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Archive listings for Scottish Ballet

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The Snow Queen - T710516368

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's much-loved tale - which was also the basis for Frozen - this glittering new production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.Choreographer Christopher Hampson. Design Lez Brotherston.
12 Feb 20 to 15 Feb 20Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L1590981167
3 Jan 20 to 18 Jan 20Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L625273131

The Crucible - T1454041485

World Premiere. The village of Salem stands on the brink. A teenage girl imagines her future. A marriage is tested. Church bells ring, uniting the community in prayer. These are good people; this could be anywhere. They fear the shadows in the forest, but the real monsters are much closer to home. You'll be on the edge of your seat watching this tight-knit society unravel into chaos. Ask yourself: when everything is in the balance, what are you prepared to pay for the truth? Based on the play by Arthur Miller.Choreographer Helen Pickett. Company Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Music Peter Salem. Other James Bonas (Artistic Collaborator). Design Emma Kingsbury. Costume Emma Kingsbury. Design David Finn. Lighting David Finn.
17 Oct 19 to 18 Oct 19Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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9 Oct 19 to 10 Oct 19Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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3 Oct 19 to 5 Oct 19His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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25 Sep 19 to 28 Sep 19Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L01120997624
3 Aug 19 to 5 Aug 19Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
listing details L01505610948

Wee Hansel and Gretel - T369733012

Hansel and Gretel for the young ones.
27 Sep 19 to 28 Sep 19Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
listing details L1793186471
1 Nov 18 to 3 Nov 18Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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13 Jan 17Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Spring! Dextera and Elite Syncopations - T01268736523

4 Apr 19 to 6 Apr 19Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L01421368764

Highland Fling - T2052440038

Highland Fling follows the antics of James - a young Scot with sex, love and rock and roll on his mind. Recently married to his beloved Effie, his addiction to excess finds him in the fateful company of a beguiling gothic fairy. As his love for the strange and beautiful sylph becomes an obsession, he embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a magical world beyond reality and reason.Director Matthew Bourne. Choreographer Matthew Bourne. Other Etta Murfitt (revival staging). Music Herman Severin Lovenskjold. Sound Paul Groothuis. Design Lez Brotherston. Costume Lez Brotherston. Lighting Paule Constable.
10 Apr 18 to 14 Apr 18Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L657454584
4 Apr 18 to 7 Apr 18Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Scottish Ballet dances Stravinsky: Le Baiser de la Fee/The Rite of Spring - T0213483649

Scottish Ballet will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Scottish born choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan with a recreation of his early narrative work Le Baiser de la F?e. Using Stravinsky's score (itself a homage to Tchaikovsky) MacMillan reveals the darker depths of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale The Ice Maiden. Le Baiser de la F?e was originally created in 1960 and has had only one revival since. Scottish Ballet will be working with the Benesh Notator, Diana Curry and designer Gary Harris to recreate the original production. In complete musical contrast is Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Scottish Ballet's own production by Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson, uses only three dancers to convey a present day story of two brothers destined for different paths to enlightenment. Hampson has created a version that is relevant to our time; his The Rite of Spring is a brutal and physical response to the Stravinsky score. An exploration of rivalry, betrayal and sacrifice, Scottish Ballet's The Rite of Spring is at times violent, intense and thought-provoking.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Le Baiser de la Fee). Choreographer Christopher Hampson (The Rite of Spring).
3 Nov 17 to 4 Nov 17Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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24 Oct 17 to 25 Oct 17His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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11 Oct 17 to 12 Oct 17Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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5 Oct 17 to 7 Oct 17Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration - Le Baiser de la fee - T884136317

Kenneth MacMillan had long wanted to set Stravinsky's vivid 1928 ballet score Le Baiser de la f?e (The Fairy's Kiss) when in 1960 he finally had his chance. Stravinsky's music is an homage to Tchaikovsky and 19th-century classical ballet. MacMillan followed suit, drawing on his considerable expertise in classical ballet to create a work that overtly recalls choreography by Marius Petipa and MacMillan's immediate forebear Frederick Ashton - while also bearing MacMillan's own distinctive stamp.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Music Stravinsky. Design Gary Harris.
18 Oct 17 to 19 Oct 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L199903468

MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps)/Emergence - T1677272519

Crystal Pite/Angelin Preljocaj - Sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come together in a double bill of major contemporary dance works from Scotland's national ballet company, radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional impact. A 38-strong corps de ballet is transformed into a swarming, scurrying mass of insectlike creatures in the multi-award winning Emergence by Crystal Pite, which draws parallels between classical ballet's traditional hierarchies and the swarm intelligence of bees. By turns ritualistic and mesmerising, and cast on a huge scale, Emergence transforms the stage into the dancers' eerie subterranean hive, combining the elegant lines of classical ballet with weird, insect-like movements and chaotic formations. With a hypnotic electronic score by Owen Belton, Emergence is a spectacular showpiece from one of today's most exciting and innovative choreographers. Angelin Preljocaj's MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) is a hymn to the male body, a meeting of the spiritual and the carnal, a glorification of masculinity and a condemnation of force. Performed by 12 male dancers representing the Apostles of Jesus, this powerfully sensual work takes as its starting point the Last Supper as related in the Gospel of St Mark, chapter 14, verse 22 as Christ breaks bread and announces to his disciples: 'Take it; this is my body.' Through ritual washing, tender affection and images of cruelty, MC 14/22 evokes Biblical scenes in a visceral, sometimes brutal work that explores the idea of surrendering the body so that it can be recreated anew. Angelin Preljocaj is one of the world's preeminent choreographers, revered for his unmistakably provocative dance vocabulary focusing strongly on physicality and sensuality.Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj (MC 14/22 - Ceci est mon corps). Sound Tedd Zahmal (MC 14/22 - Ceci est mon corps). Costume Daniel Jasiak (MC 14/22 - Ceci est mon corps). Lighting Patrick Riou (MC 14/22 - Ceci est mon corps). Choreographer Crystal Pite (Emergence). Design Jay Gower Taylor (Emergence). Costume Linda Chow (Emergence). Lighting Alan Brodie (Emergence). Music Owen Belton (Emergence).
7 Jun 17 to 10 Jun 17Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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18 Aug 16 to 20 Aug 16Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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T2096074736

