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Spanish talent at the Edinburgh International Festival

4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017




This year the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) celebrates its 70th anniversary and renowned Spanish artists have been selected to take part in the dazzling programme of the Festival.  María Pagés Company, Arcaladanza and Pablo Heras-Casado are going to perform different disciplines in one of the most celebrated Festivals in the World.

The opening concert

As it happened 70 years ago, Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony is going to be performed at the EIF. The Spanish Pablo Heras-Casado, one of the most exciting young international conductors is going to lead the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He also conducts three of today’s finest vocalists – Dorothea Röschmann, Emma Bell and Werner Güra,– plus the massed ranks of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in the choral splendours of Mendelssohn’s radiant Lobgesang. Saturday 5th August 2017. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 11th September.

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA


Aracaladanza / Enrique Cabrera / A work for families. This show has been created by Aracaladanza, a multi award-winning dance theatre company from Madrid and led by choreographer Enrique Cabrera. Combining captivating digital animation and life-size puppets, mirrors and shadows, athletic choreography and hypnotic music, Vuelos gives full rein to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with flight – and the ingenious machines he devised to cross the sky and join the soaring birds. Bewitching, comic and astonishingly inventive, it appeals directly to the senses. For children age 5+.  11 – 13 August 2017.

On Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August the company offers two family workshops for children aged 5 to 8 (and their grown-ups) inspired by the show

Church Hill Theatre & Studio, Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DR

Yo, Carmen

The show – a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine- brings together eight dancers in María Pagés Company’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. 12th – 13th August 2017.

Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA


4 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017
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