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Leith on the Fringe: Up in the air, down to earth

Monday, 11 July, 2011

Leith On The Fringe have launched their Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.

The diverse schedule of aerial shows, theatre, dance, music, cabaret, film, talks, art and workshops will run at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 28 August (not Mondays).

Leith on the Fringe is the latest addition to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue line up; with its own hub – two performance spaces (a 190 seat main theatre and a 90 seat studio theatre), box office and cafe and bar, and has been inspired by the work of the many artistic companies and individuals who call Leith home.

It will showcase an impressive line up of home grown and international talent, from as far afield as USA, Germany and Italy, in the heart of Leith, one of Edinburgh’s most diverse and vibrant districts, close to the city centre.

Organisers envisage LOTF becoming a hub for showcasing circus, aerial and street art of the highest quality.

As a result one of the highlights of the 2011 programme will be Angels Aerials (Germany) who are bringing their breathtaking acrobatic aerial adaptation of J.M.Barrie’s classic Peter Pan to Edinburgh. The company will also be offering flying workshops directly after their performances.  Another aerial company coming to LOTF is The Paper Doll Militia (San Francisco).  They will perform their modern fairytale – This Twisted Tale, co-directed by Grid Iron’s Ben Harrison, which fuses high-octane aerial acrobatics on invented apparatus, original music composed by David Paul Jones, animation and puppetry.

Leith on the Fringe will include classical pianist Ang Li

Rather more down to earth performanaces will be offered by Ang Li, an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso whose performance credits and talents reach well beyond her years. Her youth, talent, personality and audience appeal, truly make her one of the world’s rising classical piano stars. She will perform three pieces as part of her ‘Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage’ international tour.

There’s a lot more too, including Cabaret, Dance, Art and Improv. More details at the website:

http://www.leithonthefringe.com

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