Basque creative talent this summer in Edinburgh

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2019-07-30

#ScotlandGoesBasque is a cultural programme sponsored by the Etxepare Basque Institute showcasing first-rate Basque creative talent in Scotland. It seeks to forge bonds between Scotland and the Basque Country through culture, art and language. Several Basque artists will participate in two of the most important Scottish festivals on the summer season: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book festival.

#ScotlandGoesBasque is a cultural programme sponsored by the Etxepare Basque Institute showcasing first-rate Basque creative talent in Scotland. It seeks to forge bonds between Scotland and the Basque Country through culture, art and language. Several Basque artists will participate in two of the most important Scottish festivals on the summer season: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book festival.


Basque Performing Arts at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. August 1-25

Wonderful, fresh talent will reflect the openness and warmth of this highly creative region of Europe.


August 1-25

15:30

2Theatre: Interbeing

Physical theatre, objects, live music, acrobatics, mime, dance, masks and images in a show based on true stories and images from the current conflict in East Ukraine.

Where: Assembly Rooms (Ball Room)


August 7-10

August 7, 13:45
August 8, 18:15
August 9, 16:15
August 10, 16:15

Tio Teronen Semeak: FreshCool

Music, dance and humour are the ingredients of this outdoor performance guaranteed to leave audiences roaring with laughter.

Where: Royal Mile Mercat Stage.


August 8-11

12:15

Basque Showcase

The beautiful eclecticism of the Basque Country is showcased in this bill of dazzling hip hop and witty, lyrical contemporary dance.

Krego-Martín Danza: (Non) Comfort Zone

Akira Yoshida: Home

Proyecto Colectivo HQPC: Habrá que ponerse cachas

Where: Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

August 9

Atlantik 1050

The result of an exciting youth exchange between Scotland and the Basque Country, Atlantik 1050 explores traditional dance styles in both countries and closes the 1,050-nautical-mile gap between the two cultures.

Where: 

11:30, Parliament
14:00, Grassmarket
17:45, East Princess Street Gardens

 

Basque Literature at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. August 10-18

Leading figures in the Basque literary scene will engage in conversation with other cultures in nine events featuring music, food and an extraordinary form of poetry, bertsolaritza.

 

August 10

12:30

Iban Zaldua & James Robertson

Identity and language exchange

Where: Garden Theatre

15:30

Harkaitz Cano & Jumoke Verissimo

The bonds that break us

Where: Writer’s Retreat

 

August 11

12:15

Miren Agur Meabe & Zinzi Clemmons

Living, loving and loss

Where: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

18:00

Harkaitz Cano

Wine and Words

A taste of Basque culture

Translator: Danele Sarriugarte; Musician: Joseba Etxegoien

Where: The Spiegeltent

21:00

Uxue Alberdi

Unbound: Scotland Goes Bertsolaritza!

Translator: Danele Sarriugarte; Musician: Eñaut Elorrieta

Where: The Spiegeltent

 

August 12

18:00

Uxue Alberdi, Ciara Maclaverty, Rachel Newton

Throwing Voices.

A Scots-Basque musical conversation

Where: The Spiegeltent

 

August 17

19:00

Bernardo Atxaga & Margaret Jull Costa

Sin City through Basque eyes

Where: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

 

August 18

10:00

Eider Rodriguez

Ten at Ten

Where: Writer’s Retreat

14:00

Eider Rodriguez & Margaret Jull Costa

Translation masterclass.

Where: Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

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