Boasting some of the most talented artists from Beijing No. 4 School, Young China Shines Beijing returns to Edinburgh for a one day only unique dance event special. Part of China Fringe Festival, the show includes 40 plus students and dedicates an evening to beautiful, traditional Chinese dance and a dynamic modern street dance combination. The group has performed in US and Europe for the past two years.
XD is an emoticon that represents a smiling face, massively used in blogs, chat rooms and in general in the written telecommunications. This piece shapes space and time in the structure of a comic. The stage is cut apart in small frames of visual space establishing with the spectator a contract that allows them to see just what happens inside those borders while everything else is purely functional. A dazzling dance piece filled with references varying from manga comics to advertising, and pornography to fashion, creating images that will linger in the spectator’s mind.
This interactive workshop focuses on useful lessons and tips for when writing plays for children and young people. It will include excerpts performed from a selection of award-winning plays from Trinity’s International Playwriting Competition. Find out more about writing and producing a winning play along with how to get published and possibly even win £1000! The International Playwriting Competition aims to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world. A 2012 competition winner said ‘winning this competition has boosted my confidence and ambition to pursue a career in writing.’
Venue: Fringe Central: Concourse
Meet other Fringe Festivals from across the globe and find out how you can take part. Meet the organisers in person to discover all the opportunities to get your work seen across the UK and internationally.
Wine School at the Fringe presents off the beaten rack - hidden gems for the adventurous wine explorer. Join Claire Blackler for this guided tasting tour of alternative wines.
The Last Tuesday Society welcomes Professor Richard Wiseman for an evening of ectoplasm and uncanny spectacle as we cross the other side and communicate with the deceased. Don't miss the chance to speak to Arthur Conan Doyle or quip with Oscar Wilde as tables wobble and levitate off the floor. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Discover how your brain really works and why we make mistakes when it comes to writing with Granta Assistant Editor and grammar nerd Yuka Igarashi. Expect expert scientific analysis and prepare to get to know your brain better than you ever have. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Venue: Fringe Central: Meeting Room
WGGB is the union negotiating writers’ terms with broadcasters, theatres, etc; lobbying in Westminster, Edinburgh and Brussels; advising members over work issues. Find out more – and join.
Venue: Zoo: The Monkey House
By revealing our bodies do we expose who we are? Is nudity a necessary means of self-expression? Four female dancers pose these questions in a fusion of dance and music, the male and female principle, and the fragile contradiction between the intimate and the public, to challenge the viewer in this dance piece about beauty, hypocrisy and satisfaction. Together with One Step Before the Fall and S/he is Nancy/Joe, this performance is part of the Czech Dance Showcase initiated by the Czech Centre London and Nová sít.
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