For its second appearance at Dance International Glasgow, Scottish Ballet will be performing a World Premiere at Tramway. The new work is a co-commission with Tramway and will be created by Ivgi & Greben, a Dutch and Israeli choreographic partnership that will push Scottish Ballet into new realms of movement and theatre.Choreographer Uri Ivgi. Choreographer Johan Greben.
21 Apr 17 to 22 Apr 17The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
listing details L01374430197

Emergence/New Work - T0885421463

Choreographer Crystal Pite (Emergence). Music Owen Belton (Emergence). Director Hope Muir (Emergence). Design Jay Gower Taylor (Emergence). Costume Linda Chow (Emergence). Lighting Alan Brodie (Emergence). Choreographer Sophie Laplane (New Work).
29 Sep 16 to 1 Oct 16Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L01000055544

Wee Cinderella - T1904300413

A wee version of a big ballet. Wee Cinderella takes all the magic of the full ballet and packages it up into an entertaining and captivating performance for Wee ballet fans. With a presenter to guide you through the story and some audience participation, it is the perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet.
15 Jan 16Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L347447532

Elsa Canasta/Motion of Displacement/Maze - T01761440523

Choreographer Javier de Frutos (Elsa Canasta). Choreographer Bryan Arias (Motion of Displacement). Choreographer Sophie Laplane (Maze).
9 Oct 15 to 10 Oct 15His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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2 Oct 15 to 3 Oct 15Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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29 Sep 15 to 30 Sep 15Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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24 Sep 15 to 25 Sep 15Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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A Streetcar Named Desire - T01765826712

Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment. Stella's brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her. Set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score by award-winning composer Peter Salem, Scottish Ballet presents its Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Tennessee Williams' thrilling play. The company continues to push the boundaries of modern ballet in a collaboration with theatre and film director Nancy Meckler and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, creating a powerful infusion of drama and dance. Running time: 2hrs (including one 20min interval).Director Nancy Meckler. Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Music Peter Salem. Design Nikii Turner. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Performer Dve Mutso. Performer Sophie Martin. Performer Erik Cavallari. Performer Christopher Harrison. Performer Luciana Ravizzi. Performer Sophie Laplane.
31 Mar 15 to 2 Apr 15Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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18 Mar 15 to 21 Mar 15Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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12 Mar 15 to 14 Mar 15Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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Up Close: New Voices/Elite Syncopations - T0170770324

New Voices - Created by some of the most exciting rising stars in the world of dance, these exclusive excerpts feature amongst others the work of James Cousins, Helen Pickett as well as fresh choreographic talent from Scottish Ballet's own talented company of dancers. From the deliciously sensual, to high-energy and vibrant - these works, premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival 2013, will leave you breathless. Elite Syncopations - Kenneth MacMillan's Elite Syncopations is an irresistible carnival of colourful characters. A smart, sassy and witty romp, dancers in dazzling costumes playfully flirt and vie with each other amid a whirl of 1920s dance hall glitz. Set to a series of popular ragtime tunes, the lively pace and rousing energy will send you home smiling.
31 Oct 14 to 1 Nov 14Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L546486263

Up Close 2014 - T01745506987

Scottish Ballet is heading out on the road to bring the passion, power and poise of ballet directly to you. Up Close is a perfect introduction to ballet, showcasing bite-sized morsels of dance that are "engaging, entertaining and accessible" (Scotsman). Age 6+
24 Oct 14 to 25 Oct 14The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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21 Oct 14 to 22 Oct 14The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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The Crucible/Ten Poems - T1004863354

An evening of great text as the stylistic language of American Playwright Arthur Miller and Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas come together in a powerful study of words in motion. From Canadian choreographer Helen Pickett comes the world premiere of The Crucible. Based on American playwright Arthur Miller's 1953 Tony award-winning play, Pickett translates this incredible dramatisation of the Salem witch trials with her imitable style of dance language. A dancer and choreographer under William Forsyth, and currently Resident Choreographer at Atlanta Ballet, Pickett layers rich, evocative characterisations and lyrical story telling in this first-ever ballet version of Miller's chilling tale of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour. A UK premiere, Christopher Bruce's Ten Poems was created for Ballet Keil (Germany) in 2009. Set to a recording of ten Dylan Thomas poems, emotively read by Welsh actor Richard Burton, Ten Poems builds on the melodic rhythm of the famous prose as Bruce, one of Britain's most prolific and important choreographers, brings each one to life with exquisite little vignettes of story and character.Choreographer Helen Pickett (The Crucible). Choreographer Christopher Bruce (Tenn Poems).
7 Oct 14 to 8 Oct 14His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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3 Oct 14 to 4 Oct 14Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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30 Sep 14 to 1 Oct 14Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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25 Sep 14 to 27 Sep 14Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Hansel and Gretel - T1402313767

10 Dec 13 to 28 Dec 13Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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The Rite of Spring and Elite Syncopation - T3259407

26 Sep 13 to 28 Sep 13Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Dance Odysseys: New Voices - T1941585328

In NEW VOICES comes five world premieres performed by Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre. For Scottish Ballet: California's Helen Pickett, a former dancer for William Forsythe and now resident Choreographer at Atlanta Ballet renowned for energetic yet poetic creations; James Cousins, a young choreographer whose contemplative and gripping style won him the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award; Martin Lawrance who shares the intense musicality of his mentor Richard Alston and Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally, an exciting, cutting edge choreographer for whom the term ?indie ballet' could have been coined. Henri Oguike, one of the brightest voices of British contemporary dance, takes on a new commission with Scottish Dance Theatre, promising fierce precision in this world premiere.
16 Aug 13 to 19 Aug 13Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L2040371403

