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Aracaladanza / Enrique Cabrera / A work for families
11 - 13 August 2017
Church Hill Theatre & Studio

Have you ever dreamt of flying – of soaring with the birds in the sky?

Vuelos is a magical dance theatre work for children and families that challenges you to wonder, and to contemplate our eternal dream: to be able to fly.

Combining captivating digital animation and life-size puppets, mirrors and shadows, athletic choreography and hypnotic music, Vuelos gives full rein to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with flight – and the ingenious machines he devised to cross the sky and join the soaring birds.

Vuelos is created by Aracaladanza, a multi award-winning dance theatre company from Madrid specialising in works for children and young people. Led by choreographer Enrique Cabrera, Aracaladanza has won a raft of international prizes over its 21-year history for its fantastical dance stories told through movement, music, lighting, costume and rhythm.

Vuelos draws on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, paintings and sculptures, his explorations of anatomy and geometry, as dancers transform into magical winged creatures, or embody his elegant perpetual motion machines. Bewitching, comic and astonishingly inventive, it appeals directly to the senses and the emotions, and is aimed at children over five, with plenty to stimulate and entertain adults too.

For children age 5+

Visually stunning and abundantly playful... the children are entranced by it

The Stage on Constellations

Accompanying these performances of Vuelos, Aracaladanza ran two family workshops for children aged 5 to 8.

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  • Running time: 
    50mins appox (no interval)


Church Hill Theatre & Studio

Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DR

Supported by

Claire and Mark Urquhart



Enrique Cabrera Concept and director
Aracaladanza Choreography
Luis Miguel Cobo Music
Elisa Sanz Set and costume designer
Pedro Yagüe Lighting designer
Álvaro Luna Video designer

Carolina Arija Gallardo, Jimena Trueba Toca, Jonatan de Luis Mazagatos, Jorge Brea Salgueiro, Raquel de la Plaza Húmera Dancers

More information about some of the artists

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Enrique Cabrera

Vuelos | The Scotsman

August 14th 2017

Every minute of this is done with grace and sophistication, yet perfectly pitched for all ages to enjoy ★★★★

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Review by: 

Kelly Apter
The Scotsman

Vuelos | The List

August 13th 2017

Stimulating young creative minds with the work of Leonardo da Vinci ★★★★

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Review by: 

Lucy Ribchester
The List

Photo: Pedro Arany

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £20
Under 18s: £10

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF