Elements of Freestyle

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, family)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, breakdance, music and theatre, ISH Dance Collective create breathtaking poetry in every single moment. Elements of Freestyle is about those redeeming seconds that make a complicated trick ultimately succeed; about the freestylers' total focus, the ecstasy and feeling of complete and total freedom. In a spectacular fusion of breakdance, inline skating, skateboarding, freestyle basketball, BMX and freerunning, the audience discovers the artistry behind the trick. Exquisitely beautiful and heart-poundingly exciting, you simply will not believe your eyes. 'Unbelievable… very special' ***** (MusicalNieuws.nl). 'Urban arts elevated to dance' ***** (Theaterkrant.nl).

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General venue access

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  • Accessible entry: Lift access to level minus 2. Early access offered where possible.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not Selected

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Tojo 93 days ago

Kids aged aged 11 and nearly 13 (as well as reluctant Festival going dad!) loved this show. The soundtrack is fantastic. Less circus, more urban sports, young fans of parkour and free running (that will be most of them!) will be seriously impressed but there is also some beautiful modern dance. Last year, attending the same venue for a family show, the seating was completely unsuitable for a shorter adult, let alone a child, and there were lots of frustrated children hopping between parents' knees. This year they've provided a plentiful supply of booster seats which made a massive difference.

Clair Wright 94 days ago

Absolutely breath-taking show! Brilliant for adults and kids - our 11 and 13 year olds were on the edge of their seats.

K Byrne 95 days ago

I was blown away by this show... and I didn't want to come! (It was picked by my husband and seconded by my little gymnast.)
It's a powerful mix of movement and sound... unexpected, unorthodox, taking parkour a step towards modern dance while never losing the pounding energy of the thrills.

Ros Ingle 96 days ago

Very impressive adrenaline-filled 'urban circus' (Skateboards, roller-blades, BMX, acrobatics) with a fantasic sound-track, part recorded hip-hop and part live performace by a violinist and a cellist. Highly recommended.

Mark Thomson 106 days ago

A fantastic mix of music, stunts and much more. Every performer puts in an amazing amount of effort and the end result is amazing.

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Edinburgh Festival For Kids (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

High-octane, energetic and seriously awesome….there is so much impressive talent squeezed into this one hour, that at times it was difficult to take it all in !

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

When first reading about this show, the term ‘balletic’ did not immediately come to mind. However, after watching it I think that is the most accurate way to describe it; the poise, precision and passion put into each skill and the ways in which they were coordinated were more like...

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Primary Times 98 days ago

Calling all urban arts lovers! This is a must for kids and adults who will love this fantastic display of skateboard, free running/parkour, BMX flatland, inline skating, breakdancing and freestyle basketball.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

In an adrenaline-fuelled display of extreme urban sports, breakdance and electronic music the Netherlands’ ISH Dance Collective’s show, Elements of Freestyle, has mass family appeal. Accompanied by violin and cello, the loud amped electronic score adds excitement to the moves of breakdancers who join free-runners, inline skaters, BMX flatlanders and...

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Edinburgh Spotlight (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

Marrying urban sports with contemporary dance, ISH Dance Collective create an enjoyably high-energy spectacle in the cavernous space of the EICC’s Lennox Suite.The all-male ensemble employ skateboards, rollerskates, BMX bikes and more to half-pipe themselves into the air whilst their colleagues breakdance, perform acrobatics and free-run over the adaptable set.Live...

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