Dance Odysseys: Duets - T06732921

Relationships come into focus in DUETS as Scottish Ballet presents extracts from the canon of Scottish Ballet's Founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell in Five R?ckert Songs embodying the feelings in Friedrich R?ckert's poetry on love, loss and loneliness and Ch?ri the story of a passionate and ultimately tragic love affair. James Cousins' Jealousy offers an intimate viewpoint of a passionate and obsessive relationship and Helen Pickett's Trace is inspired by a composite of Tennessee Williams' lovers.
16 Aug 13 to 19 Aug 13Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L943070046

Dance Odysseys: Contemporary Classics - T661695818

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS offers an inspiring programme from three established choreographers. Christopher Bruce's Shift is an energetic study of 1940s factory workers during the war, Jiri Kylian's 14'20 - a sensual duet of feral beauty and human entanglement and Twyla Tharp's The Fugue, set to the percussive beat of the dancer's own feet as they spiral, twist and stomp.
16 Aug 13 to 19 Aug 13Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L0758378227

Dance Odysseys: Sea of Troubles (1988)/Silhouette (2010) - T088214065

In its 25th anniversary year, Kenneth MacMillan's haunting Sea of Troubles explores relationships in sharp, stylised scenes. Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet and set to music by Webern and Martinu, each character is haunted by a ghost and their own guilt. Performed for the first time in the UK, Silhouette is an exuberant celebration of ballet at its most classic. A joyful study of composer Francis Poulenc's Concert Champetre in this the 50th anniversary year of his death, Degas-styled dancers present clear, crisp lines in this multi-levelled journey from darkness into light.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Sea of Troubles). Music Webern (Sea of Troubles). Music Martinu (Sea of Troubles). Design Deborah MacMillan (Sea of Troubles). Choreographer Christopher Hampson (Silhouette). Music Francis Poulenc (Silhouette).
16 Aug 13 to 19 Aug 13Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L541592518

Highland Fling - T2112958416

Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling is a wonderfully imaginative reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide. Highland Fling follows the antics of James, a young man who is lured from his nuptial bed by an unearthly siren. As his love for the strange and beautiful 'Sylph' becomes an obsession, he embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a magical world beyond reality and reason.Corporate Sponsor Adam & Company. Director Matthew Bourne. Choreographer Matthew Bourne. Company Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Music Herman Severin Lovenskjold. Adapted by Lez Brotherston. Lighting Paule Constable.
22 May 13 to 25 May 13Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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16 May 13 to 18 May 13His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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9 May 13 to 11 May 13Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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27 Apr 13 to 4 May 13Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Run For It/Workwithinwork/Five Tangos - T02002075032

Scottish Ballet presents an extraordinary triple bill tracing a line through dance from the highly physical to the seductively graceful. Fresh from its world premiere as part of the Cultural Olympiad this summer, Martin Lawrance's Run For It is a high energy work inspired by the grace of Olympic athletes. Classical discipline meets playfulness in William Forsythe'sWorkwithinwork, a study of the possibilities of motion. The dancers create a breathtaking display of fascinating angles and lines, leaving traces of their movements as they go. Drawing the evening to a fiery close is Hans van Manen's Five Tangos. Performed by Scottish Ballet for the first time, this sizzling work combines classical ballet with the passion and dramatic flourishes of the tango.Choreographer Martin Lawrance (Run for It). Choreographer William Forsythe (Workwithinwork). Choreographer Hans van Manen (Five Tangos).
19 Oct 12 to 20 Oct 12His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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16 Oct 12 to 17 Oct 12Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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11 Oct 12 to 13 Oct 12Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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4 Oct 12 to 6 Oct 12Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Streetcar Named Desire - T01136851465

Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment. Stella's brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her. Set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score.Corporate Sponsor Adam & Company. Music Peter Salem. Director Nancy Meckler. Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Music Peter Salem. Design Niki Turner. Lighting Tim Mitchell.
16 May 12 to 19 May 12Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
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9 May 12 to 12 May 12Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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2 May 12 to 5 May 12His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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26 Apr 12 to 28 Apr 12Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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18 Apr 12 to 21 Apr 12Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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11 Apr 12 to 14 Apr 12Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Kings 2 Ends 2011/Song of the Earth (1965) - T1543874356

Kings 2 Ends, created for Scottish Ballet, is a collision of the two very different energies found in the juxtaposed soundtrack of Mozart s Violin Concerto No 1 and Steve Reich s Double Sextet. Double Sextet is urgent, demanding and stripped back - it makes the pulse quicken as the dancers demonstrate their sheer physicality and athleticism, their movements powerful and precise, while the Mozart piece is drawn in beautiful lines with a strong sense of romance and playfulness. "I ve chosen two pieces of music that are very different in the time period and approach of their moods," says Jorma. "Reich is very mathematical. It s almost cold: it s like a big city, a pulse that keeps on driving on. And the Mozart is much more colourful and humorous and full of human richness: in a way, it s the opposite to Steve Reich." From Scottish choreographer Kenneth MacMillan is Song of the Earth, created for Stuttgart Ballet in 1965 at the invitation of Artistic Director John Cranko. The piece offers a choreographic response to the bittersweet emotions portrayed in a series of 18th century Chinese poems, freely translated into German and set to music by Gustav Mahler to a poignant conclusion.Choreographer Jorma Elo (Kings 2 Ends). Music Mozart (Kings 2 Ends). Music Steve Reich (Kings 2 Ends). Choreographer Henneth MacMillan (Song of the Earth). Music Mahler (Song of the Earth). Performer Katarina Karneus (mezzo soprano - Song of the Earth). Performer Peter Wedd (tenor - Song of the Earth).
3 Nov 11 to 4 Nov 11Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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Kings 2 Ends/Pennies from Heaven - T0889814252

