City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


The Dream of Sancho Review

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In 2009 the Beijing Film Academy brought an acclaimed multimedia production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the Fringe.

Teddy and Topsy Review

The American dancer Isadora Duncan is perhaps remembered for her tragic early death aged 50 in 1927 in a freak accident.

EIF 2009: Scottish Ballet Review

EIF 2009: Scottish Ballet

Celebrating its 40th birthday (and a new £11 million Glasgow home), it is timely indeed for Scottish Ballet to be invited back to the EIF with a triple bill spanning 60 years of classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Michael Clark New Work Review

EIF 2009: Michael Clark dance

Walking down to my seat in the front stalls, I quickly see that the Playhouse is packed up to the Gods.

Titanic and the Band Played On Review

Fringe 2009: Titanic and the Band Played On

Although listed under Dance in the Fringe programme, this is not a dance performance per se, but more of a dramatised play with film, music and short dance sequences. This devised theatrical piece based on Titanic survivors' stories is performed by a group of six young dance and performing arts students.

A Visitation Review

Fringe 2009: A Visitation

The title and starting point for this new work by Norwegian choreographer, Ina Christel Johannessen, is a gothic story by Polish writer and artist Bruno Schulz. Set in a strange house with a maze of forgotten rooms, it describes images of shadows above the lampshade, ghostlike shoots and branches and dark smiling mouths.

Zeitgeist Review

Fringe 2009: Zeitgeist

It's not every day that you see almost completely naked performers pull pieces of chocolate out from between their pants and crotch and offer this not quite so tempting where-have-they-been-morsels

Kataklo Athletic Dance Theatre's 'Love Machines' Review

Fringe 2009: Kataklo Athletic Dance machines

The Italian dance company Kataklo give an exciting and incredibly agile performance which holds the audience enthralled right through their performance.

Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray

Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tale of the obsessive need to remain youthful and how a soul can be corrupted when that person no longer accepts the disfigurement

Bale de Rua

This is fantastically exciting show which no one should miss!