DanceSyndrome is taking its latest performance piece “Orbit” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


DanceSyndrome will be performing “Orbit” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August at The Space at Surgeons Hall.


Orbit was produced in 2016 as part of an Arts Council funded project. DanceSyndrome’s dancers worked with respected choreographer Aya Kobayashi and inclusive practitioner Rachel Liggitt to develop a stunning collection of creative group performances, duets and solo pieces, all inspired by the dancers’ relationships with nature and the solar system. The audience feedback from performances in early 2017 was incredibly positive and encouraged the charity to look for bigger performance opportunities, such as the Edinburgh Fringe.


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks. The festival caters for everyone, from big name entertainers to emerging performers, and covers all sorts of art forms such as theatre, comedy, children’s shows, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, all genres of music, exhibitions, street performers and events.


A performance at such a well respected and well attended event is a great opportunity for DanceSyndrome. Performance is a vital way for the dancers to communicate key messages about inclusion, teamwork and achievement, as well as challenging audience perceptions about people with learning disabilities.


DanceSyndrome Managing Director, Dawn Vickers, said “We have been overwhelmed by the success of our Orbit project and we are so proud of what our dancers have achieved with this amazing performance piece! We are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe and we really hope that this new audience will be surprised and delighted at the passion, energy and ability of this incredible group of dancers who have overcome many personal barriers to achieve their potential.”


To enable the dancers to make the trip to Edinburgh, DanceSyndrome need your help with our 2017 fundraising appeal. If you have any great ideas for fundraising and would like to get involved, please contact the DanceSyndrome team on 07597 942494, email or via the fundraising page on our website. Anyone who wants to donate to the campaign can donate via Just Giving.


We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities available to businesses who want to support us. If you are interested in helping DanceSyndrome, please get in touch via


Watch this space for information about purchasing tickets for the shows!


Here is a taste of one of the performance pieces that makes Orbit so special:

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