Kings 2 Ends, created for Scottish Ballet, is a collision of the two very different energies found in the juxtaposed soundtrack of Mozart s Violin Concerto No 1 and Steve Reich s Double Sextet. Double Sextet is urgent, demanding and stripped back - it makes the pulse quicken as the dancers demonstrate their sheer physicality and athleticism, their movements powerful and precise, while the Mozart piece is drawn in beautiful lines with a strong sense of romance and playfulness. "I ve chosen two pieces of music that are very different in the time period and approach of their moods," says Jorma. "Reich is very mathematical. It s almost cold: it s like a big city, a pulse that keeps on driving on. And the Mozart is much more colourful and humorous and full of human richness: in a way, it s the opposite to Steve Reich." Both lyrical and playful, Elo s vibrant choreography, full of unexpected angles and sassy subversions, invites the audience to simply immerse themselves in the piece and to discover their own personal meaning. A series of vintage-styled vignettes, Pennies from Heaven takes its cue from the music and cinema of the 1930s and borrows its title from Dennis Potter s acclaimed television drama Pennies from Heaven. The work is a charming interpretation of a range of popular songs from the period including March Winds and April Showers as well as, of course, Pennies from Heaven, and the dancers, cast as a cross-section of 30s society including a hotel bell-hop and a cinema cigarette girl, tell a variety of love stories set to the songs bittersweet lyrics in a piece that Artistic Director Ashley Page created as "an end of evening piece...something that would send everybody out happy, and tapping their toes." And the piece brings a particular vintage glamour to the evening, with each of the costumes in Pennies from Heaven designed by Antony McDonald constructed to recreate that classic 1930s look using materials specially chosen to evoke the period - there s even a long green dress which was specially dyed to match the colour of Keira Knightley s similarly-styled gown in the 1930s-set film Atonement.Choreographer Jorma Elo (Kings 2 Ends). Music Steve Reich (Kings 2 Ends). Music Mozart (Kings 2 Ends). Choreographer Ashley Page (Pennies from Heaven). Costume Antony McDonald (Pennies from Heaven).
29 Sep 11 to 1 Oct 11Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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New Work (2011)/Song of the Earth (1965) - T251883477

World Premiere Scottish Ballet and the Edinburgh International Festival are delighted that Jorma Elo, resident choreographer of Boston Ballet and a rising star in contemporary ballet both in the US and Europe, is creating a new work for Festival 2011. Hot on the heels of his recent triumphs at San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, Jorma Elo's much anticipated new commission for Scottish Ballet features Mozart's First Violin Concerto and music by Steve Reich. Song of the Earth (1965) Created by Scottish choreographic genius Kenneth MacMillan, former Director and Principal Choreographer of the Royal Ballet, Song of the Earth is set to Mahler's beautiful song cycle Das Lied von der Erde which explores mankind's struggle to accept mortality and the hope and eventual renewal that comes with death. Mahler set texts from Chinese poems of the T'ang Dynasty, translated into German. His use of Chinese motifs in the music is subtle and sublime. Joining the dancers of Scottish Ballet are mezzo soprano Katarina Karneus and tenor Peter Wedd with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra led by Sian Edwards. Duration: 2hrs approx.Choreographer Jorma Elo (World Premiere). Music Mozart (World Premiere). Music Steve Reich (World Premiere). Choreographer Henneth MacMillan (Song of the Earth). Music Mahler (Song of the Earth). Performer Katarina Karneus (mezzo soprano - Song of the Earth). Performer Peter Wedd (tenor - Song of the Earth).
12 Aug 11 to 4 Sep 11Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
listing details L0579876956

Up Close Tour 2010 - Chasing Ghosts/Room of Cooks/From Where/Romeo and Juliet(balcony pas de deux)/Pennies from Heaven(excerpts) - T473196382

Choreographer Diana Loosmore (Chasing Ghosts). Music Ian Simmonds (Chasing Ghosts). Choreographer Ashley Page (Room of Cooks). Music Orlando Gough (Room of Cooks). Choreographer Paul Liburd (From Where). Music Another Electronic Musician (From Where). Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (Romeo and Juliet). Music Sergei Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet). Choreographer Ashley Page (Pennies from Heaven).
29 Oct 10 to 30 Oct 10The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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26 Oct 10The Ryan Centre, Stranraer :: V643
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20 Oct 10Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
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Scenes de Ballet/Fearful Symmetries/New Work - T368609888

From revered choreographer [Frederick Ashton] comes Scènes de Ballet. Set to the sophisticated eponymous Stravinsky score, the work famously makes use of geometric floor and figure patterns by way of Euclid’s theorems in a piece of perfect precision that means the ballet can be viewed and enjoyed from any angle. This purely classical ballet is as elegant and chic as it is astute, and was originally designed by André Beaurepaire, a young Frenchman who was heavily influenced by Picasso. Ashton adapted the original designs to include a twist of the baroque and the final work sees the ballerinas in tutus of lemon and blue, with double strand pearls and sharp black berets to dramatic visual effect. Scènes de Ballet was Ashton’s own favourite of his body of work and together with his Cinderella and Symphonic Variations, formed the bedrock of what was a vital new era for British dance. The hugely successful Fearful Symmetries was created by [Ashley Page] on the Royal Ballet in 1994, and received both Time Out and Olivier Awards. A visually striking piece, Fearful Symmetries takes its design cues from Mark Rothko and New York abstract expressionists and is inspired by John Adams’ dynamic score which evokes contrasting images of bustling American cities and the wide open space of the mid-west. The score propels the dancers across the stage, particularly the opening train-like sounds which heighten the sense of forward momentum. And, in a world premiere, Scottish Ballet’s Autumn 2010 season culminates in an exciting new work from San Francisco Ballet choreographer [Val Caniparoli]. Caniparoli is renowned for his striking dramatic style and his choreography, much like Page, is rooted in the classical vocabulary but presented in a contemporary manner.Corporate Sponsor Adam and Company. Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Scenes de Ballet). Music Sergei Prokofiev (Scenes de Ballet). Choreographer Ashley Page (Fearful Symmetries). Music John Adams (Fearful Symmetries). Choreographer Val Caniparoli (New Work).
8 Oct 10 to 9 Oct 10Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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1 Oct 10 to 2 Oct 10His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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23 Sep 10 to 25 Sep 10Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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16 Sep 10 to 18 Sep 10Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Rubies/Workwithin Work/In Light and Shadow - T461399699

