THE STRAWBOYS ARE COMING TO FOUNTAINHALL SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – WEDNESDAY 10TH AUGUST, 11.30am.
Come and enjoy a free 25-minute dance routine by this talented group who have previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. Rob Heaslip’s Strawboys is a vibrant and energetic outdoor pop-up performance, fusing traditional and contemporary dance and music.
Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of ‘The Strawboys’, also known as Mummers, Guisers, Burdie Boys and Skekklers; identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers.
Performance is free – all welcome.