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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

Move On the Cha-Cha's

Diane Ripstein in association with Nocas Productions From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55+. We’re introduced to a parade of unique characters joining the musical beat…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Absolutely Legless

Bringing traditional Irish music, song and dance alive. A high energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song. With fiddles, flutes and feet our fantastic dancers and live band promise to deliver an exhilarating dance and music experience. The group have gained international acclaim having performed in the USA, Europe and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amy

Athena Dance Company Concerning change and development in the body's condition during one's lifetime and after a breakdown, while unfolding the relationship with a partner, battling inner demons, the crisis and a broken body. Based on the life story of Amy Winehouse. Choreographer Afina says, ‘I was looking for forms…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Big Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Big Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

The dynamic choreographer, Éowyn Emerald, makes her European debut with an ambitious body of work. Physical, poetic, technically demanding and emotionally complex, the inspired programme reveals an artist hailed as ‘an Emerald among Portland's interlocking renaissance of dance’ (Orartswatch.com). Based in the thriving…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£4 (£3) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£4 (£3) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£4 (£3) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lucia August / Everybody Can Dance A world premiere of experimental postmodern dance and improvisation. Leading edge themes inform my work and override beliefs that dancers must stop dancing because of artificial limits. By virtue of my very presence on stage, I encourage the audience to take seriously a dance artist…

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£4

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£4

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 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.

Tue 19 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

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.

Am I

LCP Dance Theatre, choreographed by Joanna Puchala LCP Dance Theatre, a BBC Performing Arts Award 2011 Winner in a dance theatre production Am I, explores the complicated tale of victim and trafficker wherein both are slaves: often the roles bleed into each other making it difficult to see the line between either…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Theatre

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Theatre

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Bal Moderne

A dance film event with archival footage and live music inspired by the songs and dances of wartime Europe. The audience is invited to dress up in period clothes and join in the dancing (no experience of rhythm necessary).

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 16 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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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 @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Gnosis

Dance piece looking at the idea of the 'knowledge within' and the inner and outward battles of human characters.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

I AM

Dance piece which took its inspiration from Colin McCahon's painting Victory over Death 2.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

Inala Conversation

Find out what goes on in the mind in the people behind dance piece Inala.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Jekyll and Hyde

Headlock Theatre Eminent scientist Dr Henry Jekyll believes he has created a new cure for depression. In a bid for his colleagues’ approval, he agrees to self-test the drug, but he soon comes face-to-face with his disturbed alter-ego, Hyde. Pulled into the violent underbelly of London, Jekyll struggles to win a war…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 16 Aug

La Niña Barro

Fronteiras Theatre Lab/ Free Festival Nothing more natural than clay and water to give shape to woman and understand that her, like Earth, was once young and brave, strong and unbreakable, old and tired, weak and broken. And able to give herself and others life, meaning, flesh and self-awareness. Nothing links better…

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Marcel Vol I: Italian Politics as a Work of Art

A tribute to the revolutionary works or Marcel Duchamp, this dance performance tries to turn art into grotesque politics.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

O Snap

Arch 8 Dance Group (Netherlands) present a dance performance about finding your own identity in an overloaded world. Ages 12+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Patria

A look at the physical and cultural impact the Spanish Civil War had on the country through the music of Federico García Lorca.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 27 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tetris

Arch 8 Dance Group (Netherlands) present a contemporary piece that starts as a game of interlocking shapes and morphs into an exploration of individuality, team work and how you can change the world to fit who you are. Ages 6+.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30