- Norwich Puppet Theatre (1)
- Summerhall / Anatomy (5)
- Summerhall / Anatomy Lecture Theatre (1)
- Summerhall / Basement (6)
- Summerhall / Café (1)
- Summerhall / Decking Bar (1)
- Summerhall / Demonstration (4)
- Summerhall / Dissection (1)
- Summerhall / Main Hall (2)
- Summerhall / Old Lab (9)
- Summerhall / Red Lecture Theatre (3)
- Summerhall / TechCube 0 (2)
- The Studio (3)
FRI 31 JAN – SAT 1 FEB / 10AM – 5PM / WORKSHOP
Using Nataly’s animated film PAPER THIN as source material, you will gain insights into the creative process employed to create her production MINA.
ROUGH MIXMAGNETIC NORTH / SCOTLAND
FRI 31 JAN / 6PM / SHARING
After two weeks of intensive work, selected experienced artists informally present their initial creative explorations and experiments.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FRAGILE MALE EGOJORDAN & SKINNER / SCOTLAND
FRI 31 JAN / 8.30PM / PRODUCTION
Multi award-winning company Jordan & Skinner presents a riotous show that cuts to the bone of gender politics.
CIRQULATION: Other WorldsDELIGHTERS / SCOTLAND
FRI 31 JAN / 9.30PM / PRODUCTION
Cirqulation is Scotland’s ongoing circus cabaret night, showcasing new acts by established and emerging artists.
MA BICHE ET MON LAPINCOLLECTIF AÏE AÏE AÏE / FRANCE
SAT 1 FEB / 2PM + 3PM / PRODUCTION
A show on a table-top, with music but no dialogue, where couples get together and couples break up in a ballet of manipulated objects. A charming duet about the misadventures and misunderstandings of love and life.
JOURNEYSWALLOW THE SEA / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2PM + 3PM / RISING VOICES
Light, shadow, table-top puppetry, textured images and a live vocal soundscape take us, through the eyes of a young girl, to an underworld of discoveries and transformations.
CANTO XFRONTEIRAS THEATRE LAB / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2PM / RISING VOICES
Deep in the Circle of the Heretics, a forgotten philosopher lies in his grave. His tomb is on fire. He’s got the whole of eternity to spend inside his own mind… good job he has a sense of humour.
ANIMATED HIGHLIGHTS: 2019EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2PM / ANIMATED FILM
We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Short Film Festival to curate another dynamic and vibrant programme of award-winning international short animated films.
TEMPLE OF THE TATTIETEMPORARY COMMONS / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2.15PM, 3.15PM, 4.15PM + 5.15PM / RISING VOICES
A highly visual performance and installation. It imagines one of this island’s possible near futures: post Brexit, post a-crop-alypse.
PITCH EVENTSURGE / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2.15PM / RISING VOICES
Two works in progress performances from the recipients of 2019 Surge Bursaries exploring physical theatre in an indoor setting.
TWA PIRATE QUINESFIONA OLIVER-LARKIN / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2.30PM + 3.30PM / RISING VOICES
Shadow puppetry, song and storytelling, inspired by the true-life stories of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, women caught up in the lawless, larger than life Caribbean mercantile world of the 17th century
SHADOWBIRDMARY & DAVID GRIEVE / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 2.45PM + 3.45PM / RISING VOICES
Rod and shadow puppetry, immersive light-projections and music, telling a melancholic tale of other-worldly adventures and impossible love.
BLACKOUTCONNOR BRYSON + CRAIG McCULLOCH
SAT 1 FEB / 3.30PM / RISING VOICES
A visual, dark comedy piece about two friends who try to get out of a very sticky situation.
A TASTE OF QUÉBECFESTIVAL OF STOP MOTION MONTRÉAL / CANADA
SAT 1 FEB / 3.30PM / ANIMATED FILM
A brilliantly diverse selection of some of the best short films made in Quebec over the past decade.
LAMPSWALLOW THE SEA / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 4.15PM + 5.15PM / RISING VOICES
Physical, absurdist, object theatre exploring the transmografication of two light shades – Samuel Beckett and Edward Lear’s lovechild with a live vocal score.
ISLAND HOMEKATANARI / SLOVAKIA
SAT 1 FEB / 4.30PM + 6.15PM / RISING VOICES
An experimental performance combining storytelling, object theatre, puppets, pop-up and art installation elements.
OBVIOUS UNRESTFAUX THEATRE COLLECTIVE / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 4.30PM / RISING VOICES
A high impact low-tech exploration of the force and grip of intense mood. Text free visual theatre and live music.
FINGER FATALEELLA MACKAY / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 4.45PM + 5.45PM / RISING VOICES
A burlesque inspired ‘hand-tease’, celebrating the fluidity, versatility and down-right sexy movement that a hand can perform. Big bravado with… a small appendage!
HEARTSOREPETRE DOBRE / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 4.45PM / RISING VOICES
The story of a lovers dance through life but what happens when the music stops? When the black dog of grief consumes? Can he escape the darkness within? A celebration of the joy and pain of love.
