Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (immersive, circus)

  • Assembly Murrayfield Ice Rink - The Ice Rink
  • 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30
  • Aug 27
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Hungary
  • Group: Recirquel Cirque Danse by Bence Vági
  • Warnings and additional info: The audience sits on special IMA-stools/beanbags on the floor with no backs that are part of the immersive installation.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


IMA (Pray) is an immersive circus experience. In the installation space reminiscent of sacred places, we participate in a unique ritual guided by the performer, who becomes a 21st-century shaman taking the audience into the unknown territories of the human mind. Bence Vági, director-choreographer of IMA worked with his team to create a magical installation inspired by the starry sky stretching over the desert; the place where human beings realise that we are merely tiny points in the infinite vastness of the universe.

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  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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David 31 days ago

Immersive Circus yes, but 21st century Shaman?....I wasn't convinced. It's aesthetically amaaazing with the stunning light show and acrobatics. It's a dramtic circus show but not a shamanic experience. I don't like the mis-use of these sacred words that beome trendy. The venue smelled like new synthetic carpet - the opposite of earthiness and sage that I am used to in shamanic spaces. The music was mostly very cliche film-score-esque "dramatic" that felt very cold and industrial. It feels more sci-fi drama than shamanic. Still beautiful to watch once you take all that into account.

Laszlo Ferencz 35 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ve seen this show a few times in Budapest with different performers, but today i choose Zita Horvath, the main female dancer/aerialist in the company. She was fantastic. The whole show, the lightning design, the costume, the place where the crowd sits are very unique. Worth to check the show more than once.

Ali K 38 days ago

I left hypnotized, thrilled, moved. It was like looking at the sculpture in motion, music reflecting the atmosphere, incredible use of lights. All this came together as a masterpiece. Thank you.

Leo Avalon 39 days ago

Gorgeous. Ariel ballet, elegant and precise. An amazing display of strength and skill. IMA created a transcendent sacred space.

Worth the trip out to the Ice Rink venue. The remote location gives this show an opportunity to overcome the small room full of chairs to create a truly immersive experience.

Rebecca 40 days ago

Such a lovely change of pace from the rest of the Fringe, peaceful, calm and beautiful. If this was a cult I would join it! Very minimalist but so well done and worth trekking out to Murrayfeild if you can!

Wow! 42 days ago

It's worth the effort to get to this venue.

Spectacularly beautiful one-person aerial show that is moving. It's elegant and beautiful and mesmerizing.

I am glad to have experienced this.

Clear your mind, let the show take you in.

Flying Dutchman 42 days ago

Less is more and although I initially thought that this piece of minimalist artistic dance movement might be underwhelming it was actually very spiritual and uplifting. Get yourself into the right mind space and get here early as one of the other viewers says. Approach the show with a calm mind and escape into your inner self. Fantastic!!

Annette Potts 50 days ago

IMA at the Murrayfield Ice Rink is a a totally unique experience. Definitely arrive 20 minutes before the performance as the beautifully calm area where you can post your thoughts is an important part of the show. I have seen the show 4 times as I found it fascinating what each individual dancer brought to the show. It is exquisitely beautiful. I came out thinking how privileged we are to have the opportunity to experience a theatrical experience of the highest calibre in Edinburgh

Daiva 50 days ago

Beautiful solo performance. So peaceful, inspiring, connecting to the universe. Thank you so much for this magic experience.

Ludmila 51 days ago

Absolutely amazing. The space, music, lights, and the performer work perfectly together. Immersed in lights and music, you witness a mid-air ballet. Very tranquil and contemplative show. It is quite rare to see something so aesthetically pleasing.

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Inspirational and poetic.

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This beautiful piece completely transports you.

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Scottish Field (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

An utterly mesmerising feast for the senses.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

Unlike any other show on the Fringe, this one certainly aims high and comes mighty close to nirvana.

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To Do List (5/5 stars) 42 days ago

An unmissable transcendental immersive wonder

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

An unmissable mystic journey.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

A memorable moment of calm and extraordinary talent at Murrayfield Ice Rink

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Lisa In The Theatre (5/5 stars) 49 days ago

It's the perfect antidote for the bedlam happening elsewhere and it did me the world of good. It's exquisite.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 50 days ago

An incredible spiritual, immersive theatrical experience.

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