Israeli-state funded Batsheva Dance Company’ will dance at the Edinburgh International Festival on 30th, 31st August and 1st September while Israel commits atrocious crimes against the Palestinian people: Send off a letter now to the EIF Director - it just takes seconds. Join the three nights of protests at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Support the protests across the UK in November.
Israeli State-funded Batsheva Dance Company is scheduled to appear for three nights at the Playhouse on Leith Walk during the Edinburgh International Festival – from Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1st September.
They then have an 8-city UK tour later in the year, including the two opening slots in Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, Nicholson Street (details below).
There can be no ‘business-as-usual’ for Israeli State-funded artists while Israel harasses and closes Palestinian cultural events, as part of the wider programme of dispossession and expulsion of Palestinians to entrench Israeli apartheid in all of Palestine.
Join the campaign to pressure the Edinburgh International Festival to disinvite Batsheva Dance Company and help build the protests for justice and BDS if the events go ahead!
Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid:
What you can do:
Join the protests outside the Edinburgh Playhouse on 30, 31 August and 1 September
If you live in Edinburgh, offer accommodation to out-of-towners.
put up posters in your local area.
join information street stalls in Edinburgh throughout the Festival period.
organise a meeting in your local area.
organise meetings, leafletting and stalls to mobilise support for the protests.
join activists who are organising street theatre in Edinburgh during the Festival period.
Make a donation toward the organising for the Batsheva protests:
Bank sort code: 80-02-83 a/c 06001229Account Name: Scottish PSC Delegation
All funds received through this account is for the sole use of the Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid initiative You can also make a donation through the Scottish PSC Paypal account - please make sure these donations are clearly marked 'Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid].
Batsheva UK tour in October/November. Edinburgh, Festival Theatre Tue 30 Oct & Wed 31 Oct The Lowry, Salford Quays Fri 2 Nov & Sat 3 Nov Bradford, Alhambra Theatre Tue 6 Nov & Wed 7 Nov Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Fri 9 Nov & Sat 10 Nov Birmingham Hippodrome Tue 13 Nov & Wed 14 Nov Leicester, Curve Theatre Fri 16 Nov London, Sadler's Wells Mon 19 Nov, Tue 20 Nov & Wed 21 Nov Plymouth, Theatre Royal Fri 23 Nov & Sat 24 Nov