Dance Listings

Velocity Rising

Assembly George Square 2-27 August (not 14), 6.35pm Guinness World Record holder for fastest tap dancing, James Devine teams up with World Champion Irish dancer David Geaney for an explosion of music and ...

Yo Carmen

Edinburgh Playhouse 12 & 13 August, 8pm Contemporary flamenco pioneer Maria Pagés presents this reimagining of Bizet’s opera, told through live music, dance, singing and poetry. Words: Kelly Apter ...

Rosalind

Summerhall 4-26 August (not 7, 14 & 21), 4.30pm James Cousins Company uses passionate and athletic contemporary dance to bring Shakespeare’s heroine from As You Like It into the modern age. Words: ...

Tutu: Dance in All Its Glory

Pleasance Courtyard 2-28 August (not 9, 15 & 22), 4pm The six talented male dancers of French company Chicos Mambo take an affectionate and humorous poke at all things dance, from classical ballet to ...

Skin

Pleasance Courtyard 2-28 August (not 14), 8pm Contemporary hip hop ensemble 201 Dance Company take us on one boy’s journey through gender transition. Words: Kelly Apter ...

#Je Suis

Zoo Southside 16-26 August, 8.30pm British dancer Aakash Odedra blends contemporary dance with Indian Kathak in this powerful work about displacement and the rise of xenophobia. Words: Kelly Apter ...

Nederlands Dans Theater

Edinburgh Playhouse 21-23 August, 7.30pm A triple-bill from one of the world’s most popular modern dance companies, including works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot set to Philip Glass and Max Richter. W...

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Dance Base 4-27 August (not 7,14 & 21), 8pm Company Chordelia’s dance drama explores Shakespeare’s most famous female character, with three male dancers delving into Lady Macbeth’s inner world. Wor...

The Humours of Bandon

Dance Base 4-27 August (not 7, 14 & 21), 6.30pm Fringe favourites Fishamble present this witty coming of age tale about the trials and triumphs of competitive Irish Dancing. Words: Kelly Apter...

Gossip

Zoo Southside 4-15 August (not 9), 8.30pm Prague-based choreographer Lenka Vagnerova makes a welcome return to the Fringe with this mix of contemporary dance and physical theatre exploring rumours and mis...