OH OH

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Compagnia Baccalà: OH OH

After the stunning success of PSS PSS, the multi-award-winning Compagnia Baccalà returns to the Fringe with OH OH! This new show is firmly placed in the history of clowning, harkening back to such figures as Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Fellini. OH OH is a wordless performance, a joyful combination of acrobatics, humour, and slapstick. It is a slice in the life of a double act, an absurd pas-de-deux, an encounter between clowning circus and physical theatre at its best. 'A marvel.' (LeFigaro.fr). 'A triumphant return.' (LaRegione.ch).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Dance N'Speak Easy

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Dance N'Speak Easy

The world champions of Hip-Hop take us into the depths of a New York speakeasy during the 1920s Prohibition period. Five innocuous mobsters vie for the attention of a voluptuous ‘femme fatale’ to the remixed sounds of Miles Davis, James Brown, Aretha Flanklin and Betty Boop. It’s a world where airy House dance routines flirts with Charleston footsteps, and a delirious jitterbug blends with freestyle hip hop. A festive cocktail of hip hop dances, singing and burlesque, accessible to all audiences.

1 - 26 August 2024, 3:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Circa: Humans 2.0

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circa: Humans 2.0

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment, then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, physical limits are pushed to their extreme. The second chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a symphony of acrobatics, sound and light. This is next level circus by Circa. ‘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

This is circus, comedy and chaos disguised as a house party, featuring world-leading performers from La Clique, The 7 Fingers, Cirque du Soleil and more. Sophie’s Surprise 29th is stumbling back to Circus Hub after a smash-hit season in 2023. Enjoy 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. 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: Yé!

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. 'Full of punch and blending traditional expressions of circus with modernity' (Télérama), the thirteen young artists call us together to build a world of tomorrow that will take care of nature and it's future. 'Wherever they perform, the atmosphere is electric' (Le Monde). 'A high-flying acrobatic performance with no safety net' (RFI).

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

Critically acclaimed Quebec City-based circus company, Machine de Cirque, present the award-winning Maxim Laurin (Guinness World Record holder) performing a spectacular duet with Guillaume Larouche on a spinning teeterboard, bringing you into the elusive world between fall and flight. Featuring a blend of breathtaking acrobatic feats 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.

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