Austrian musicians, dancers and performers return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for another year of festivities.
Daily (except 10 – 19 August), 7.40pm
Celebrated Viennese cellist returns to the Fringe with a brand new show featuring simple folk tunes to the most sophisticated jazz gems.
c-too venue, St Columba’s by the Castle, Johnston Terrace / Victoria Terrace, EH1 2PW
Jazz Proclamation featuring Cécile Nordegg|No-ce
Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 August, 8.30pm
Jazz Proclamation celebrates the diversity of jazz. The international trio brings new life to songs by legends such as Jacques Brel, Édith Piaf and even Frank Zappa, plus self-penned originals.
The Diary of an Expat
Directed by Austrian Katharina Reinthaller, The Diary of an Expat tells the comic story of the encounter between Cecilia, a modern migrant, and London, a contemporary El Dorado, craved by generations of young Europeans. Arriving in the UK nine years ago, with a suitcase full of hopes and dreams (and homemade pasta), Cecilia’s mission begins: to become British whilst remaining deeply Italian. But hundreds of dubious jobs and weird encounters later, Cecilia finds herself amongst the chaos of Brexit, as the walls of multi-ethnic, glamorous London crumble around her.
Belly Laugh, Underbelly, 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX
Dance Physical Theatre and Circus:
CieLaroque / Helene Weinzierl
Austrian dance group CieLaroque and choreographer Helene Weinzierl present two pieces at this year’s Fringe Festival. Bluff is an intelligent and pointed piece of performance art while As Far as We Are explores the limits of tolerance and stress.
Bluff: Saturday 4 – Saturday 18 August; As Far as We Are: Tuesday 7 – Friday 17 August
ZOO Southside, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER (Main House)
30 Days of Blood
Theatre Peregrine is an ambitious new company with a passion for daring new works of theatre that engage audiences with untold and under –told stories in a visual, visceral way. Directed by Austrian Eva Ditzelmüller shows us a visceral cabaret exploration of woman-hood, a highly sensory experience featuring live music, projection and physical comedy. After all, eve-rybody bleeds from time to time.
C Aquila (Temple), Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler
A New Tranlsation
13 - 18 August, 10.40am, TheSpace @ Venue 45
20 - 25 August, 4.15pm, TheSpace @ Niddry St
Arthur Schnitzler’s scandalous play from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. A prostitute meets a soldier on the street, the soldier seduces a housemaid and so on, until in the final scene a noble Count meets with the prostitute and everything goes full circle. This young, modern translation takes the confrontational spirit of the original a step further: the intimate text, edited and gender-bent, blends with collaboratively devised physical theatre and original music into a striking portrait of sex and all its facets. Expect stunning movement sequences, hilarious anecdotes and radical feminist twists in this Fringe debut. Performed by an ensemble cast of incredibly talented and versatile students from the University of Cambridge, this is a radical rethinking of consent that has been long overdue.
Tickets and further info - www.reigen.co.uk