Venue: SpaceCabaret @ 54
Jake Morrell and his band are returning to the Fringe for their second year. With a winning combination of lively contemporary folk this band will be sure to get your feet tapping and leave you with a smile.
Want to go to Australia? Not before Bruce checks you out! Songs and poetry about beer, the outback and poms. Join in and receive a prize along with a little observational banter!
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Meet Chloe. She likes cherry sambuca, karaoke and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she's a boxer. London, 2012. Women step into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time. Can Chloe prove she's worth the title?
Venue: C venues - C
An evening of work performed by Aakash Odedra, exploring different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language. 'It's the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event... establishes Odedra as a dancer to follow' (Guardian). www.aakashodedra.com
Venue: Sweet Grassmarket
Through dance, drama and music experience a spellbinding, humorous look at contemporary South Africa through the eyes of the big five animals. Is that vision at the expense of the animal man fears the most - himself?
A heartbreaking meeting in a forest, Dylan meets Dylan, a slaughter in Portobello, and various wayward romantic fictions. Story songs, catchy and wry! ‘Accomplished mood-setter and lyricist’ (Skinny). www.normanlamont.com
Venue: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
The Rite of Spring (2011) - Dance Odysseys Performed by Scottish BalletChoreography Christopher HampsonMusic Igor Stravinsky Intense and visceral, Christopher Hampson’s vision of The Rite of Spring, created originally for Atlanta Ballet, is presented 100 years after the original production revolutionised the world of dance and music. Set to Stravinsky’s exhilaratingly infl uential score, Hampson uses three dancers – two men and a woman – to reinvent the now infamous story of remorseless human sacrifi ce with brutal physicality and primal energy in this challenging work that examines themes of violence, obedience and domination. Sunday 18 August 8.00pmMain Theatre Tickets £18 £15 £12 £10eif.co.uk/riteofspring
Venue: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
This seminal work from American dancer and choreographer Glen Tetley was also the starting point of his now iconic choreographic style – combining modern dance with the elongated line and aerial bravuraof ballet. It is a style he perfected through his professional career performing leading roles in the Martha Graham Dance Company as well as with American Ballet Theatre.
Inspired by the three principal characters from the commedia dell’arte, it is a poetic, humorous and dramatic interpretation of composer Arnold Schoenberg’s revolutionary work of the same name.
Saturday 17 August 8.00pmMain Theatre Tickets £18 £15 £12 £10eif.co.uk/pierrotlunaire
Venue: The Queen's Hall
Andreas Haefliger Piano Schubert Piano Sonata in G D894Beethoven Piano Sonata in B flat Op106 ‘Hammerklavier’ Two titans of the piano repertoire are performed by the formidable Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, whose combination of luxuriant richness and steely control in his impeccable playing have earnt himworldwide acclaim. Although his earlier works had been conceived for the wooden fortepiano, Beethoven needed the modern, metal-framed pianoforte to unleash his ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata on the world, and he pushes the instrument to its limits in the Sonata’s hugely powerful, dramatic music. Before the interval, and in complete contrast, Schubert’s G major Sonata is a study in serenity, peace and luminosity, the ideal setting for Haefliger’s poetic insights. ‘at the peak of his powers… masterly’ The Sunday Times Saturday 17 August 11.00amThe Queen’s Hall Tickets£29 £26 £21 £17.50 £11 £8 1 hour 45 minutes approximately eif.co.uk/haefliger Supported byClaire and Mark Urquhart
Venue: Greyfriars Kirk
Loud & Proud, Scotland's LGBT choir, perform in support of Waverley Care. Their diverse programme combines Scottish and international repertoire, gospel and pop. Book this Fringe hot ticket early! Sponsored by MHD Law LLP.