• WE Came TO DAnce

    An Interplanetary Interactive New Musical at Edinburgh Fringe 2021

    Nicolson Square Edinburgh

    Venue 2090 August 4-28​

  • We Came To Dance is one of the most anticipated new family friendly interactive musicals At the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Our interactive and all-ages appropriate musical tells the story of extra-terrestrial life that arrives on Earth to warn its inhabitants of a climate crisis, after barely surviving catastrophe on their own planet. While guiding you in a fully immersed experience through rhythms, dance, and song, the characters relay a call to action and convey the tragedy of a changing climate -- yet each and every motion, movement, and note is infused with hope and joy.

  • Reviews

    “A Fringe musical about the climate crisis and creating joy is more urgent than ever especially with the UN Climate Talks coming to Glasgow this Fall. “WeCameToDance” really tackles both these urgent needs — our desire to renew social connection and the urgency of the plight of the planet.”​

    BBC Scotland​

    “Impact-driven, non-profit theatre is ready to be revitalized. As participants sing and dance alongside the cast, WeCameToDance proposes a new model of theatre that embraces vulnerability.”

    The Scotsman

    “This (WeCameToDance) will be the next hottest trend.”

    Playbill Magazine

  • What TO EXPECT

    An Out-Of-This-World Experience

    During the performance you will interact with aliens from a real exoplanet (they call it “Hanyana”) that we have imagined in partnership with Dr. Steve B. Howell at NASA Ames Research Center. The performers will sing in their own language created by famed linguist David Peterson, who developed Valyrian and Dothraki for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Alongside the cast, you will groove to music created by Grammy-nominated Ghanaian afrobeats artist Rocky Dawuni and participate in synchronized dance originally designed in New York by Mary Page Nance of Broadway’s “Finding Neverland” and “The Great Comet” and choreographed and directed for the local production in Scotland by award-winning Ashley Jack and Becky Enoch of House of Jack Studio in Leith, Edinburgh.

    An Important Message at our Core

    With COP26 just around the corner in Glasgow our Musical couldn't be more timely. Not only does the plot of We Came To Dance focus on the danger of Climate Change but we have been very cautious in limiting our carbon footprint through he production process. From hiring a local team to reduce travel to our zero-waste sets created using upcycled set-pieces we are sticking to our climate friendly goals.

  • TEAM

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Adam Hyndman

    Creative producing and dramaturgy

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Mary Page Nance

    Developmental director / choreographer

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Danielle Nierenberg

    Collaborator

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    David Peterson

    Linguistics and language development

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Dr. Steve Howell

    Collaborator

     Photo credit: Leonardo Flaiban via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND

    Rocky Dawuni

    Music / Lyrics

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Allen René Louis

    Music/Lyrics

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Douglas Romanaov

    Music/lyrics

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Kristin Yancy 

    Creative devising

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Geena Quintos

    Creative devising

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Lindsey Jones

    Creative devising

  • Help support the fight on Climate Change

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    Sign the petition to urge Scotland policymakers to support the Good Food Nation Bill

    This prospective law is focused on helping Scotland transition to a fair, healthy, and sustainable food system. The Scottish Food Coalition is campaigning for the Good Food Nation Bill to create a coherent and connected approach to food policy that is committed to each and every person’s right to food.

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    Community orchards are a great way to provide fruit for the whole community, eat nutritiously, and reduce your carbon footprint by eating locally. Orchards can also become habitat for wildlife and a vital site for beehives.

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  • We came to dance News

    Radical show aims to create new generation of food activists at COP26

    The National​

    "A RADICAL new production aimed at creating food activists is to be staged during the world climate summit in Glasgow this year." WCTD was featured in The National Newspaper... Read Here

    WCTD on the

    SBN Newscast

    Some of the team were recently featured on the SBN Newscast, discussing some of the shows history and first impression of our Fringe debut.

    WeCameToDance at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (#EdFringe) Trailer

  • Supporters

    Scottish Business Network

    Scottish Net Zero Community

    Seler8