The Art of Treepling


Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June

@ venues across Edinburgh


A mini-festival of percussive dance culminating the First Footing residency including public workshops, masterclasses, work-in-progress showings, dance-for-camera showings, panels and performances with Sandy Silva, Colin Dunne and artist-in-residence Nic Gareiss.

First Footing is a tailor-made residency rooted in collaboration across dance and music communities, traditional and contemporary practices. It spans traditional arts organisations, dance agencies, educational institutions and community groups to foster deeper levels of engagement, connectivity and new support for traditional dance in Scotland.

First Footing Opportunities for Dancers and Musicians

First Footing Artist Blog

First Footing is led by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh with support from Creative Scotland.

Photo credit: Michael Erlewine