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Best Hogmanay events in Edinburgh and Glasgow 2013

12 Dec 2013

How to spend the Christmas holidays, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Scotland

The best events in Glasgow and Edinburgh for Hogmanay 2013/2014. Plus, all the places open on New Year's Day. 1 Watch some pop lords. The former assistant editor of Smash Hits (that’s Neil Tennant, fact fans) and Chris Lowe bring their deadpan, yet…

Scot:Lands offers tour of free music, theatre and dance performances around Edinburgh on New Year's Day

12 Dec 2013

Performances from RM Hubbert, Smallpetitklein and theatre show Whatever Gets You Through the Night

They've danced up trees, tackled events surrounding 9/11 and cavorted in castles: suffice to say, Dundee-based dance troupe Smallpetitklein don't so much think outside the box, as build a new one entirely. Which makes them a perfect addition to…

Edinburgh's Hogmanay unveils 'Scot:lands' New Year's Day events programme

12 Nov 2013

FOUND, Lau, Smallpetitklein and Cora Bissett among the artists involved in the New Year's Day events

The Edinburgh's Hogmanay programme was officially launched today, with details of all the festive happenings in the days leading up to the bells and beyond into 2014. As ever, the organisers have provided a great cultural programme as a reward for those…

Loic Lalande and Tom Pritchard Double Bill

19 Dec 2011

Contemporary dancer Tom Pritchard discusses the stress and excitement of performing new works

The idea of dancing alone on stage is, for most of us, the stuff of stress dreams. For Tom Pritchard, however, leaving out the advance planning, choreography and a soundtrack is the most exciting way to perform. ‘It’s very raw and present,’ he says…

Edinburgh Fringe 2011 for a Fiver - Dance

8 Jul 2011

Cut-price tickets for some of the most exciting dance shows at the Fringe

Arnica 9CH. A warts and all description of what lies behind the on-stage polish and seemingly perfect body of a professional dancer. The Ballet Ruse. Dressed in white tutus and clutching pint glasses, two dancers take a tongue in cheek look at the…

All-male dance show Ignite unites companies YDance and Smallpetitklein

27 Oct 2010

Young show breaks down barriers surrounding boys and dance

Despite some of the most famous dancers in history being male, the dance world still struggles with the misconception that it’s ‘for girls’. The rise of hip hop has done much to address this, but for other dance styles, reaching out to boys and young…

Fringe dance show Still shows impact of war

3 Aug 2010

Dundee-based Smallpetitklein promise intense physical performance

The brutality and devastating impact of war was the inspiration behind Smallpetitklein’s Fringe show. A double-bill featuring contemporary dance work Stiller by award-winning choreographer Thomas Small, and short film Unmoving, Still doesn’t pull any…

Five questions: Natalie Trewinnard of Scottish Dance Theatre

3 Aug 2010

SDT's shows Drift, NQR and other Fringe dance highlights

Give us five reasons to come and see SDT’s two Fringe shows Three contrasting works of total theatre; powerfully athletic; SDT dancers have individuality and personality; groundbreaking work; thought-provoking. Tell us four more Fringe dance shows…