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Harmonium | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Illustrator Graeme McNee captures the magic of the Harmonium Project

Sylvie Guillem | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Illustrator Graeme McNee takes a unique view on Sylvie Guillem's Life in Progress

Opening Weekend 2015

What an incredible opening weekend to the 2015 Festival it has been, and we're only just

Being there

By Martin Parker, senior lecturer in Sound Design at Edinburgh College of Art

Poetry in Motion

The Scotsman's Dance Critic Kelly Apter talks to Christian Spuck and Wayne McGregor about their collaboration for the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Lost for Words

Theatre Critic Matt Trueman talks to avant-garde director Herbert Fritsch about staging the ‘unstageable’ Murmel Murmel at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Celebrating 50 years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

David Kettle writes about the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015.

Harmonious Data

Robin Hill, a Cognitive Scientist from the University of Edinburgh, writes about data collection from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus ready for The Harmonium Project.

More than a Song

Herald theatre critic Neil Cooper explains why writer Enda Walsh’s foray into music isn’t such a surprise. The Last Hotel is part of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival.

Here be Dragons

Herald Critic Mary Brennan introduces Dragon; a story for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Pride of Scotland

Writer Carol Main looks at the Scottish artists appearing at this year’s Festival

A Dignified Dance

The Scotsman’s Dance Critic Kelly Apter talks to Martin Schläpfer about his epic choreographic response to Mahler’s enigmatic 7th Symphony at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Final Curtain Call

The Telegraph’s Dance Critic Sarah Compton looks back over the extraordinary career of Sylvie Guillem ahead of her appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

Greek Tragedy

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

A Life in Three Acts

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