Three interactive dance shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
- Colin Robertson
- 2 August 2014
This article is from 2014
Prance, swing, shimmy or whirl your way along to one of these participatory shindigs
After a successful one-off performance at last year’s Fringe, the show that combines Ceilidh, the dance you’ll most likely have done with your grandparents at Hogmanay, with a rowdy party atmosphere returns to Edinburgh and is tipped by many to be one of the sleeper hits of the festival.
Assembly George Square Gardens, 623 3030, until 24 Aug (not 11), 11pm, £16--£18.
Inspired by the song and dance culture of First World War-era Europe, Bal Moderne invites participants to really get into the swing of things by dressing up in period outfits to immerse themselves in the routines, which have been specifically designed for those who have rudimentary experience in dance.
The Hub, 473 2000, 15–17 Aug, 2.30pm, £12.
Mixing ice skating with contemporary dance styles, a group of young and irreverent Franco-Canadian upstarts, who have backgrounds in traditional figure skating, present this performance art piece which showcases their aerobic, expressive approach, and challenges the concepts of ice skating itself. Followed by a self-proclaimed ‘party on the ice’.
Murrayfield Ice Rink, 07532 181402, 3–4, 9–11, 13, 17, 20 & 22–23 Aug, times vary, £15 (£13) (£38 family ticket).