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Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)

Running Time: 45 mins

Age Guidance: 12+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

Image credit: Tiu Makkonen feat. Divine Tasinda

A performance of sound, visuals and choreography which subverts hyper-sexualised notions of African and Caribbean dance.

Grin is a masquerade of dance sculptures where body and costume are accompanied by a pulsating sound score. Conversation around community building, refusals, friendship and support grounds the development of this dynamic dance production, which both holds and is held by a cohort of friends at it’s core.

‘From its elemental beginnings through to a final tender, spiritual fiesta, Grin is a reminder of why dance matters: it says things with bodies and music that words cannot grasp’ ★★★★ The List

Featured in The Guardian’s list ‘What to see at The Edinburgh Fringe 2021’

In association with Tramway. Supported by Project X and Creative Scotland.


A digital version of Grin is available here


This performance is Pay What You Can.

The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Creative Director and Choreographer: Mele Broomes
Dancers and Collaborators: Kemono L. Riot & Divine Amy Tasinda

Costume Design: Zephyr Liddell
Sound Composition: Patricia Panther

Selected Track: Five Rand Airtime Nama-Eveready: 4000 degrees by SPAZA

Production Stage Manager: Zephyr Liddell
Lighting Design:
Michaella Fee
Producer: Siân Baxter

Supported by Project X, Tramway and Creative Scotland



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access available via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current COVID safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


Audio described performance: 26 May, 7.30pm. Audio description by Elaine Joseph.
Find out more about our audio described performances.

Socially distanced performance: 23 May, 7.30pm.


  • Flashing lights
  • Loud or sudden music
  • Smoke machine is used
  • Moments of complete darkness

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

A digital version of Grin is available here




We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
The entrance to our scratch bar. A couple wearing face masks are listening to instruction from a duty manager wearing a visor reading from a clipboard. To the left of them is a sign propped against the side of the bar entitled 'Health Declarations'.


We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).


We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
Image: When It Breaks It Burns. A group of young people dancing under multi-coloured lights. Photo by JMA Photography.


Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.


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