Festival picks, 8 August: Antigone | Sylvie Guillem | Chilly Gonzales & The Kaiser Quartett
Antigone, Juliette Binoche

A daily pick of what’s on at the Edinburgh Festival…

Theatre: Antigone

King’s Theatre, 7:30pm, until 22 August

Ivo Van Hove’s production of Sophocles’s tragedy had mixed reviews in London (“lacklustre” said one) but there’s no arguing with the star power of Juliette Binoche, who heads a formidable cast as the woman who defies a king.

Dance: Sylvie Guillem

Festival Theatre, 7:30pm, until 10 August

THE great French ballet dancer visits the International Festival as part of her final world tour, performing new pieces by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, alongside work by Mats Ek and William Forsythe.

Music: Chilly Gonzales & The Kaiser Quartett

The Hub, tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm

THE International Festival kicks off a new programme of intimate jazz, film soundtrack and indie-folk gigs above its box office at the Hub, including shows by Anna Calvi, King Creosote and Jason Moran. It’s been described as a new “pop” direction for a festival largely associated with classical music, so it’s perhaps fitting that the opening show is by a pianist who says he is equally inspired by Bach and Daft Punk.