Well, the best intentions don’t always pan out. I meant to write more and look more often at the blogging since I came to Edinburgh on August 10 but the festival has gotten in the way in a huge way. I’ve seen 51 shows or ticketed events in 9 days plus the evening I arrived, with dozens more in the offing. Some of it’s been wonderful, too. One of the more special pieces was a solo King Lear by Wu Hsing-kuo, a masterly dancer who was a member of Cloud Gate. Tonight I saw Princess Bari by the South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn, which was wild and intoxicating fun. But it is 3am now and I can’t say more, especially not if I want at least a bit of sleep. And I do want, as I have a morning concert, an afternoon show, a Peking Opera-style adaptation of Hamlet and then a midnight-till-dawn Brazilian-made telling of Medea all on the docket for tomorrow and spilling into Sunday. Plus a deadline or two to contend with. And so I will sign off with a sigh, wishing everyone there — but especically the choreographers and dancers — a truly splendid weekend. I look forward to eventually seeing the results of all this intensive work, but also hearing about it from those who made it and those who get to see it. Break a leg! I will catch up with all that’s on the blog in due course.