Edinburgh International Festival: Yo, Carmen

Don't miss a vibrant ode to womanhood from the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés at Playhouse.

Edinburgh International Festival: Yo, Carmen

About Edinburgh International Festival: Yo, Carmen

Presented by 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.

Visionary and flamboyant, and blending dance, music, poetry and theatre, Yo Carmen digs deep into the primal emotions of flamenco – and is unforgettably beautiful. The show brings together eight dancers in Pagés’s fluid flamenco choreography. Seven musicians – featuring violin and cello alongside flamenco guitarists and singers – provide a live soundtrack of Bizet’s familiar opera tunes, the popular songs that inspired them, and gripping original flamenco.

A pioneer in contemporary flamenco, iconoclastic Seville-born dancer and choreographer María Pagés has challenged traditionalists with her sensual rethinks of Spanish dance, and her confrontations of hard issues. She found international fame as a guest artist with Michael Flatley’s Riverdance, forming her own dance company in 1990, and going on to win a dazzling collection of international awards.

Yo Carmen marks her very personal creative journey with the figure of Carmen, whose operatic incarnation she has known since her childhood. In her captivating show, Pagés unwraps Carmen’s myths and stereotypes – to look deep into the essence of the feminine.

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5 Course Ceilidh - Burns, Banter and a Banquet
5 Course Ceilidh - Burns, Banter and a Banquet
20th July 2018
Old Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, Edinburgh Old Town
The Green Kilt invites you to a night celebrating Scotland's food, traditions and dancing, an interactive event with our very tasty 5 course Scottish meal.
Residents Ceilidh
Residents Ceilidh
20th July 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Join the infamous Burly Ceilidh Club at the Ghillie Dhu every Friday & Saturday with a 3 course meal, Live ceilidh band and DJ!
Summer Indian Dance Saturdays
Summer Indian Dance Saturdays
21st Jul 2018 - 11th Aug 2018
LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Dance Ihayami is running Summer Indian Dance workshops on Saturday mornings at the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge starting on 21st July.

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Moana
Moana
19th July 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
Moana, an adventurous teenager, sails out on a daring mission to save her people in this film screening at Grassmarket Cinema on 19th July.
Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience
Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience
19th Jul 2018 - 21st Jul 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film at the King's Theatre in July.
The Fashion Club
The Fashion Club
19th July 2018
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
The Remode Collective is hosting The Fashion Club, an introduction to fashion for young people aged 8 to 12, at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on selected dates in July.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
19th July 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds return to Edinburgh Castle as part of their 2018 tour on July 21st!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: A Night in New Orleans
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: A Night in New Orleans
19th July 2018
Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh-based American singer Ali Affleck and the acclaimed Copper Cats band transport you to the prohibition era, delivering good time, swinging vintage jazz.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Davina and The Vagabonds
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Davina and The Vagabonds
19th Jul 2018 - 20th Jul 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina and The Vagabonds return to the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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