola Dance Company by Dedi Alofer Student dancers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 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 dance the…

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.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Rhythmic Circus Home-grown hoofers from the USA hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Heatbox the human beatbox joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Rainy Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Rainy Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Black Grace

New Zealand Season | Black Grace For their Fringe debut, Black Grace presents a collection of short dance works spanning nearly 20 years including: the iconic Minoi – drawn from Samoan dance traditions and fused with western culture: Human Language (2nd movement)- the first Black Grace work to feature female dancers…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Central

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Central

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 22 Aug

Sonics in Duum

Sonics Duum pays homage to the legendary underworld of Agharta. The audience will be catapulted into a mystical place where Sonics will bring you colours, rules, rhythms and secrets. Breathtaking aerial acrobatics and athletic performances, unusual scenic structures tell how people try to make the Duum, the jump…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Debating Hall

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

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

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 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

Fri 1 Aug

studio 6

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

studio 6

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

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.

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

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 back to top

Kid Box

Feng Dance Theatre (Taiwan) / Performance Infinity Starting with a childhood game, Kid explores the complex relationship between mother and child through simple lighting and sound design, extraordinary movement and unbelievable imagination. ‘At birth I opened my eyes and saw the world; at night I close my eyes and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Pianist

By Thomas Monckton (New Zealand) and Circo Aereo (Finland) A comic contemporary circus piece centred on, in, under, and around a grand piano. At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist‘s pianist. Before he realises it, his show has transformed from the highbrow concert he hoped for into a spectacularly…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Central

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Central

£12 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Central

£12 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Bromance

Underbelly Productions in association with Barely Methodical Troupe present Bromance - Noun (informal) 1. A close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st cent: blend of brother and romance. Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual. Audacious but awkward. Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of the…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Topside

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Topside

£13 (£12) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Topside

£13 (£12) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Teatro Delle Moire and Anna Nowicka 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. Anna Nowicka's quirky, gymnastic…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

La Loba

Lenka Vagnerová & Company Burdened with an unbearable destiny, a woman wanders the wilderness with a bag of bones. An ancient folktale steeped in mystery brought to life through movement and song by two remarkable artists, dancer, Andrea Opavská and singer, Jana Vébrová. ‘Lenka Vagnerová’s latest artistic creation…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug back to top