The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, featuring thousands of performances in multiple shows across Edinburgh. The event first began in 1947 and has brought thousands of people to Edinburgh each year since.
The festival states on the website that it’s been ‘defying the norm’ since it began and how its the ‘world’s greatest platform for creative freedom’.
Dance is a key part of many of the shows at the annual celebration and with so much on it’s hard to keep track of all of the acts, so we’ve created a list of what we think you should not be missing over the 3 week festival from 2nd August - 26th August 2019.
BalletWorks - Another
This brand new performance from BalletWorks is not to be missed! With a high quality of choreography taken from all around the world by Emrecan Tanis, Louis Stiens and Fabio Adoniso paired with poetry. Many dances styles will be represented in the showcase, from contemporary to neoclassical.
For a little insight of their show watch this video.
Tickets for BalletWorks showcase of Another can be purchased here.
BalletBoyz - Them/Us
Don’t miss out on the debut of BalletBoyz at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The award-winning all-male company is known for exploring the individuality of dancers, ‘Them/Us’ asks the audience where they see themselves in relation to the ‘other’. Created by Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, this performance is bound to be a truly spectacular showcase.
For a sneak peek of what you can expect watch this video.
You can buy tickets for BalletBoyz performance of Them/Us here.
Coseceim - Body Language
Coseceim returns to the Fringe Festival with ‘Body Language’ exploring, as the title suggests, body language! The art of expression is given through both contemporary dance and body language and every showcase is different. Spontaneous performances are created each day.
Tickets are available for ‘Body Language’ here.
Dance-Forms - 76th International Choreographers Showcase
Dance-Forms will be showcasing 25 years of incredible dance work as they celebrate the anniversary of their creative choreography. This performance really is not to be missed as it incorporates work from choreographers from all across the globe with the 76th International Choreographers Showcase. The contemporary performance is sure to be a big hit at the festival this year.
You can see a clip of their show here.
Get your tickets here to make sure you’re not missing out!
TuFlamenco - Flamenco Tablao
TuFlamenco are returning to the Fringe yet again - the fact they have been performing at the festival for over 10 years says it all really! As always, with their modern twist on traditional flamenco music and dance, this successful showcase is bound to draw an attraction thanks to the quality and passion it is known for.
For a little taster of what you can expect from TuFlamenco watch this video.
Don’t miss this popular performance! You can buy tickets here.
Ci Co - Limb(e)s
Limb(e)s is definitely not one you want to miss at the Fringe this year! The art of aerial dance explores the feelings of hope and letting go. This new show incorporates the feeling of loss and mourning whilst engaging the audience with their storytelling techniques. Created by former Cirque De Soleil and So You Think You Can Dance cast members, this showcase is bound to be something special!
You can see a clip of their show here.
For tickets to this performance, click here.
Lossie Elite Dance Company - Dodici Ballerini
Are you drawn to colour and sparkles? Prepare to be dazzled by a magical performance! The 12 masked dancers certainly put on a show for the whole family to enjoy with choreography from Diane Aspinall. This musical theatre production is definitely going to be a fun favourite!
Make sure you don’t miss out! Get your tickets here!
So, there you have it! Our must-see acts throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019!