Cultural Taste: Edinburgh's Festival Fare

JC Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj will perform "And then, one thousand years of peace" Friday 17 August — Sunday 19 August 7.30pm at The Edinburgh Playhouse as part of Edinburgh International Festival 2012

Edinburgh teems with tourists during most of the year, but the atmosphere in Scotland's capital becomes supercharged every August as hundreds of thousands throng the city during the biggest arts gathering in the world. The Edinburgh Festival is actually an umbrella term for several independent but simultaneous groups of events. The International Festival (eif.co.uk), now in its 65th year and running from Aug. 9 to Sept. 2, is the centerpiece, drawing big international names in music, theater, opera and dance. But it is dwarfed by the Fringe (edfringe.com), which has nearly 2,700 shows spread over...

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