Jo Tomalin’s Top Ten Dance Recommendations for Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Here are my top ten recommendations for shows in the dance genre at Edfringe 2019. There were many to choose from…


BalletBoyz: Them/Us 


All male award-winning contemporary dance company in their Edinburgh Fringe debut combining innovative choreography and versatility of movement.

Underbelly, Bristo Square.





Five performers in their 30s – 70s interact through choreographed movement, acrobatics and balances.

Dance Base.




Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Emerging dance makers present a range of short contemporary dance works embracing themes about women, isolation and community.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street.






Internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé tell a poignant story through hand-to-hand circus skills.

Assembly Roxy.



Remde Show



The 15-strong dynamic troupe, Compagnie Remde,  perform colourful, rhythmic, authentic and joyful local dances from Côte D’Ivoire (West Africa).

Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC – Main Room.


Steve Reich Project



A pulsating fusion of dance, music and video art performed by a string quartet and a dancer.

Dance Base.



Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan’s Chang Brothers explore fraternal relationships – the possibilities and conflicts – of male bonding. Originally inspired by the ritual and physical rhythms of the boxing ring.


Taiwan Season: Floating Flowers

Dynamic expression of body and spirit danced by a tribe of eight male and female performers in a choreographic fusion of martial arts, classical ballet, folk dance and contemporary movement.

Dance Base.

The Beautiful Game

Four women of Next Door Dance, perform an energetic and humorous  show that explores the highs and lows of football fandom, set to a lively soundtrack.

Zoo Playground.

The Forecast

Amy, the only dyke in the dance class discovers her own expression of femininity and transformation through dance, text, animation and sound.

Dance Base.


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