Rubies was first performed by the Company in 2005, year of its triumphant return to at the Edinburgh International Festival. Taken from legendary American choreographer George Balanchine’s full-length work Jewels, which was inspired by New York jeweller Claude Arpel, Rubies is one of Balanchine’s most delectable creations. Containing stunning and virtuosic dance reminiscent of his choreography for Broadway and Hollywood Rubies is at once glamorous and exciting. The dancers are adorned in dazzling bejewelled costumes and perform energetic choreography to the angular, jazz-tinged music of Igor Stravinsky. Choreographed by William Forsythe, WorkwithinWork is the second Forsythe work to be added to Scottish Ballet’s repertoire following critically acclaimed performances of his Artifact Suite. WorkwithinWork is steeped in the beautiful slow-building arch of Berio’s Duetti for two violins. The choreography embraces the space of an open stage; beautifully winding and branching out in ever-increasing complexity. As an American working internationally for the last thirty years, William Forsythe is recognised as one of the world’s foremost choreographers. His work is celebrated for pushing the concepts of ballet into a dynamic 21st-century art form. Inspired by a range of Baroque dances and painters, including Michelangelo, Vermeer and Rembrandt, In Light and Shadow juxtaposes contemporary lines with the rich and celebratory music of Bach. Beginning with a delicate, reflective duet to the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the ballet opens out into a rich tapestry of explosive solos, duets and ensemble work set to Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite. Pastor himself describes the piece as a suite of dances inspired by the spirit of the era and as detailed as Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel Frescos which celebrates the contrast between light and shadow.Corporate Sponsor Adam and Comany. Corporate Sponsor Hamilton and Inches. Choreographer George Balanchine (Rubies). Music Igor Stravinsky (Rubies). Choreographer William Forsythe (Workwithin Work). Music Luciano Berio (Workwithin Work). Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (In Light and Shadow). Music Johann Sebastian Bach (In Light and Shadow). Lighting Bert Dalhuysen (In Light and Shadow). Design Tatyana van Walsum (In Light and Shadow).
30 Oct 09 to 31 Oct 09Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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23 Oct 09 to 24 Oct 09His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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15 Oct 09 to 17 Oct 09Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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8 Oct 09 to 10 Oct 09Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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1 Oct 09 to 3 Oct 09Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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Scenes de Ballet/Work Within Work/Petrushka - T33853542

Scenes de Ballet - [Frederick Ashton]'s Scènes de Ballet is a direct response to the elegant sophistication of Stravinsky's score. It was Ashton's favourite of his own works, and together with his Cinderella and Symphonic Variations formed the bedrock of what was to become the 'English style'. Steeped in the language of classical ballet, the work's striking designs feature crisp tutus, black velvet berets and pearl chokers which echo the Broadway chic of the late 1940s. Work Within Work - Created by [William Forsythe], former director of Frankfurt Ballet, workwithinwork unites the dancers' classical discipline and experimental playfulness using Berio's haunting Duetti for two violins. The resulting displays of dance virtuosity shimmer in and out of the shadows on the beautifully lit Playhouse stage. Petrushka - The tragic story of a Russian puppet brought to life by a wizard's enchanted flute is given a twenty-first century twist by Australian-British choreographer and director, Ian Spink and Greek born designer Yannis Thavoris. Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes approx.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Scenes de Ballet). Music Igor Stravinsky (Scenes de Ballet). Choreographer William Forsythe (Work Within Work). Music Luciano Berio (Work Within Work). Choreographer Ian Spink (Petrushka). Design Yannis Thavoris (Petrushka). Music Igor Stravinsky (Petrushka). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Nicolas Kok. Performer Sophie Martin. Performer Claire Robertson. Performer Tomomi Sato. Performer Tama Barry. Performer Adam Blyde. Performer Erik Cavallari. Performer Soon Ja Lee. Performer Diana Loosmore. Performer Eve Mutso. Performer Paul Liburd.
4 Sep 09 to 5 Sep 09Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
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Ride the Beast/For MG: The Movie/Pennies from Heaven - T2099406243

Enjoy a unique programme inspired by the music of Radiohead, film techniques and the sophisticated frivolity of the 1930's. From ground-breaking American choreographer Stephen Petronio comes Ride The Beast - a celebration of raw energy and creativity set to music by Radiohead and featuring designs by uber-cool New York fashion designer Benjamin Cho. From Petronio's guru, Trisha Brown, comes the hauntingly poetic For MG: The Movie set to a soundscape by maverick composer Alvin Curran. Borrowing its title from Dennis Potter's acclaimed television drama Pennies From Heaven, Ashley Page premieres this new ballet - a playful interpretation of popular songs from 1930's and with elegant designs by award-winning designer Antony McDonald (The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella).Choreographer Stephen Petronio (Ride the Beast). Choreographer Trisha Brown (For MG: The Movie). Music Alvin Curran (For MG: The Movie). Choreographer Ashley Page (Pennies from Heaven).
10 Oct 08 to 11 Oct 08His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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4 Oct 08 to 5 Oct 08Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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25 Sep 08 to 27 Sep 08Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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Autumn Season 2008 - T0617569401

Enjoy a unique programme inspired by the music of Radiohead, film techniques and the sophisticated frivolity of the 1930's. From ground-breaking American choreographer Stephen Petronio comes Ride The Beast - a celebration of raw energy and creativity set to music by Radiohead and featuring designs by uber-cool New York fashion designer Benjamin Cho.
7 Oct 08 to 8 Oct 08Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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18 Sep 08 to 20 Sep 08Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Ride the Beast - Fitter Happier/Creep - T15327722

