WeCameToDance

Musicals and Opera (interactive, immersive)

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  • Accessibility: 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

Description

'Next hottest trend' (Playbill Magazine). Join our interplanetary interactive new musical by Food Tank. Immersive rhythm, dance and song experience! Interact with aliens from a real exoplanet (called Hanyana), reimagined with notes from NASA, who sing in their own language created by famed linguist David Peterson (developer of Valyrian for HBO’s Game of Thrones). Groove to music created by Grammy-nominated Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni; participate in synchronised dance designed by Mary Page Nance of Broadway’s The Great Comet and Ashley Jack of Edinburgh’s House of Jack studio. Partners: Nourish Scotland, IFAD and World Food Program USA.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

M. Jaime 28 days ago

I really loved the energy of the show. Half an hour of music, fun, dance and a very important message.

Lyzzie Dell 31 days ago

Attended with my grandchildren...we are 70 years apart,and we loved it
It is an energetic,interactive,fun filled half hour of dance and song, with a clear environmental message...

Ken Dixon 35 days ago

Energy and audiece connection from the off. 'The' message of the age delivered with imagination, rhythm and positivity. Forget the gym, throw some shapes and hope that the imbeciles in power pull their fingers out at COP26. Thanks for an enervating start to my weekend. Ken

Aiswarya V 36 days ago

The dance was totally fun filled and had a great message of high significance. I went twice - first time with my son and next time with my friends and their kids. All of them thoroughly enjoyed. The dancers are so pleasnt and keep encouraging you to follow the steps. The staffs are all very friendly and welcoming. Absolutely worth it experience. Must try

Thomas Jaffray 36 days ago

What people are needing coming out of lockdown. Feel good, a good message, and a very encouraging environment.

Gareth 36 days ago

Went here yesterday with my boys. Loved it. Quite the work out. Really fun and accessible dance experience with an important message.

Jennifer Steele 39 days ago

Get ready to dance all day after watching this show! The cast have such a unique way of connecting with the audience and make you feel like a really important part of the show.

The costumes, music and pre show activities made the whole event very professional, unique and definitely memorable!

Definitely one to watch!

Brigita 41 days ago

I’ve had the pleasure to attend the show and thoroughly enjoy it!!

The cast was very professional, talented and engaging, storyline was simple yet moving and the music is tremendous. The cast did a superb job engaging the audience through dance!!

Recommend!

Matthew Paton 41 days ago

Attended Friday nights preview show and had a blast. A truly unique show with brilliant audience cast interaction and a powerful story of the importance of acting now on climate change.

I would highly recommend this show to anyone who is looking for a unique fringe experience.

Silvia Tam 42 days ago

Absolutely worth it. It’s a new and different “interactive” show, perfect for all ages and for have fun and dance with the Hanyana universe! Thank you guys!!!

Linda Williams 44 days ago

Saw the show this afternoon, and, not really knowing what to expect, THOROUGHLY enjoyed the whole experience! A warm welcome, a strong, committed message, and a really energetic and talented cast made it a show to remember. Danced my way through the whole thing, urged on and encouraged by the three engaging "scientists", and came out humming the songs! A very timely show, with an important message, and a great one for all the family! Don't miss it!

russell dalgleish 44 days ago

I had the pleasure to attend a preview for this show which is amazing.

The cast was highly professional, the storyline keeps you engaged and the music is tremendous but what makes this show a winner is the unique way the audience and cast engage through dance.

Brilliant for the family but I reckon this will also be a big hit with adults due to its strong climate message, so important as we build to COP26.

A winner, don't miss this!

Rosie 45 days ago

Super fun, simple and engaging way to address the need for climate action.

Loved the refreshments, the friendliness of all involved and the overall energy!

Would have been great if the connections to the Cop26 were more explicit and there was direct actions the audience were made aware of and could take part in after.

Thanks to Emma and the rest of Food Tank for a great first fringe show!


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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

This otherworldly adventure tells the story of extra-terrestrials who have arrived on our plant to warn Earthlings about the climate crisis, the likes of which they have already experienced on their home exoplanet. WeCameToDance takes you into a rhythmic, musical exchange with these beings and the human scientists that brought them back to Earth following the exploration of what they call "Trappist 1D", but what the aliens call "Hanyana". The show was originally supposed to debut off-Broadway in June 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic and, despite the obstacles, this American import has made it to the Edinburgh Fringe!

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