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Telling tall tales

| by Hannah Barker and Lewis Hetherington

In difficult financial times, are there new ways to approach international collaboration? And do we have a right to tell stories from different cultures? Analogue Theatre Company’s trip to India had a fundamental impact on the show they want to create.

Festival Fever

| by Laura Holmes

With festival season well underway our latest Twitter list highlights the variety of festivals running throughout the UK.

The Long Road to Edinburgh

| by Cathy Gomez, Rebecca Hinton and Neil Webb

As we prepare for our biennial showcase at the Fringe, we take a look at what goes on behind the scenes of programming for an international audience.

Six countries and counting

| by Gary Hills

Gary Hills has delivered training in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is about to travel to Kazakhstan. He tells us about catching the travel bug and having to think on his feet.

Scottish taste in Sao Paulo

| by Liliane Rebelo

The seventeenth Festival Cultura Inglesa in Brazil will have a distinctly Scottish flavour as it showcases what the UK has to offer culturally. Liliane Rebelo tells us what audiences can expect.

Where from Edinburgh?

| by Alexander Kelly

Alexander Kelly from Third Angel explains how the British Council's 2001 Edinburgh Showcase helped his company not only put on a show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but also take their work abroad.

Forest Fringe goes International

| by Andy Field

Forest Fringe's Co-Director Andy Field blogs about taking the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe beyond the UK to brand new audiences in Thailand and Japan.

Impulse to dance

| by Eleanor Turney

The British Council hosted a round-table discussion on Indian and UK contemporary dance on 14 May. Eleanor Turney reports back.

International conversations

| by Jethro Compton

The Artists' International Development Fund allowed Jethro Compton to take a show to Australia. He explains how the trip broadened his horizons

Dance to die for

| by Neha Jaiswar

Neha Jaiswar, Senior Arts Manager in India, talks about the contemporary dance scene in India and what she's got out of her trip to the UK so far.

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