OH OH

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Compagnia Baccalà: OH OH

Hilarious, tender, and ingenious, inspired by Chaplin, Keaton and the stars of silent films, Baccalà’s timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has been delighting audiences the world-over since 2010.  Inventive, exciting and ridiculous, this breathtaking array of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. OH OH's wordless performance displays a joyful combination of acrobatics, humour, and slapstick. A slice in the life of a double act, an absurd pas-de-deux and an encounter between clowning circus and physical theatre at its best.  

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Barbaren Barbies: A Wild Women Circus

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Barbaren Barbies: A Wild Women Circus

Witty, touching, hilarious and unapologetic. Watch these barbarians smash together incredible acrobatics, dance and comedy with delightfully shocking silliness. Five ridiculous superheroines playfully tease stereotypes and tackle the complexity of womanhood. It's as if the underground Berlin circus scene had a beautiful love child with a Vegas Spice Girl. Bursting onto the Berlin scene in 2022, the Barbaren Barbies have successfully toured throughout Germany, Austria and Poland. This international company is now ready to shake up the Fringe.

31 July - 16 August 2024, 4:00 pm

Underbelly George Square

Dance N'Speak Easy

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Dance N'Speak Easy

Join World Champions of Hip-Hop in an electrifying alternate universe where Charleston footsteps and Jitterbug beats meet freestyle hip-hop in a 1920s New York speakeasy. Infused with dazzling dance routines and thrilling burlesque to the remixed sounds of Miles Davis, James Brown, and Jessica Rabbit, this is an afternoon of high-energy entertainment fit for the whole family. from ages 3 to 93. Packed with humour, passion and soul, Dance N’ Speak Easy dives into the liberating essence of melting-pot New York, weaving together the rhythms of Latin America, the flair of Italian attitude, and the spirited harmonies of Irish migrants. An invitation to step into the roaring 1920’s with dazzling fresh spins on our favourite dance styles. 'It's amazing, we're amazed!' (Interview Télématin)                                                                                                                               ‘They explode the frontiers of hip-hop’ (Le Monde).                                                                                                                                     ‘The mood is swagger, the language is hip-hop’ (Article Komisar Scoop).                                                                                                 'They are dazzling and will leave you speechless' (Article Without Need)                                                                                                     

1 - 26 August 2024, 3:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Circa: Humans 2.0

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circa: Humans 2.0

A symphony of acrobatics, sound, and light, this is next-level circus by Circa.  Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward?  A tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal, and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.  ‘Everything in Humans 2.0 is flawless’ ★★★★★ (Scotsman) ★★★★★ (List) ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com) Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz and pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik.  

2 - 24 August 2024, 6:20 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Yoah

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

YOAH

Japan’s most talked about contemporary circus company make their UK premiere with YOAH. Cirquework’s new style of circus fuses jaw-dropping physicality with breathtaking digital visual effects and electro sound to create an unmissable Japanese circus experience! 'Awe-inspiring... a circus experience like no other' ★★★★★ (StageWhispers.com.au). 'Masterful' ★★★★★ (HiFiWay.live)  

2 - 18 August 2024, 8:40 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Sophie's Surprise 29th

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Sophie's Surprise 29th

Featuring world-leading performers from La Clique, The 7 Fingers, Cirque du Soleil and more, this is circus and comedy disguised as the best house party of your life.  Death-defying circus and cabaret feats weaved into a nostalgic 90s house party, set to a pumping soundtrack of old faves including Sugababes, Basement Jaxx and The Killers. What more could you ask for in a Fringe night out? Sophie’s Surprise 29th promises a “thrilling” (The Guardian) night out which reels you into a house party thrown by some of the world’s best circus performers “at the top of their game” (Last Minute Theatre Tickets). ‘Loved every minute of it, funny, sexy and breathtaking’ ★★★★★ (Scottish Sun). 'What you see here is outstanding circus' ★★★★ (List).  

2 - 24 August 2024, 9:45 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Circus Baobab: Yé!

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circus Baobab: Ye!

An exciting collective of artists from Guinea and the diaspora bring their debut show, YÉ!, to Edinburgh. Showcasing  incredible acrobatics, vertiginous human pyramids, hand-to-hand combat and contortions all performed in a frenetic rhythm. Masterfully combining tradition and modernity in an explosive circus experience, YÉ! explores major contemporary themes such as global warming, pollution and power over a rare resource: water. In this breathtaking performance featuring 13 talented young dancers and acrobats, Circus Baobab are bursting at the seams with conviction, energy and humour.

3 - 24 August 2024, 2:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight

Featuring a blend of breathtaking acrobatics and poignant choreography, Ghost Light takes a deep look into the synergy of two highly skilled performers. The teeterboard propels them toward each other in the euphoria of flight, accompanied by the levity of weightlessness and the fatality of the inevitable fall. Hailing from Quebec City, Machine de Cirque offers a high dose of vertiginous prowess, strong emotions, poetry,  intelligence and humour through the production of innovative and original circus shows. Their ingenious and deeply human creations are always carried by a unifying vision - to touch and move with a unique approach to circus art.

3 - 24 August 2024, 4:00 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

IIIII - About The Art of Letting Go

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

IIIII – about the art of letting go

Contemporary circus, dance and sound art weave a personal and emotional journey through the beauty and pain of letting go! At the centre: the Cyr wheel. Powerful, stirring, fragile. Hanschitz and Beierer surrender to the process of letting go. The mood changes between calm balance, loss of control and floating lightness. From raw sounds to fine beats, a live soundscape is made from the Cyr wheel itself, in a circle of surrender, holding on and becoming free.  

13 - 24 August 2024, 11:00 am

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows