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Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj discusses his work

Listen to visionary French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj discuss his Festival performances, his inspirations, and why he became a dancer.

"...improvisation is a way to evacuate all the things that are too obvious."

Festival 2012 - Framed with Sally Jubb, Festival Photographer 2012

An exhibition of over thirty photos captured by this year’s Festival Photographer Sally Jubb opens today at The Hub.

Conversations: Tom Cairns

Here's the full audio from the Conversations event with Tom Cairns, director of The Makropulos Case at Festival 2012.

Tom Cairns talked about his Opera North production of Janáček’s popular 1926 opera with BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster Jamie MacDougall.

Recruitment of next Festival Director underway

The Edinburgh International Festival is seeking to appoint a successor to Jonathan Mills, who will step down after programming and staging his eighth Festival in 2014.

Transforming Lowland Hall

We went behind the scenes of Lowland Hall during the final stages of contruction for a guided tour with Head of Technical, John Robb, and Festival Director, Jonathan Mills

Take a look at our latest Festival film to find out just what went into transforming Lowland Hall for this year's Festival.

Congratulations to Nicola Benedetti

Many congratulations to Nicola Benedetti on her Female Artist award at last week's Classic BRIT Awards. She made her Festival debut this year performing with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Usher Hall.

Listen to Barry McGovern discuss Beckett

Listen to Barry McGovern, world renowned for his interpretations of the work of Samuel Beckett, discuss his adaptation and solo performance of Watt at this year's Festival.

"If you want to look back on what life was like in the 20th Century, it's essentially all there, in an artistic form, in Beckett's work... I found a wonderful freedom in performing Beckett."

#Shaketweet Poster Competition

We offered our Twitterers the chance to win a production poster from The Rape of Lucrece, starring Camille O'Sullivan, from this year's performance at the Lyceum. 

All we asked you to do was sum up a Shakespeare play in 140 characters. Thanks to everyone who tried their hand at a #Shaketweet, he hope you had as much fun as we did!

The philosophy of dance - Deborah Colker

The director of the Deborah Colker dance company explains how she brought Tatyana to the stage for this year's Festival and discusses her philosphy about contemporary dance in our latest blog

'Tatyana was the first time that I have adapted a book through dance. It's the name that I gave it, but it's really my version of Eugene Onegin. It's about love, about life, it's about maturity.

Gagaku - Festival blogger review

Costume designer and Festival blogger, Claire Blake, takes us through her experience of seeing something sacred at this year's Festival

 

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