Dance, Tradfest

Pomegranates Day 3

Festival of International Traditional Dance (Part of Edinburgh Tradfest)

(Sun 30 Apr: 6pm)

Join us for an evening of staged traditional dance, new poetry and hip hop before you head to the dance floor for the festival after-party.

Start at the Storytelling Court with a curatorial guided tour by Iliyana Nedkova of Duets, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by the Pomegranates 2023 festival artist-in-residence Gabriel Schmitz.

Then take your seat at the Netherbow Theatre for the Promenade show fusing fun folk dance with funky hip hop rhythms and rhymes, newly-commissioned by the festival resident artist Ian McMillan, Scottish performance poet and presenter of BBC Radio 3's The Verb.

The Promenade’s choreographer Kemono L Riot, an esteemed hip hop artist and dancer, will MC the show with the live accompaniment of 2022 Young Drummer of The Year finalist Nemo Ganguli, before DJing the afterparty with a specially selected playlist.


We welcome the return of Pomegranates, the annual springtime festival sowing the seeds of international traditional dance. Initiated and curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, Pomegranates will once again mark UNESCO’s International Dance Day (29 Apr) across Edinburgh.

Pomegranates 2023 Festival at a glance

Day 1 (Fri 28 Apr): Workshops (St. Leonard's Dance Studio) & Live show/Exhibition (SSC)

Day 2 (Sat 29 Apr): Live show, Film & Ceilidh (SSC)

Day 3 (Sun 30 Apr): Live Show & DJ Dance Night (SSC)


All press and queries, please contact Iliyana Nedkova, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland Curator at

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Pomegranates 2023 would like to acknowledge the support of TRACS and British Council, alongside the continued partnership of Edinburgh Tradfest, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh and Goethe-Institut, Glasgow.

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