Did you know that we launched @TradDanceScot recommends – our popular Twitter thread in the summer 2022. We hand-picked over a dozen of shows from across all corners of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their unexpected mix of trad and contemporary dance!
We are pleased to see that one of our top picks – a vibrantly defiant show by Katherina Radeva and Two Destination Language is touring across the country in the bleak winter of 2023. Entitled 40/40, it encapsulates 40 years into 40 minutes – full of joy and hardship, laughs and tears, super tunes and super moves, including traditional dance and a spectacular headdress!
Inspired by the Fringe premiere of 40/40, our Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland Curator Iliyana Nedkova wrote this poetic review:
Images by Beth Chalmers courtesy of Two Destination Language
TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland SC043009) brings together the Traditional Music Forum (SC042867), the Scottish Storytelling Forum (SC020891) and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (SC045085), all of which are Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations with their office at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR. The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a partnership project between the Storytelling Forum and The Church of Scotland (SC011353).