Set to music by Radiohead, and choreographed by controversial American dance master, Stephen Petronio, Scotland's award winning dance Company will perform excerpts of the full piece, set the detached electronica of Fitter Happier and an acoustic version of anthemic single Creep. Speaking about his choice of music, Petronio says "Radiohead's music is a brilliant investigation of achingly modern taste. They sail through genre and form effortlessly and passionately, and their music demands a physical response from me that by-passes reason." "I have chosen the songs for various reasons: personal pleasure, their ability to propel, a desire to hit some peaks in Radiohead's history, and ultimately their ability to shape a world I wanted to move these dancers through. Creep, their first hit, is a personal anthem and sung with such animal passion that it was just too good to pass up." Featuring costumes by uber cool New York fashion designer, Benjamin Cho, the pieces will be performed alongside other repertoire featuring music as diverse as Liszt, Bach, parisian sound sculptress Colleen and Mercury Music Prize 2007 nominees, Basquait Strings.Costume Benjamin Cho.
12 Jul 08Corran Halls, Oban :: V636
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12 Jul 08Theatre Royal, Dumfries :: V646
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8 Jul 08Elgin Town Hall, Elgin :: V609
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5 Jul 08Clickimin Leisure Complex, Lerwick :: V630
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1 Jul 08The Ryan Centre, Stranraer :: V643
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Ride the Beast/In Light and Shadow/Othello/Lull - T313835987

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.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).
5 Jul 08Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
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27 Jun 08 to 28 Jun 08The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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Fearful Symmetries/Apollo/Chasing Ghosts/Afternoon of a Faun - T02067507831

Artistic Director [Ashley Page] seminal work Fearful Symmetries, created in 1994 with The Royal Ballet, is an exhilarating celebration of dance set to John Adams' compelling score. Apollo is the oldest surviving work from revered choreographer and New York City Ballet founder [George Balanchine]. Set to a sublime Stravinsky score, this lyrical piece tells the story of the Greek god Apollo, his education by the muses, and the journey that will shape his destiny. Chasing the Ghosts - Set to [Ian Simmonds]' pulsating score (an adaptation of his track Swingin' Millie), the piece sees seven dancers exploring the space around them. As they make contact, their movements are shadowed and reflected, leaving traces as the pursuit develops. I>Chasing Ghosts is a fascinating study of human relationships, hypnotic, luminous and spectral, with stunning lighting and costumes galvanising the piece with a ghostly, metallic shimmer. Afternoon of a Faun - a serenely sensual re-working of Vaslav Njinsky's original 1912 ballet for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, which drew its inspiration from Stephane Mallames' poem L'Apres midi d'un faune. In Robbins' version the audience become voyeurs of a private encounter between two young dancers, one male, one female, who meet and practice in front of the mirror in an empty dance studio, absorbed in their own and in each others physicality, until a kiss breaks the spell. Run time approx. 2hrs inclu. intervalChoreographer Ashley Page (Fearful Symmetries). Choreographer George Balanchine (Apollo). Choreographer Diana Loosmore (Chasing the Ghosts). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Afternoon of a Faun).
20 Sep 07 to 22 Sep 07His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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Ride the Beast/For MG: The Movie/Fearful Symmetries - T01595953740

Scottish Ballet return to the Festival in 2007. Their programme includes the world premiere of Stephen Petronio's Ride The Beast and works by Trisha Brown and Scottish Ballet's own Artistic Director, Ashley Page. Running time approx 2 hoursChoreographer Stephen Petronio (Ride the Beast). Music Radiohead (Ride the Beast). Choreographer Trish Brown (For MG: The Movie). Music Alvin Curran (For MG: The Movie). Choreographer Ashley Page (Fearful Symmetries). Music John Adams (Fearful Symmetries). Design Antony McDonald (Fearful Symmetries). Company Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Kok.
18 Aug 07 to 20 Aug 07Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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18 Aug 07 to 20 Aug 07Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
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Agon/Othello/Room of Cooks/In Light and Shadow - T01043975368

Agon - a triumph at the Edinburgh International Festival, returns in this programme of works which showcases the versatility of this talented award-winning company. A celebrated masterpiece by [George Balanchine], it tests both the physical and expressive limits of classical ballet. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Scottish Ballet's founder, [Peter Darrell], the company will revive his 1971 seminal work Othello - a dramatic one-act ballet set to [Liszt]'s Faust Symphony. Also [Ashley Page]'s Olivier award-nominated Room of Cooks, inspired by the Stephen Chambers painting. Another International Festival hit is In Light and Shadow by [Krzysztof Pastor] which completes this exciting programme. Running time approx. 2 hours including interval.Choreographer George Balanchine (Agon). Choreographer Peter Darrell (Othello). Choreographer Ashley Page (Room of Cooks). Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (In Light and Shadow).
26 Apr 07 to 28 Apr 07His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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Agon/Two Pieces for HET/The Pump Room/Artifact Suite - T883779407

Agon is a milestone in the artistic collaboration between one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century, [George Balanchine], and the genius composer, Igor [Stravinsky]. First performed in 1957 by the New York City Ballet, this masterpiece continues to delight audiences worldwide combining the purity of classical ballet with a bold contemporary approach. Two Pieces of HET is a romantic and stylish duo created by Hans van Manen (Dutch National Ballet) in 1997. Performed to a haunting score, its refined simplicity is a great example of he beautiful style of 'the Mondriaan of dance'. [Ashley Page]'s The Pump Room enthralled audiences and critics alike at His Majesty's Theatre in autumn last year and enjoys a welcome return. This highly charged work, set to a pounding score by Aphex Twin/Nine Inch Nails, shows dance at its most sensuous. Finally, [William Forstyhe]'s Artifact Suite, tailored specially for Scottish Ballet, is unlike anything you have ever seen. Startlingly inventive, it will challenge your perceptions of what dance can achieve.Choreographer George Balanchine. Choreographer Ashley Page. Choreographer William Forsythe.
5 Oct 06 to 7 Oct 06His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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Walking in the Heat/Refurbished Behaviour/Acrid Avid/Nutcracker Diverts - T0146277120

