City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Dance


Hamish Henderson Celebrated: Summer School, Ceilidh & Theatre Showcase Scotland’s Folk Legend

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“Maker, ye maun sing them…
Tomorrow, songs
Will flow free again, and new voices
Be borne on the carrying stream.”
(Hamish Henderson)

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

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A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2019-2020 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Edinburgh International Festival

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The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 72nd anniversary in 2019. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

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The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2019 will see 3,841 shows in 323 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are hundreds of free shows and pay-what-you-want shows at the Fringe as well.

"Primavera Flamenca" by TuFlamenco -LEITH FESTIVAL-

TuFlamenco brings "Primavera Flamenca" (Tablao Flamenco) to the Leith Festival.

TuFlamenco Festival - Dance Student Performance

At last the 1st Edition of TuFlamenco Festival -Dance Students Show- in Edinburgh is nearly here.

Step Dance Showcase Explores Treepling for Contemporary Performers

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The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance in Scotland’s capital

Flamenco Soul

Flamenco Soul brings you the intensity and passion of an authentic Andalucian flamenco performance right in the heart of Edinburgh.