Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012: Dance highlights
- Kelly Apter
- 11 July 2012
This article is from 2012
Flash Mob, Rhythmic Circus, What the Folk! and more
All those who saw Ponydance Theatre Company’s laugh-out-loud funny 2011 Fringe show, Where Did it All Go Right? will be hoping that the Irish troupe hit the spot again this year. Odds on, they will, so don’t miss it.
Silk Nightclub, King’s Stables Road, 0131 226 0000, 3–16 Aug (not 6, 13), 8pm, £12 (£10).
Stars of So You Think You Can Dance, Got to Dance, and a myriad of other TV step shows team up to bring us a melange of hip hop, Latin, contemporary, Irish dance and more. Expect accessibility that stays true to the artform.
Assembly Hall, Mound Place, 0131 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 14), 6pm, £14.50–£17.50 (£12–£15.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £10.
Given the amount of training this American tap dance group has clearly undergone, failure of any kind seems highly unlikely. Dancing on a range of surfaces, including sand and folding chairs, they turn their feet into percussive instruments.
Assembly George Square, 0131 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 13, 20), 3.40pm, £15–£17 (£13–£15). Previews 1–3 Aug, £10.
Featuring 25 young dancers from London’s Pineapple Studios, this narrative streetdance show follows one man’s story, from the violence of the ghetto to the discipline of the military.
Surgeons Hall, Nicolson Street, 0845 508 8515, 13–18 Aug, 4.20pm, £7 (£5).
Due to perform this show at last year’s Fringe, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland had to bow out at the last minute, much to everyone’s distress. So three huge cheers that this site-specific mix of storytelling and shindig is back for 2012.
Dance Base, Grassmarket, 0131 225 5525, 3–19 Aug (not 6, 13), 3pm, 6pm, £12 (£10).