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The 2019 International Festival in videos

Join us in reliving some of the spectacular performances from August with these snapshots we captured throughout the month.

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The 2019 International Festival in photos

Relive some of the most beautiful, breathtaking moments from this year's festival.

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The 2019 International Festival comes to an end

The 2019 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 41 countries, as well as 800 artists from Scotland, performed in 155 events across 293 performances.

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Week Two: All about the five star review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from week two of the 2019 International Festival.

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Get to know... Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Get to know Serge Aimé Coulibaly,​ the man behind Faso Danse Théâtre and the ​carnival of insurrection that is ​Kalakuta Republik.

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Opening weekend reviews round-up

A collection of reviews from the first weekend of the 2019 International Festival.

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A weekend trip to the Festival City

Planned your August already? If not, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this weekend.

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Five reasons to see The Crucible

A story of fear, fanaticism, moral uncertainty and personal integrity. We've got five reasons why you should experience the world premiere of Scottish Ballet's The Crucible this August.

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International Companies at the International Festival

We're living up to our name, with renowned companies from across the world coming to Edinburgh this August. Here's an introduction to just a few of them.

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Get to know... Helen Pickett

We spoke to choreographer Helen Pickett about creating The Crucible and the themes she's loved interpreting in her dance adaptation of Arthur Miller's iconic play.

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Critically acclaimed works in the programme

Find out what the critics had to say about some of the theatre and dance shows from this year’s programme.

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2019 Playlist #13

This week's playlist dives into the music and composers within You Are Here, a season of performances, conversations, readings and fresh thinking.