City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

This week the Traverse is hosting its fifth dance festival, showcasing five dance companies, on five consecutive nights, from across Scotland and the UK.

EIF 2013: Don Quichotte du Trocadéro Review

What should you do if two men walk on stage, then, for no apparent reason whatsoever, one of them suddenly opens his enormous mouth and wails like an insane banshee at the audience?

EIF 2013: The Rite of Spring Review

Rite of Spring dancers

The Rite of Spring, when first performed in 1913, stirred emotions to such an extent that members of the audience attacked each other, and then the orchestra, hurling anything available in their di

EIF 2013: L.A. Dance Project Review

Quintett - LA Dance Project

L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective co-founded in 2012 by the choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied and composer Nico Muhly with associate artistic producers.

The Dance Dome Review

Dance Base dome

Sitting outside Dance Base at the Grassmarket is the Dance Dome: a portable 360° cinema, with comfy seats inside that allow you to recline a little and take in the dizzying experience of being

EIF 2013, On Behalf of Nature, Review

Chorus in Meredith Monk's On Behalf of Nature

There are elements to the 2013 EIF programme which are forever 1970s’s America, with performances by Philip Glass and Patti Smith and works from Laurie Anderson and Frank Zappa.

EIF 2013: Scottish Ballet Dance Odysseys, Contemporary Classics Review

From 14' 20" Jiri Kylian

As a refreshing change from the formal, fully staged performances, this selection of short small scale chamber pieces is part of the diverse Dance Odysseys programme.

EIF 2013: Scottish Ballet, Dance Odysseys - Duets Review

Jealousy - from Duets

The Fringe-style studio space on stage at the Festival Theatre creates the perfect close up view of these five, very short, intimate duets.

EIF 2013: Scottish Ballet, Dance Odysseys: Sea of Troubles & Silhouette Review

From Silhouette, Scottish Ballet

The opening night of an inspirational four day dance festival by Scottish Ballet was a double bill: Kenneth MacMillan’s Shakespearian waltz, Sea of Troubles, and Christopher Hampson’s s

Echolalia Review

Echolalia Photo

Echolalia is the term applied to the habit of repeating others’ speech, often found in those with conditions such as autism.