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Three To See 2017: Three dance and physical theatre shows

By | Published on Saturday 29 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three recommended shows from the dance programme.

Djuki Mala | Assembly George Square Theatre | 3-28 Aug (pictured)
Award winning Aboriginal dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala make their UK debut with this showcase of their unique and high energy fusion of traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling. Expect a brilliantly entertaining physical show with a healthy helping of comedy and clowning, which I suspect will be genuinely exhilarating.

Yo, Carmen | Edinburgh Playhouse | 12-13 Aug
Spanish dancer, choreographer and pioneer of contemporary flamenco Maria Pagés brings together eight dancers and seven musicians to create a radical re-imagining of Bizet’s classic opera heroine. The result promises to be visionary and flamboyant, a beautiful blend of dance, music, poetry and theatre, and will of course appeal to anyone who, like me, is kind of in love with flamenco.

Skin | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-28 Aug
If you attended the festival in 2016, or 2015, you may have seen 201 Dance Company’s highly regarded ‘Smother’, an emotionally charged piece about relationships, addiction and commitment. This year the contemporary hip hop dance ensemble are back with a new show about a boy’s journey through gender transition. The show fuses urban and contemporary styles with an original score, and, like smother, is choreographed by the talented Andrea Walker.