Choreographer Ashley Page (Walking in the Heat). Choreographer Ashley Page (Refurbished Behaviour). Choreographer Ashley Page (Acrid Avid Jam). Choreographer Ashley Page (Nutcracker Diverts).
19 Sep 06Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
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Episodes/MiddleSexGorge/Suite from Artifact - T01434477620

A dynamic and diverse triple bill showcases the versatility of the Company's stunning dancers. Featuring [Balanchine]'s tour de force Episodes, a fantastic opportunity to see this masterpiece for the first time in London in 40 years; [Stephen Petronio]'s electrifyingly provocative MiddleSexGorge; and Suite from Artifact, a new version of the full length Artifact, specially arranged for Scottish Ballet by William Forsythe (premiered in September 2004).Choreographer Balanchine (Episodes). Choreographer Stephen Petronic (MiddleSexGorge/Suite from Artifact).
16 Mar 06Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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Rubies/Apollo/The Pump Room/Walking in the Heat/32 Cryptograms - T01688395479

Rubies is taken from [George Balanchine]'s full-length work Jewels, which was inspired by New York jewellery designer Claude Arpels. Crisp and witty, Rubies contains some of Balanchine's most dazzling and virtuosic dance. Apollo marked the start of Balanchine's life-long association with Stravinsky and was the ballet that first brought him international acclaim. Created for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the ballet depicts Apollo, the young god of music, being instructed by the muses of dance, song, poetry and mime. The season will also include three works by Scottish Ballet's acclaimed Artistic Director, [Ashley Page]. The Pump Room] Page's latest ballet, is a highly charged work for two couples featuring a pounding score by Nine Inch Nails/Aphex Twin. Walking in the Heat is a sultry, sensuous duet whilst [Scottish Ballet]'s signature piece 32 Cryptograms celebrates this powerful talent of the Company's dancers with stylish show of vigour and elegance.Choreographer George Balanchine (Rubies). Choreographer George Balanchine (Apollo). Choreographer Ashley Page (The Pump Room). Choreographer Ashley Page (Walking in the Heat). Choreographer Ashley Page (32 Cryptograms).
14 Sep 05 to 17 Sep 05Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
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8 Sep 05 to 10 Sep 05His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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Facade/The Four Temperaments/32 Cryptograms/New Piece - T0750397915

Facade - Based on Edith Sitwell's deliciously nonsensical poetry, Ashton's ballet embraces the fun of it all with whole-hearted willful abandon and a series of delightful characters. The Four Temperaments - A fusion of classical steps choreographed in a bold, modern style by one of the greatest choreographers in the history of ballet. 32 Cryptograms - A signature piece for Scottish Ballet showing their precision, speed and strength of the dancers allied to a stylish elegance.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Facade). Choreographer George Balanchine (The Four Temperaments). Choreographer Ashley Page (32 Cryptograms). Choreographer Ashley Page (New Piece).
29 Apr 05 to 30 Apr 05Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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New Work/Suite from Artifact/Twilight/Two Pieces for Het - T01224798880

Choreographer Ashley Page (Ashley Page (New Work). Music Brian Eno (New Work). Music J Peter Schwalm (J Peter Schwalm (New Work). Music John Adams (New Work). Choreographer William Forsythe (Suite from Artifact). Choreographer Hans van Manen (Twilight/Two Pieces for Het).
29 Sep 04 to 30 Sep 04Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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Shaker Loops/Suite from Artefact/Two pieces for HET/Twilight - T01458220441

Choreographer William Forsythe. Choreographer Hans van Manen. Choreographer Ashley Page. Music Brian Eno. Music J Peter Schwalm. Music John Adams. Design Jon Morrell. Lighting Peter Mumford. Performer Tatiana Loginova. Performer Patricia Hines. Performer Diana Loosmore.
15 Sep 04 to 18 Sep 04Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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The Four Temperaments - T27419585

Choreographer Ashley Page. Choreographer George Balanchine. Choreographer Stephen Petronio (MiddleSexGorge).
29 Apr 04 to 1 May 04Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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14 Apr 04 to 17 Apr 04Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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31 Mar 04 to 1 Apr 04Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Dangerous Liaisons/MiddleSex Gorge/White Man Sleeps/Cheating, Lying, Stealing - T01557541463

Choreographer Richard Alston (Dangerous Liaisons). Choreographer Stephen Petronio (MiddleSex Gorge). Choreographer Siobhan Davies (White Man Sleeps). Choreographer Ashley Page (Cheating Lying Stealing). Performer Tatiana Loginova. Performer Jose Oduardo Perez. Performer Patricia Hines. Performer Diana Loosmore. Performer Eve Mutso. Performer Claire Robertson. Performer Tomomi Sato. Performer Lorna Scott. Performer Robin Bernadet. Performer Erik Cavallari. Performer Oliver Rydout.
25 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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The Two Pigeons/Troy Games - T313441768

Bringing together a variety of great dance, the programme will include a pas de deux from the Company's highly acclaimed production of Sir [Fredrick Ashton]'s charming classical ballet, The Two Pigeons, alongside [Robert North]'s eternally popular Troy Games. This irresistible tribute to the ancient warrior spirit is a cheerful tongue-in-cheek display of male strength and machismo that will blow the roof off. The evening will feature five ballets and the entire Scottish Ballet Company.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Two Pigeons). Music Andre Messager. Choreographer Robert North (Robert North (Troy Games).
19 Oct 02MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
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17 Oct 02The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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10 Oct 02 to 11 Oct 02Magnum Theatre, Irvine :: V627
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8 Oct 02The Ryan Centre, Stranraer :: V643
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26 Sep 02Theatre Royal, Dumfries :: V646
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10 Sep 02Corran Halls, Oban :: V636
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5 Sep 02Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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3 Sep 02Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline :: V1112
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The Two Pigeons - T01492070344

