Dance highlights at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival
Including Cambuyón, Booking Dance Festival Showcase, Ménage à Trois and The Lock In
This article is from 2013.
The Lock In
Dubbed ‘the UK’s number one folk and hip hop extravaganza’, it seems a fairly safe bet this is the only folk and hip hop show doing the rounds. Two seemingly disparate worlds come together in this critically acclaimed breakdance/Morris dance shindig, set in a local pub.
Zoo Southside, 3–16 Aug.
From the Canary Islands to the Edinburgh Fringe, this high-energy percussion show has feelgood written all over it. Blending hip hop and tap dance, and using wooden crates, boards and their own bodies and voices to create sound, the performers explore the history of rhythm.
Assembly Roxy, 31 Jul–26 Aug.
Booking Dance Festival Showcase
Now in its fifth year, this ‘festival within a festival’ brings us a diverse line-up of dance from the United States. Enjoy bite-size chunks at the daily showcase, or delve a little deeper at the weekend double bill.
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 14–18 Aug.
Ménage à Trois
Performer Claire Cunningham takes us into her world in this humorous, touching show about love, longing and her 20-year relationship with crutches. Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, with video artist Gail Sneddon providing the striking, perfectly integrated visuals.
Paterson’s Land, 9–25 Aug.
Born in rural Zimbabwe, but based in London since 1998, choreographer Bawren Tavaziva explores the differences between African and western culture, and looks at money, power and religion in this fast-paced work inspired by the seven deadly sins.
Zoo Southside, 19–26 Aug.