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International Festival Portraits | Barry Humphries

Actor Barry Humphries talks about his experience of creating and performing different characters, and the extraordinary energy of ‘pre-cataclysmic’ art.

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International Festival Portraits | James Yorkston

Musician James Yorkston talks about his first gig, and the extraordinary joy and privilege of being able to make music.

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International Festival Portraits | Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite talks about how she became a choreographer and the intense joy that comes with the act of creation.

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International Festival Portraits | Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop talks about the day she decided she wanted to be a conductor, and the process of bringing music on the page to full, vivid life.

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Crossing the Border

This year's International Festival explores the huge shifts in Classical Music that occurred at the turn of the 20th Century.

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Cabaret in the Weimar Republic

Get to know the raucous, revolutionary music of the Weimar Republic ahead of Barry Humphries' concert at the International Festival this August.

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The Art of Listening Goes Down Under...

Emma, our Creative Learning Officer, explains how they are extending the International Festival's educational arm overseas and challenging perceptions of classical music.

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Shakespeare at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and the Edinburgh International Festival is celebrating him in truly international style.

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A day in the life of...a Creative Learning Officer

Creative Learning Officer Emma Hay introduces us to the vibrant, inspiring world that is Creative Learning at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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International Festival Portraits | Juliette Binoche

Actress Juliette Binoche passionately describes the importance of actors fusing their body and mind when performing on stage.

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International Festival Portraits | Nicola Benedetti

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti takes a personal look at her own performance style on stage, the vulnerabilities and idiosyncrasies of a musician on stage.

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International Festival Portraits | Robert Lepage

Actor, Writer and Director Robert Lepage champions the cultural benefits of the theatrical experience and the role he plays in delivering it.