This article is from 2009.
Michael Clark Company
Scotland’s most famous, and infamous, dance son returns to the fold with an exciting new piece commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival. Inspired by the music of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, Clark’s full-on choreography is sure to blow your socks off.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, Fri 28–Mon 31 Aug, 8pm, £8–£28.
Back at the Edinburgh International Festival for the fourth time in five years, Scottish Ballet presents an impressive triple-bill featuring works from 1948, 1973 and a world premier for 2009.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 4 Sept, 7.30pm; 5 Sept, 2.30 & 7.30pm, £10–£42.
Everything Must Go
Not dance per se, but a cracking show from the Dance & Physical Theatre section of the Fringe programme well worth checking out. A daughter pays tribute to her dead father, and there’s not a dry eye in the house.
Augustine’s, 51 0022, until 31 Aug, 5.45, £8–£9 (£6–£7).
Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break
Great comic timing, top tunes and funky hip hop moves from Rannel theatre company, as two bored decorators find ways to pass the time.
Zoo Southside, 662 6892, until 31 Aug, 12.50pm, £10 (£8).
Butoh meets performance art, picking up burlesque and cabaret along the way. One of those unique Fringe gems that’s well worth seeking out.
C, 0845 260 1234, until 31 Aug, 10.55pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50–£10.50).