ERSATZCOLLECTIF AÏE AÏE AÏE / FRANCE
SAT 1 FEB / 5PM + 6.30PM / PRODUCTION
Somewhere between the lightest humour and most deranged farce, objects and symbols evoke a series of allegorical tableaux.
PEARLY OYSTER PRODUCTIONS: A RetrospectiveEMMA CALDER / ENGLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 5.30PM / ANIMATED FILM
A weird and wonderful programme of creatively diverse worlds and different styles of animation made and introduced by leading UK animator Emma Calder.
REMEMBER?NUNAH THEATRE / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 6PM / RISING VOICES
An innovative, site-responsive piece of physical theatre focusing on the unreliability of memory.
STORY OF NOWTHIRD THREAD / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 6.45PM / RISING VOICES
Arriving in this moment, with ourselves, with each other, with you. We listen and respond to what is present, telling the story of now through movement, media, silence and sound.
AFTER CHEKOVSAMOLŒT / FRANCE
MON 3 – TUE 4 FEB / 7.15PM / PRODUCTION
Using puppetry, physicality and images, a powerful elegiac piece which explores the themes, moods and characters of Chekov’s work with stylish delicacy and insight.
SKETCHESKATIE ARMSTRONG / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 7.30PM / PRODUCTION
A series of short, intellectually and emotionally engaging vignettes, each set to and inspired by one movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.
TRANSFIGUREDOCEANALLOVER / SCOTLAND
SAT 1 FEB / 8.30PM / PRODUCTION
One of Scotland’s leading visual theatre ensembles, Oceanallover utilises virtuosic, multi-layered music and sounds, striking physicality and movement, and elaborate and fantastical costumes to create dynamic new, collaborative work in its own inimitable style.
NASTY PUPPETSGAVIN GLOVER / SCOTLAND
MON 3 – WED 5 FEB / 10AM – 5PM / WORKSHOP
A workshop with leading puppeteer Gavin Glover for all inquisitive theatre practitioners who want to discover the darker side of contemporary puppetry performance.
MINAIMPROBABLE DOLLS / ENGLAND
MON 3 FEB / 6PM + 7.45PM / PRODUCTION
Combining film, animation, physicality and sound, this enigmatic piece is fluid, layered and open to interpretation.
CABARET@MANIPULATEVARIOUS / SCOTLAND
MON 3 – SAT 8 FEB / 7.45PM / CABARET
Join us each evening at our festival café for socialising, drinks and informal cabaret performances presented by some of Scotland’s leading physical and visual theatre makers.
LA CÉRÉMONIETORTOISE IN A NUTSHELL + COLLECTIF AÏE AÏE AÏE / SCOTLAND + FRANCE
TUE 4 FEB / 6PM / SNAPSHOTS
Join a troupe of ceremonialists as they battle to showcase the extravagance of ceremony through a riot of colour, music and objects.
DREAMS OF THE SMALL GODSZINNIA OBERSKI / SCOTLAND
TUE 4 FEB / 9PM / PRODUCTION
Woman as animal, as human, as goddess or spirit-being – visited by a horned magus – this creative is called upon to transform herself.
A WIRE APARTPAPER DOLL MILITIA / SCOTLAND, USA
WED 5 – THU 6 FEB / 7.15PM / PRODUCTION
A dynamic exploration of the ways in which modern methods of communications affect us all, using dance, physicality, aerial acrobatics, tight-wire walking and original music.
FAULT LINESTWO DESTINATION LANGUAGE / BULGARIA / SCOTLAND
WED 5 – THU 6 FEB / 9PM / PRODUCTION
A fashion show on the fracture between feminism and fabric. Curate your own journey, using your mobile and headphones, to create a runway show of people like you and people you’ll never meet, with a soundtrack selected by you.
UPVISIBLE FICTIONS / SCOTLAND
THU 6 FEB / 6PM / SNAPSHOTS
Exploring themes of luck and choice, fate and coincidence and above all what it means to connect with someone, a work-in-progress from Visible Fictions.
RAGNAROKTORTOISE IN A NUTSHELL / SCOTLAND
FRI 7 – SAT 8 FEB / 7.15PM / PRODUCTION
A collision of ancient norse myth and modern spectacle, inspired by the final battle for the soul of the world.
OPEN THE OWLLUTKOVNO GLEDALIŠČE LJUBLJANA / CENTRE DRAMATIQUE NATIONAL D'ALSACE / SLOVENIA + FRANCE
FRI 7 FEB, 9PM / SAT 8 FEB, 5PM + 9PM / PRODUCTION
A Slovenian version of Faust’s cautionary story. No matter how clever you may think you are, attempting to outwit the Devil is never a good idea…
CRITICAL RESPONSE PROCESS: A PrimerTASHI GORE / SCOTLAND
SAT 8 FEB / 2PM – 5PM / INDUSTRY EVENT
Join us for a half day event where you will be able to participate in the Critical Response Process and see it being used as a tool for developing a work in progress.
AFTER METAMORPHOSISLEWIS SHERLOCK + ALI MALONEY / SCOTLAND
SAT 8 FEB / 3.30PM / INDUSTRY EVENT
A choreography of movement, words, and visuals that look through the eyes of insects to both lampoon and celebrate humanity.