Festival dance hitlist
This article is from 2008.
Bale de Rua
Hip hop, salsa and capoeira combine in this expressive five-star celebration of life in Brazil. Dynamic and joyful stuff, not to be missed. Assembly @ Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 25 Aug, 6.50pm, £15–£17 (£14–£15).
The Vanishing Point
Spectacular five-star acrobatic stilt drama from this multi-talented San Franciscan company. Sweet ECA, 0870 2410136, until 24 Aug (not 18 & 19), 8pm, £8.50–£9 (£7.50–£8).
The International Festival brings Australia's Chunky Move dance company to Edinburgh for the first time. A dazzling fusion of light and sound awaits you. Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 17-19 Aug, 8pm, £8–£28.
Steve Reich Evening
Two groundbreakers in their respective fields come together in this night of choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the legendary Steve Reich. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 15-17 Aug, 7.30pm, £10–£28.
Scottish Dance Theatre
A double-bill of captivating dance from Scotland's national contemporary dance company, featuring choreography by Hofesh Shechter and Liv Lorent. Zoo Southside, 662 6892, until 24 Aug (not 18), 6.30pm, £10 (£8).
Children of the Khmer
An inspirational hour of music, song and dance by this ensemble of talented young performers from Cambodia. Uplifting and beautifully synchronised. The World @ St George's West, 07521 050265, until 24 Aug, 4pm, £12 (£10; children £5).
State of Matter
A fast, furious fusion of contemporary and street dance, all dressed up in sharp suits and youthful attitude by the new improved 2FaCeD DaNcE Company. Udderbelly's Pasture, 0844 5458252, until 25 Aug (not 13), 4pm, £12–£14.50 (£10–£13.50)