Dance shows launch Oxygen Season

A ground-breaking collaboration between the University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is set to open at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Oxygen is a brand new programme of events curated by the recently appointed Professor of New Work, Peter Manning.


Colours is the first show in this season of four new works to be performed at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Inspired by the life of the legendary dancer Margaret Morris, Colours is a new work from Vincent Hantam, the dance artist in residence at the University’s Moray House School of Education.

The work is in collaboration with dancers from the MSc in Dance Science at the University, set designers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, costume designers at Edinburgh College of Art and set to music by emerging composers at the University’s Reid School of Music.

Proceeds will fund bursaries for MSc Dance Science and Education and Music Composition Students at the University.

Full Price: £10; Concessions: £5Shows on 14-15 August begin at 10pm. Shows on 16-17 August begin at 11am.

Wednesday 14 August 2013, 10.00am

Saturday 17 August 2013, 9.00pm

Paterson's Land, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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City Glimpses

City Glimpses is Oxygen’s second dance show. Directed by Dr Sophia Lycouris, Reader in Interdisciplinary Choreography at Edinburgh College of Art, it is a site specific dance project designed to bring a sense of magic and poetry into the everyday.

Live dancers from the University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will recreate cinematic story fragments behind glass walls and doors across Edinburgh.

Performances are free.

Wednesday 14 August 2013, 5.30pm

Tuesday 27 August 2013, 5.50pm

The foyer of Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE; The entrance to St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ; Inspace. 1 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB

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Professor of New Work

For Oxygen, Professor Peter Manning has worked in close collaboration with the University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to bring together performers and arts practitioners from around the world. The cutting edge programme heralds the newly formed relationship between two of the country’s leading arts establishments.

Anne-Liis Poll, Anto Pett and Charlotte Seither

Elsewhere on in the Oxygen season, acclaimed musicians Anne-Liis Poll and Anto Pett will perform an hour's worth of electro-acoustic completely improvised music with film, featuring two grand pianos and a projector.

The Music of Charlotte Seither provides a unique opportunity to hear her extraordinary new works prior to their outing at the BBC Proms. For her addition to Oxygen, German composer Seither adapts the words of the 17th-century poet Francesco de Lemene.

Tickets are £12.50

Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10.30am

Saturday 24 August 2013, 11.30am

Paterson's Land, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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Tickets are £12.50

Monday 26 August 2013, 10.00am

Monday 26 August 2013, 10.40am

Paterson's Land, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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Paterson's Land

With the exception of some parts of City Glimpses, all the shows in the Oxygen season will take place in Paterson’s Land, part of the University’s Moray House of Education, which has been transformed into a major new Fringe venue.