Edinburgh International Festival: Hocus Pocus

A captivating visual spectacle for families, Hocus Pocus weaves together dance, theatre and visual art to tell a fantastical tale of bravery. Age 7+.

Edinburgh International Festival:  Hocus Pocus

About Edinburgh International Festival: Hocus Pocus

Philippe Saire Company / A work for families

A spellbinding spectacle for children from seven years old and their families, Hocus Pocus weaves together dance, theatre, visual art and bewitching lighting to tell a wondrous story of how bravery and confidence can overcome darkness and fear.

A spider’s web; a warrior in chainmail; a mysterious creature from the deep: all emerge from a magical window of light – to tell the story of two young men and their dream-like adventures together.

With just two dancers, masks, costumes and bizarre objects, Hocus Pocus conveys a universal tale of courage and wisdom, through miraculous stage images and a sumptuous musical score based around Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt suites.

Hocus Pocus is created by Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire, creator of more than 30 stage works. It is a bewitching creation of sensation and imagination.

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For children age 7+
Contains smoke effects

Supported by
Claire and Mark Urquhart

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