Hitlist - the best Festival dance

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  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007

Maximum Crew

Maximum Crew


Dance Base Presents . . . With four programmes and a kids show to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Scotland’s National Centre for Dance. Contemporary, Indian, hip hop, dance theatre – it’s all here and more. Dance Base, 225 5525, 10–18 Aug (not 13), times vary, £11 (£7); Previews 8 & 9 Aug, £6–£8.

On Danse The International Festival dance programme gets off to a fine start with this unique show from France’s Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu. Playhouse, 473 2000, 11–13 Aug, 8pm, £8–£28.

Maximum Crew Breakdance spectacular from one of Korea’s hottest b-boy crews. Assembly@Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, £12–£13 (£10–£11).

Tap Ole Entertaining mix of tap dance and classical Spanish guitar from this hugely talented foursome. C, Chambers Street, 0845 260 1234, until 27 Aug, 5.15pm, £8.50–£10.50 (£5.50–£9.50).

Incarnat Easily one of the most disturbing but compelling shows at this year’s Fringe. Brazil’s Lia Rodriquez Companhia use blood, blood and more blood to highlight the suffering of the world. Assembly Aurora Nova, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not Tue), 9.30pm, £12–£13 (£9–£10).

Meli Melo II High camp meets technically skilled dancing in this fun show parodying everything from ballet to ice dance. Assembly Universal Arts, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), 10.15pm, 12–£13 (£10–£11).

Dance Base

Four programmes and a kids show to pick from including Indian, hip hop and dance theatre - it's all here and more!

On Danse

Inspired by Rameau's operas, this production revels in the extravagant pleasures of the 18th century, crossing boundaries in its aim to bring a libertine beauty and light hearted surrealism to the stage. This multi-media adaptation, including a trampoline, is the brainchild of creative choreographers Jose Montalvo and…


  • 4 stars

Acclaimed Brazilian dance company Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Dancas return with a series of short dance pieces about life in the 'favelas', or shantytowns, of Rio de Janeiro. Shockingly moving choreography which leaved you seared by the imagery.'Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007'

Tap Ole

  • 4 stars

Uniquely Spanish approach to dance from a company who fuse virtuoso flamenco guitar with the elegance of tap.

Maximum Crew

  • 4 stars

Incredible synchronised routines from one of the biggest hop hop dance crews in Korea. 'Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007'

Meli Melo II

  • 4 stars

Parisian dance troupe The Chicos Mambos parody the dance world from within, with expert knowledge. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

Dance Base presents...

Four shows presenting a fresh variety of styles from around the world. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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