Venue: Institut Francais d'Ecosse
Two charismatic performers mixing expressions of dance, circus and theatre. Giving body to the arena of inner feelings, in the difficulty to stay oneself and be two at the same time. Sensitive, witty and moving.
Venue: C venues - C too
A Japanese love story set between earth-world and sea-world in ancient and modern times. Atmosphere is created by traditional Japanese instruments and unique presentation, using creative Japanese techniques. Explore reincarnation and ancient Japanese beliefs.
Venue: Just Festival at St John's
Ashwini Ramaswamy, a soloist with renowned Ragamala Dance, presents a solo performance of the vibrant and complex south Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, accompanied by live music.
Venue: theSpace on North Bridge
The God of Thunder is sent to stop mankind’s endless warring across the globe. How will he react when the faithless people cast him out? Unmissable physical theatre from China. ‘Intensity and lightness’ **** (La Provence).
Venue: Assembly George Square
Casus return with their smash hit, Knee Deep. Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Walking the line between brute force and beauty Knee Deep proves that delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility.
Venue: C venues - C
Visually spectacular show about men in suits. With mime, juggling, acrobatics, trapeze and music. Edinburgh debut for acclaimed Japanese circus and physical theatre company. Directed by Chiharu (Cirque du Soleil). 'Reminds us of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times' (Teatro).
Venue: C venues - C
Japanese seniors aged 50-plus make up Hokkijuku - this endearing troupe of players. Their first appearance in Europe parodies Cinderella, Swan Lake, and ancient Samurai myths. A surreal romp which just might take you by surprise! www.hokkijuku.net
Venue: C venues - C aquila
Fast-paced ensemble performance interrogating impulses in human behaviour. Restrictions are universal - imposed by self and society. Using a mix of physical theatre, verbatim, projection and comedy, we delve deeper into a world where these restrictions are challenged. www.impulsecollective.co.uk
Venue: Assembly Hall
Smashed. 9 jugglers, 80 apples, 4 crockery sets. A sensational mix of skill and theatricality inspired by the work of Pina Bausch. A series of nostalgic filmic scenes exploring conflict, tense relationships, lost love and quaint afternoon tea.
Venue: Venue150 @ EICC
Exquisite, enticing, exhilarating dance from two top USA companies. Synthesis Dance Project features groundbreaking jazz dance choreographed by internationally renowned Tracie Stanfield while BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance returns for an encore of their five-star work!