Hitlist - the best Festival dance

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  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007

Hitlist - the best Festival dance


Into the Hoods London’s Zoo Nation are back at the Fringe for another helping of hilarious five star hip hop dance theatre. Truly unmissable. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 7.30pm, £15.50–£19.50 (£13.50–£15.50).

Impressing the Czar Acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe’s rarely performed masterpiece hits Edinburgh. Prepare to be wowed. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 473 2000, 18–20 Aug, 7.30pm, £9.50–£40.

Scottish Ballet
Triple bill of fast-paced, exhilarating dance from Scotland’s national ballet company, back at the International Festival for the third year running. Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 18 & 20 Aug, 7.30pm; 19 Aug, 4pm, £8–£40.

Ballerina Who Loves a B-Boy The finest Korean breakdancers in town – treat yourself to headspins, streetdance and a wee bit of ballet. clubWEST@Hilton, 07720 285 550, 7.45pm, until 24 Aug, £12 (£9).

Tap Olé 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, 0131 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not Tues), 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, Freemason’s Hall, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 20), 10.15pm, £12–£13 (£10–£11).

ZooNation - Into the Hoods

An urban fairy tale from ZooNation choreographer Kate Prince, loosely based on Stephen Sondheim's revolutionist musical 'Into the Woods'. 'Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007'

Scottish Ballet

The highly regarded national company present an autumn bill featuring 'Fearful Symmetries', choreographed by Ashley Page, 'Apollo' by George Balanchine, 'Chasing Ghosts' by Diana Loosmoore and 'Afternoon of a Fawn' by Jerome Robbins.

Impressing the Czar

An ambitious look at the history of Western civilisation, presented by the Royal Ballet of Flanders and guided by choreographer William Forsythe. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'

Scottish Ballet: Edinburgh International Festival 2007

A collection of pieces from Scottish Ballet: the award-winning 'For MG: The Movie and 'Fearful Symmetries', as well as the world premiere of 'Ride the Beast', choreographed by Stephen Petronio. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'


  • 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.

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'

Ballerina Who Loves a B-Boy

  • 5 stars

If you see just one Korean breakdance show this year... 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.