City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Dance


EIF 2015, Ballett Zurich, The Playhouse, Review

Scene from Sonett by Ballett Zurich (photo credit, Judith Schlosser).

At the end of the UK premiere of ‘Kairos’ last night, Ballett Zurich received a standing ovation from the Playhouse audience, as the dancers took another curtain call to the cheers from the front Stal

Artificial Things, Zoo Southside, Review

Artificial Things

Stopgap Dance Company is renowned for their inclusive productions, integrating both disabled and non-disabled performers in an exploration of trust and interdependent dance that challenges the percept

Bluebeard, Spotlites, Review

Headlock Theatre's Bluebeard

I saw this show on the penultimate day of its Fringe run and whilst this review may not help their attendance numbers hopefully it will pay forward into any future work this company presents.

EIF 2015: Lo Real / Le Reel / The Real, Festival Theatre, Review

Lo Real / Le Réel /  The Real

Lo Real is an intense and uncomfortable theatrical experience that apparently does not appeal to everyone.

Special Edition 2015: Scottish Ballet dancers, Dance Base, Review

Sophie Laplane and Daniel Kirspuu in Ink of Innocence (photo credit, Karen Harms, courtesy of Scottish Ballet)

A small ensemble of Scottish Ballet dancers have been given the great opportunity to present a selection of new work at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Just Festival: Flame and Fury, Central Hall, Review

Martin Swan 01.jpg

It was Martin Swan's name that attracted me to this show, for Martin runs the UK's largest online violin shop.

Homme | Animal, Greenside @ Nicolson Sq, Review

Vendetta Mathea, during a residence at La Manufacture, experimented, designed and developed both the physical movement and soundscape for this hour-long dance experience.

Balletronic, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Balletronic

I first heard of this show through Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.

Blind Man’s Song, Pleasance Dome, Review

Blind Man's Song, Edinburgh Fringe 2015, courtesy Francois Verbeek 7.jpg

A wordless dreamlike tribute to love and loss.

Tristissimo, Zoo Southside, Review

Tristissimo production photo

There can be turbidity in the world of dance. Classic styles are compelling but if not developed and progressed they can become torpid and stagnate. And yet so many choreographers play safe. They do not push against the envelope they are asphyxiated by it.