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Kelly Apter picks some dance highlights as the Fringe gets moving (£9.50–£13). Previews 2–4 Aug, £8.
LADY MACBETH: UNSEX ME HERE
Company Chordelia delves inside the mind of Lady Macbeth in this fascinating contemporary dance exploration of Shakespeare’s character, performed by three men. See preview, page 79. Dance Base, 8-27 Aug (not 14, 21), 8pm, £12 (£10). Previews 4-6 Aug, £10 (£8).
ROSALIND Award-winning choreographer James Cousins looks at Shakespearean character Rosalind from As You Like It through the lens of the present day, in this energetic contemporary dance work. Summerhall, 8–26 Aug (not 14, 21), 4.30pm, £13 (£11). Previews 4–6 Aug, £11 (£9).
TUTU: DANCE IN ALL ITS GLORY Paris-based company Chicos Mambo takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the worlds of classical ballet, contemporary dance, gymnastics, tango and more in this fun dance show. See feature, page 26. Pleasance Courtyard, 5–28 Aug (not 9, 15, 22), 4pm, £11–£14.50
VELOCITY: RISING Five-time world champion Irish dancer David Geaney joins forces with James Devine, Guinness World Record holder for the most taps in a single second, for some lightning-fast footwork. See feature, page 89. Assembly George Square Studios, 5–27 Aug (not 14), 6.35pm, £14–£15 (£13–£14). Previews 2–4 Aug, £10.
CIRCA: HUMANS Always a Fringe highlight, Australian circus troupe Circa are back with a brand new show exploring the extremes of the human body. Underbelly Circus Hub, 7–26 Aug (not 9, 14, 21), 7pm, £17.50–£19.50 (£16.50-£18.50). Previews 4–6 Aug, 7pm, £11.50 (£10.50).
LAST CLOWN ON EARTH Inimitable Russian physical theatre company Derevo returns for its 20th Fringe, with the always compelling Anton Adasinsky playing the eponymous clown trapped in a cycle of self-sacrifice. Pleasance Courtyard, 5–28 Aug (not 14, 21), 5.40pm, £10–£13 (£9–£12). Previews 2–4 Aug, £8.
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