UKTW - 25 years online
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers). Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....


Ride the Beast - Scottish Ballet dancers wrestle with the wild nature of the unknown, welding their classical technique to the raw power of Petronio's rolling signature language. They soar and shudder to some of Radiohead's best known music to create something startling, a celebration of pure energy and aggressive creativity. Summer Season 2008 will be the first time that Ride the Beast has been performed outside the Edinburgh International Festival where it premiered last year to much critical and audience acclaim. In Light and Shadow - Inspired by a range of Baroque dances and painters including Vermeer, Rembrandt and La Tour the ballet focuses on the interplay of light and shadow as über-contemporary lines are juxtaposed with the rich and celebratory music of Bach. Pastor describes In Light & Shadow as being as detailed as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Fresco where ornate features contrast with light and shadow. Othello - Othello is one of Scottish Ballet’s founder Peter Darrell’s key works, presenting Shakespeare’s epic tragedy as a powerful and dramatic one-act ballet. Choreographed to the haunting music of Liszt’s A Faust Symphony, Darrell’s fast moving and terse Othello takes a fresh look at Shakespeare’s classic through the eyes of the villain Iago whose evil plotting brings the ballet to a heart-rending conclusion. Lull - Scottish Ballet is thrilled to have commissioned soloist Diana Loosmore’s third work which premieres as part of Summer Season 2008. Diana won the Peter Darrell Award in 2007 and is a growing choreographic force within Scottish Ballet. This powerful piece draws from the fusion of classical music and jazz of Mercury Music Prize 2007 nominees Basquiat Strings. Scottish Ballet - Ride the Beast/In Light and Shadow/Othello/Lull website.

Company Scottish Ballet. Choreographer Stephen Petronio (Ride the Beast). Music Radiohead (Ride the Beast). Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (In Light and Shadow). Music J.S. Bach (In Light and Shadow). Choreographer Peter Darrell (Othello). Music Liszt (Othello). Choreographer Diana Loosmore (Lull). Music Basquiat Strings (Lull).

Scottish Ballet - Ride the Beast/In Light and Shadow/Othello/Lull

Scottish Ballet - Ride the Beast/In Light and Shadow/Othello/Lull (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T313835987. Details of all Scottish Ballet - Ride the Beast/In Light and Shadow/Othello/Lull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1162744014

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