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MACRO – Australian troupe opens Edinburgh International Festival
August 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A spectacular free outdoor event opening the 75th Edinburgh International Festival
Featuring Gravity & Other Myths / Djuki Mala / Aidan O’Rourke / Ekrem Eli Phoenix / National Youth Choir of Scotland
All the way from Adelaide, Australia, award-winning contemporary circus powerhouse Gravity & Other Myths and critically acclaimed Australian First Nations dance-theatre sensation, Djuki Mala will open the 2022 International Festival with this glorious opening night event.
In MACRO, a thirty-strong troupe team up with the NYCOS choir for a stunning performance. There will be music, projections, drums and a spectacular light display. Expect a heart-in-mouth display of skill, daring and superhuman coordination.
A co-production with Adelaide Festival, the show features a cross-cultural musical collaboration between Djuki Mala, with their unique fusion of traditional dance, pop culture and storytelling, and five revered Celtic musicians including Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals) and Brìghde Chaimbeul (pipes).
Join this inspirational community of performers in a celebration like no other as we kick off our 75th anniversary year in spectacular style. You won’t believe your eyes.