Dance Base launches Festival 2017

Dance Base Festival 2017

This year, the Dance Base Festival programme is linked by a sense of connection and identity; welcoming 21 shows, from 12 countries, to perform under one roof as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

Now in its 16th year, the Dance Base Festival showcases professional companies on an international stage; opening its doors to a wide range of dance styles from across the globe.

Performers from countries such as Canada, India and Korea will join Scottish, English and Irish-based companies in a programme that showcases the venue’s reputation and commitment to audiences and the dance community, and reflects Dance Base’s international credentials.

Exploring timeless themes such as ageing and environment, playing with gender and identity, probing the mysteries of the mind and the poetry of great literature, this year's programme brings live-music, spoken word and physical theatre to the Fringe as dance artists give their sense of the world around them and how they, and we, are all interconnected.

Talking about the programme, Artistic Director, Morag Deyes, MBE, said:

“Dance is a language that everyone is able to understand – the magic of the body tells us stories about life, conveying the subtlest and the most visceral experiences of the wonderful human condition.

This year, we see the tragedies and the comedies of humanity, often in the same show, as seen and felt from across this complex, beautiful planet.
Prepare to be moved, delighted, surprised, shaken and stirred!”

Delve in to discover the full programme; a diverse line-up, offering something for everyone, in a year that celebrates 70 years of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A download of the brochure can also be found here.

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