City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


EIF 2017 Dance Preview

Rain performend by Rosas - choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

EG dance editor Vivian Devlin previews the Edinburgh International Festival programme.

The Living Room, Summerhall, Review

The Living Room - Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards © Ilaria Costanzo-8182.jpg

We are shown into a large square room where we join other guests already seated on comfortable sofas and chairs.

Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Ballet, Review

Scottish Ballet in Emergence by Crystal Pite

One of the most innovative French choreographers, Angelin Preljocaj is renowned for the range of his work from classic narrative ballets to experimental concepts in movement, inspired by Merce Cunning

EIF 2016: Measure For Measure, Review

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A stripped back Measure For Measure from Cheek by Jowl and Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre bares the soul of Shakespeare’s ‘problem’ play.

EIF 2016: Chotto Desh, EICC, Review

Chotto Desh - photo credit Dennis Alamanos

When Akram’s mobile phone messes up his diary and erroneously shows his location as Berlin, he finds himself connected to ideas of memory, homeland and identity.

RED, Dancebase, Review


We all struggle with internal conflicts, we all move to the edge of the emotional abyss from time to time.

EIF 2016: Natalia Osipova & Guests Review

Run Mary Run

Natalia Osipova is taking a break from the day-job as Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet to try her hand at some contemporary dance routines.

Closer By Circa, Udderbelly's Pasture, Review


Despite huge expectations due to Circa’s formidable reputation, their latest show, Closer, still manages to surprise and excite.

May-We-Go-Round?, Dance Base, Review

May We Go Round

Vitality runs as a strong current through this piece. Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron have devised an autobiographical dance piece which is touching, endearing and funny.

monumental, Playhouse, EIF Review

monumental - EIF 2016

With written warnings that this performance contains loud music - and they’re not joking - monumental, from Vancouver dance company Holy Body Tattoo and Montreal-based, post-rock band Godspee