The Mound Precinct was the first port of call for today’s photo call with Canada’s Cirque Eloize. The performers ran through a few ‘exercises’ for the cameras to give a flavour of what to expect from their show on the ‘Pleasance at the EICC’ programme for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

A staggering blend of circus, theatre and Dance, Cirkopolis transforms the classic film Metropolis into a virtuostic spectacle for the whole family. As artists rebel, their grey cityscape is replaced by absurd theatre, beautiful poetry and bursts of brilliant colour in a world where fantasy defies reality

One of the World’s leading contemporary circuses, Quebec’s Cirque Eloize have blazed a trail in magical theatre experiences for nearly 25 years, performing in over 500 cities to more than 3.5 million people.

Cirque Eloize will be performing at the EICC between 4th and 28th August and tickets are available from here.