Dance Hitlist

  • The List
  • 30 July 2009

This article is from 2009.

Dance Hit List

All the shows that have got The List moving

Capoeira Knights: The Boys from Brazil These athletic dancers took the 2008 Fringe by storm, and they’re back to do it all over again. Music, dance, backflips and some of the finest six packs in Edinburgh this August. The World @ St George’s West, 07761 716 929, 7–31 Aug, 9pm, £15–£18 (£5–£14). Preview 6 Aug, 9pm, £12 (£5–£10).

Still Breathing 2FaCeD DaNcE Company blends hip hop with contemporary to create an energetic hybrid where both styles win. Young, energetic and definitely worthy of your attention. Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 9–31 Aug (not 17 & 24), 4.30pm, £12–£13 (£10–£11). Previews 7–8 Aug, 4.30pm, £9.

Tap Kids
Some of the most talented young tap dancers in America head for the Fringe in this entertaining show about high school life. New Town Theatre, 0844 477 1000, 5.45pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10). Previews 5–6 Aug, 7.45pm, £7.50.

Taking all the majesty and awe of the circus and fusing it with beautiful movement, Australian company, Circa joins three of its shows together to make one big exciting Fringe experience. Assembly @ Assembly Hall, 8–31 Aug (not 10, 17 & 24), 4.30pm, £14.50–£16 (£13–£15). Previews 6–7 Aug, 4.30pm, £5.

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break
Hip hop in overalls, as two breakdancers take on the role of bored decorators in this humorous new show from Rannel Theatre. Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 9–31 Aug, 12.50pm, £10 (£8). Previews 7–8Aug, 12.50pm, £7.

Capoeira Knights: The Boys from Brazil

The award-winning six packs return. 'Spectacular dance show... packed with muscle, backflips, blistering samba beats... a big hunk of upbeat Brazilian soul. A jaw-dropping performance' (Scotsman). A Capoeira explosion. Brazilliant!


  • 5 stars

Thrilling and moving. Tightly connected acrobatic sequences, intricate scenes and hauntingly beautiful moments. Physical poetry and extraordinary circus skills combine, bathed in layers of sound, light and projection. C!rca has received standing ovations around the world.

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break

  • 5 stars

A hilarious and exhilarating performance about two bored decorators with time on their hands and beats in their heads. Combines hip-hop and comedy theatre to create something thrillingly unique.

Still Breathing

  • 3 stars

Award-winning 2FaCeD return with a highly-charged, gritty new work exploring the space we occupy. Stunning athleticism, explosive abstract breaking and masculine vulnerability, set to an electrifyingly intense soundtrack. 'A force to be reckoned with' - **** (Scotsman).

Tap Kids

  • 4 stars

Upbeat, passionate, energetic - the dance world's equivalent of 'High School Musical'. Eight phenomenal tap dancers tell the story of high school senior year. Drama at the dance, mischief in detention, romance and graduation.

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