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Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

Prime Cut Productions / Oona Doherty

A dance piece which looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women.

21-24 August 2019

Purposeless Movements

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company / Robert Softley Gale

Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work.

19-24 August 2019

Rite of Spring

Peacock Contemporary Dance Company / Yang Liping

A visually stunning, exhilarating dance reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece. 

22-24 August 2019

Call and Response: H2

A work in progress by Hema Palani and Hetain Patel / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

12-14 August 2019

Kalakuta Republik

Faso Danse Théâtre / Serge Aimé Coulibaly

A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela Kuti. 

8-11 August 2019

9

Cas Public / Hélène Blackburn

Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families. 

3-6 August 2019

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company

The dance company create beautiful, often surprising works of art across outdoor spaces. 

9-11 August 2019

9 Family Workshop

A fun family workshop for children aged 7-12 and an accompanying grown up.

5-6 August 2019

The Crucible

Scottish Ballet / Helen Pickett / Peter Salem

Based on the play by Arthur Miller, a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival as one of the highlights of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year.

3-5 August 2019

Hocus Pocus

Philippe Saire Company

A captivating visual spectacle for families, bringing together dance, theatre and visual art to tell a fantastical tale of bravery.

10-12 August 2018

Kadamati

Akram Khan Company

A large-scale free outdoor dance performance, Kadamati brings together hundreds of local dancers in a grand gesture of unity outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

22 August 2018

Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2

L-E-V Dance Company / Sharon Eyal / Gai Behar

Dark and provocative Love Chapter 2 is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company.

10-12 August 2018

Love Cycle: OCD Love

L-E-V Dance Company / Sharon Eyal / Gai Behar

Intensely kinetic OCD Love is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company.

9-11 August 2018

Cold Blood

Michèle Anne De Mey / Jaco Van Dormael / Kiss & Cry Collective

Three virtuoso dancers use only their hands to create a tender and humorous story that is filmed live in front of an audience. 

4-6 August 2018

Autobiography

Company Wayne McGregor

Trailblazing choreographer and director Wayne McGregor’s new work explores the algorithmic nature of the human body to create a unique performance every time.

11-13 August 2018

XENOS

Akram Khan Company

Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War. 

16-18 August 2018

Patria

Paco Peña Flamenco Company

World-renowned flamenco guitarist Paco Peña brings a very personal new work to the Festival.

27-28 August 2014

Sweet Mambo

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

The relationships between women and men are explored in the inimitable style of the great Pina Bausch.

23-25 August 2014

Gnosis

Akram Khan Company

Pursuing the idea of the 'knowledge within', Gnosis is an exploration of the inner and outer battles of characters.

19-21 August 2014

I AM

MAU

Stunning work, exploring the legacy of the First World War and the seismic impact the conflict had around the world.

16-17 August 2014

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