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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan has unveiled his first programme

The Edinburgh International Festival 2015 runs fromFriday 7 Augustto Monday 31 August and welcomes over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to perform in Scotland’s magnificent capital city. New director Fergus Linehan, whose previous rôles have seen him head up the Sydney Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Vivid LIVE, revealed big international stars across the performing arts, and new areas of ...

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NEWS: Citizens Theatre Returns to Edinburgh International Festival With New Adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark

In celebration of Gray’s 80thyear the Citizens Theatre is staging a major new adaptation of his most famous work,Lanark,at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from22 to 31 August 2015as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The production will preview at the Citizens Theatre on 14,15 and 17 Augustand return to the Citizens Theatre from3 to 19 September. In the nearly ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: Juilliard Dance – The Edinburgh Playhouse

Reviewer: Orsen Ernest [rating:4.5] The preeminent modern dance school of America, Juilliard Dance, make their debut at this year’s Festival with a mixed enrichingly diverse programme. One of Juilliards' most exceptional aspects is that they seem as much company as school. There's an intelligence to their dancers; a hunger to engage as well as challenge. Beginning with the formally exacting ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: Ballet Preljocaj – The Edinburgh Playhouse

Reviewer: Orsen Ernest [rating:5] Angelin Preljocaj and his unique choreographic language has been at the vanguard of contemporary dance for several decades now, and the culmination of Ballet Preljocaj's four night run makes this startlingly vivid. The only night to feature Preljocaj's collaborations with the experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, the two pieces are testaments not only to a refreshingly bold ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra – Usher Hall

Conducted by Valery Gergiev Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Symphony No 2 in D Szymanowski’s Symphony No 2 Reviewer: Orson Ernest [rating:5] Taking the podium for his first Festival as Honorary President, Valery Gergiev brings the London Symphony Orchestra on a four night residency performing the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Karol Szynanowski. Tonight, the second in the stint, brings ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Makropulos Case – Festival Theatre

Writer: Leos Janacek Director: Tom Cairns Music: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Jonathan Goat [rating:4] Leoš Janáček's The Makropulos Case is the ultimate realisation of his modernist project. In this work his previous experimentation with the balance between rhythm and melody becomes ultimately justified, and most importantly, dramatically salient in a way he had never quite achieved before. The tension between the ...

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