Set in nineteenth century Paris, this charming classical ballet tells the story of two young lovers. As the story unfolds, two pigeons watch as a Young Man is becoming irritated with his girlfriend's playful attempts to distract him, as he tries to paint her portrait. When a group of gypsies enter the studio, the Young Man is immediately attracted to one of the girls. His jealous girlfriend drives the gypsies away, but the Young Man follows them. One of the pigeons flies away. The Young Man arrives at the gypsy camp and joins in their dances while flirting with the Gypsy Girl. Her lover, the Gypsy Leader, is far from impressed. Encouraged by the Gypsy Girl, the two men fight and the Gypsy Leader wins. Ridiculed and thrown out of the camp, the Young Man returns home, led by one of the pigeons. Back at his studio, he has an emotional reconciliation with his girlfriend and the two pigeons are finally reunited. The Two Pigeons will be preceded by [Robert North]'s Bach Dances.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Music Andre Messager.
25 Apr 02 to 27 Apr 02Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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10 Apr 02 to 13 Apr 02His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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3 Apr 02 to 6 Apr 02Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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29 Mar 02 to 20 Apr 02Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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In and Out/Sarcasms/Death and the Maiden/Troy Games - T904069183

In and Out - a lively, mischievous, humorous but peppered aggressive undertones. It's a sexual game - where women dance on pointe to show their modern femininity, while seducing the men, in a euphoric and light-hearted mood. Sarcasms - Eroticism and aggression combine as man and woman are irresistibly attracted to each other in an atmosphere of restlessness and irritation. Provoking, rejecting, seducing and humiliating each other in a ruthless but humorous way, tainted with irony and sarcasm, the couple searches for each other's weak spots, both being especially vulnerable in their sexuality. Death and the Maiden - A dance about life, interrupted by premonitions of death both of ourselves and the people we love. Based on the theme of [Schubert]'s song Death and the Maiden, the second movement is a series of conversations between a frightened, depressed, curious and even elated young girl as she comes to terms with her own death. Troy Games - Created for London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1974 and first performed by [Scottish Ballet] ten years ago, Troy Game is performed to Brazilian Batucade (Samba) music. A cheerful tongue-in-cheek display of male strength and machismo, Troy Game is North's irresistible and eternally popular tribute to the ancient warrior spirit as the men are drawn into a spectacular, competitive dance with often hilarious results!Music Laurie Anderson (In and Out). Music Nina Hagan (In and Out). Choreographer Hans Van Manen (In and Out). Music Prokofiev (Sarcasms). Choreographer Hans Van Manen (Sarcasms). Music Schubert (Death and the Maiden). Choreographer Robert North (Death and the Maiden). Music Batucada (Troy Game). Music Bob Downes (Troy Game). Choreographer Robert North (Troy Game). Company Edinburgh Quartet.
11 Oct 01 to 13 Oct 01Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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5 Oct 01 to 6 Oct 01His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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27 Sep 01 to 29 Sep 01Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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T01046473446

Offenbach in the Underworld - is a surreal fantasy in which the famous 19th century French composer Jacques Offenbach returns to his homeland in the 20th century, where he meets such modernists as [Stravinsky] and [Picasso]. An ironic - yet light hearted - battle ensues between the 'traditional' and the 'modern'. [Robert North] sets his ballet to some of [Offenbach]'s most popular music - including excerpts from Gaite Parisienne, La Belle Helene and Le Papillon as well as three [Stravinsky] Etudes. As a curtain raiser to [Offenbach] the creative team of North and Storer have created Miniatures a ballet set to [Stravinsky]'s Suites for Small Orchestra and his Eight Instrumental Miniatures. The designs are inspired by [Matisse]; the choreography is an inventive mix of the classical and contemporary.Choreographer Robert North. Music Jacques Offenbach. Music Igor Stravinsky. Design Andrew Storer. Lighting Andrew Storer.
8 Mar 00 to 11 Mar 00His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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2 Mar 00 to 4 Mar 00Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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24 Feb 00 to 26 Feb 00Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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15 Feb 00 to 19 Feb 00New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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29 Jan 00 to 5 Feb 00Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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T1836089356

Prince Rama and the Demons - is a ballet based on the Ramayana: the classic Indian story which tells of how Hanuman, the Monkey God, helps Prince Rama rescue his kidnapped wife Sita from the clutches of the evil King Ravana. [Robert North]'s Prince Rama is a strikingly dramatic and original one-act ballet for young people which is inspired by Javanese and Balinese music, movement and legend and combines exotic costumes, traditional instruments, masks and shadowplay. Prince Rama features 15 dancers, an on-stage narrator and musicians and lasts approximately 1hr 5mins with no interval.Choreographer Robert North. Design Robert North. Design Tim Palmer. Costume Monia Torchia. Music Christopher Benstead. Lighting George Thomson.
7 Mar 00 to 10 Mar 00His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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29 Feb 00 to 1 Mar 00Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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16 Feb 00 to 18 Feb 00New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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28 Jan 00 to 4 Feb 00Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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T1149696350

La Sylphide, Light Fandango, Night Life
3 Jun 99 to 5 Jun 99Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L1648512126
4 May 99 to 8 May 99Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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17 Apr 99 to 2 May 99His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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T011401161

The National Tour features the full company of Scottish Ballet in a brand new jprogramme of work created entirely by dancers within the company. They will perform three separate pieces, the first will be set to an anthology of twentieth century piano music performed live, the second called First Movement features Scottish Ballet's principal dancers performing to Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major and the third, Bitter Destiny features nine dancers and is performed to the music of Tchaikovsky.
13 Nov 98 to 14 Nov 98Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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2 Nov 98 to 3 Nov 98Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell :: V632
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1 Jul 08The Ryan Centre, Stranraer :: V643
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8 Sep 07The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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