Delhi students to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
A team of students from Delhi University will perform at the world’s biggest arts festival.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe show – Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope – will feature theatre, music and dance.
Performances will depict the stories, aspirations and challenges of an Indian student community.
Edinburgh and Delhi
The production – running for eight days in August – is the result of a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Delhi.
Delhi University was invited by the University of Edinburgh to create a show for the festival.
Four days of auditions were held to find some of India’s best student performers, and 22 were selected.
The University of Edinburgh has longstanding ties with India and Delhi University. Students and staff from both institutions regularly take part in exchange visits and academic and cultural collaborations.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the world. In 2016 the Fringe staged 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows at 294 venues.
Performances of Blind Spots will be held from 11 am at the Cow Barn Theatre, Medical Quadrangle, Edinburgh from 21 – 28 August.
Tickets cost £11 (£10 concessions) and are available now.
We are delighted to support the University of Delhi’s performance at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The two universities enjoy a strong partnership, both in terms of teaching and research, and cultural projects. The collaboration underlines the University of Edinburgh’s commitment to develop partnerships with Indian institutions and deepen and extend Edinburgh’s relationship with India.