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Greek Tragedy

Journalist Mark Fischer talks to Ivo Van Hove about working with movie star Juliette Binoche.

Israel Galván, the man who reinvented flamenco

The Guardian’s Dance Critic Judith Mackrell profiles Israel Galván ahead of Lo Real at Edinburgh International Festival.

A Life in Three Acts

The Scotsman's Theatre Critic Joyce MacMillan talks to David Greig about adapting Alasdair Gr

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations line-up announced

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce an exciting and high profile array of

Creating The Harmonium Project

Richard Slaney, from 59 Productions, talks about bringing The Harmonium Project to life.

More pictures of The Harmonium Project

Take a look at new images of The Harmonium Project.

A Chorus of Sound and Light

Keith Bruce discovers how data collected from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus will be transformed into a remarkable outdoor display.

What's in a Name

The Herald' Dance Critic Mary Brennan about Tao Ye, the choreographer who has taken China’s d

Archly Witty Opera

Writer and editor David Kettle discovers how Sir Andrew Davis tackles Stravinsky’s darkl

Life Imitating Art

The Herald's Theatre Critic Neil Cooper about Stewart Laing's Paul Bright's Confessions of a

Early Explorations

Scotsman Classical Music Critic Ken Walton about three Usher Hall concerts that champion

Lanark cast announced

The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark.

Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner join the Festival line-up

Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will be performing alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Wave Movements.

Close Encounters

The Herald Theatre Critic Neil Cooper looks at Complicite’s new show, The Encounter.

A Fanfare for the Festival city

Today we launched Fanfare, a free community event that will tap into one of the most enduring symbols of Scotland – the beloved brass band.

Festival Soundbites returns for 2015

Festival Soundbites: Discover the music & stories behind the concerts at Edinburgh International Festival