Dance Interviews

Blak Whyte Gray

He’s won an Olivier, choreographed for the Olympics and this year was awarded an MBE. Now Boy Blue Entertainment co-founder Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy is bringing hip hop to the International Festival One of the majo...

Tutu

Phillipe Lafeuille’s Chicos Mambo bring out the comic side of ballet in Tutu Philippe Lafeuille is sitting in a stylish Parisian brasserie making funny noises into my recording device. “You see,” he says with ...

Yo, Carmen

Riverdance star María Pagés transforms Bizet's classic into a masterful exploration of modern womanhood in Yo, Carmen Growing up in Seville, María Pagés was surrounded by the sights and sounds of flamenco. Lik...

The Cuban Gypsy

You only have to listen to Cher’s 1971 song ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’ to know that Gypsy culture hasn’t always been held in high regard. But a new show, created by an award-winning musicianturned- politicia...

Natalia Osipova

Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova has handpicked three choreographers to create new works – works that will push her to the limits of her physical and mental abilities. “Remarkable”, “Incredible” and “Stunni...

Written on the Body

Fringe favourites Circa return, with a show dedicated to all the wonders of the human body. With so many circus shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, how do you make sure Circa st...

Havana Knights

Blending ballet, contemporary dance and salsa with the pounding rhythms of electronica, Balletronic is set to wow Fringe audiences this August. For five years, Ballet Revolución has been wo...

Lucky 7

Ballett Am Rhein choreographer Martin Schläpfer seeks meaning in Mahler with his explosive, dynamic work, Seven – a confrontation 20 years in the making. It's 19955 and Martin Schläpfer has...

Take a Bow

It’s the end of an era, but this year will see the legendary Sylvie Guillem dancing at the International Festival and retiring at the top of her game. Each night that Sylvie Guillem...