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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Nederlands Dans Theater

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot / Gabriela Carrizo

The triple bill from one the world’s finest dance companies featured a surreal Lynchean thriller; a sumptuous meditation on time and memory; and an unsettling glimpse into three couples’ love lives.

Rain

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Joyful, graceful and overwhelmingly beautiful, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rain is a powerfully emotional dance creation set to Steve Reich’s iconic minimalist masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians.

Yo, Carmen

María Pagés Company

A vibrant ode to womanhood, and a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine – from the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés.

Vuelos

Aracaladanza / Enrique Cabrera / A work for families

A magical dance theatre work for children and families that challenged you to wonder, and to contemplate our eternal dream: to be able to fly.

Blak Whyte Gray

Boy Blue Entertainment / Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante / Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

A galvanising dance theatre work from award-winning East London hip-hop company Boy Blue Entertainment.

Project R.E.B.E.L

Boy Blue Entertainment

Hip-hop dance superstars Boy Blue Entertainment brought emotional energy, fierce movement and blistering music in a bold dance show presented in the heart of the community of Craigmillar.

Vuelos Family Workshop

For children aged 5 to 8

Inspired by the show, the wonderful company Aracaladanza runs two family workshops for children aged 5 to 8, and their grown-ups.

Raw

Kabinet K

Raw is dynamic dance theatre, made by children, for children, and for adults too, best for children aged 12 and over.

Scottish Ballet

Crystal Pite / Angelin Preljocaj

Sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come together in a double bill of major contemporary dance works from Scotland’s national ballet company, radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional impact.

Chotto Desh

Akram Khan Company / A work for families

Fusing dance, storytelling, interactive animation and specially composed music, Chotto Desh is a bewitching dance-theatre tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh, created for children and their families to enjoy together.

Natalia Osipova and Guests

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita

Multi award-winning Russian classical ballerina Natalia Osipova, and a company of dancers, perform three brand new dance works created specially for her.

monumental

The Holy Body Tattoo / Live music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor

monumental has been hailed as a landmark in contemporary dance, bringing together two of Canada’s most uncompromising performing arts groups – The Holy Body Tattoo and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Ballett Zürich

Wayne McGregor | Christian Spuck

Ballett Zürich, one of Europe’s leading ensembles, presents a captivating double bill featuring works by their artistic director Christian Spuck and multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert