Dada Masilo: The Sacrifice

£17.50 - 35.00

Evening, 7:30pm

Running time: 60mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 12+

Friends Discounts available
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Dance Consortium presents 

Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice 

The Guardian's best dance to book 2023

South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s new work The Sacrifice reinterprets ‘The Rite of Spring’ for a new generation of audiences.This is an unforgettable and deeply uplifting experience from one of the most exciting choreographers working in dance today

Featuring live music on stage, The Sacrifice is inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, combining the European heritage of this monumental piece of music with the uniquely rhythmic and expressive movements of ‘Tswana’ the traditional dance of Botswana.

Rooted in story-telling and healing ritual, Masilo and her dancers deliver an exhilarating performance that will transport you through a journey of emotions.  


★ ★ ★ ★

Deeply moving and astonishingly fresh

The Observer

★ ★ ★ ★

Masilo’s choreography is joyous

The Times

★ ★ ★ ★

Fascinating combinations of classical ballet and Tswana dance blended seamlessly together

The Reviews Hub

A company of exceptional dancers and musicians

Culture Whisper


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Terms and conditions apply

Groups (8+): £4 off Stalls and Dress.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off.
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

School Groups (10+):£8.50.
Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students. 
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Student Standby: £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. 

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Show Related Events

Post Show Q&A

Friday 10 Mar (following the 7:30pm performance)

A wonderful opportunity to stay behind after the show and hear directly from Dada about her career and inspirations.

Cost included in the price of the ticket - just stay behind after the show

Open Rehearsal

Sat 11 Mar, 4:30pm

Step into the auditorium to observe behind the scenes as company artists rehearse for Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice. During a 60 minute rehearsal, company dancers and musicians rehearse for the evening show. May feature short pauses and notes.

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Dance Workshop

Sat 11 Mar, 12:30pm

Join us on stage for a workshop, led by company dancers. An inspiring insight into Dada Masilo’s remarkable signature dance style! This workshop is best suited to those with some dance experience who wish to experience Dada’s choreography combining contemporary dance, African dance and ballet styles. Especially recommended for performing arts or dance students.

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