Three interactive dance shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Prance, swing, shimmy or whirl your way along to one of these participatory shindigs

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This article is from 2014.

Three interactive dance shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Bal Moderne

This is Ceilidh

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.

Bal Moderne

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.

This is Contemporary Ice Skating

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).

This article is from 2014.

Bal Moderne

  • 3 stars

A dance film event with archival footage and live music inspired by the songs and dances of wartime Europe. The audience is invited to dress up in period clothes and join in the dancing (no experience of rhythm necessary).

This is Contemporary Ice Skating

Aurora Nova presents Le Patin Libre Ice skating, but not as we know it! Amidst the spins and sequins of traditional figure skating, a group of irreverent yet world class athletes have turned away from the ageing traditions of On Ice entertainment in order to develop their own contemporary and acrobatic dance style.

This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience. Come prepared to party, anything could happen. www.thisisceilidh.com. Age category: PG

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