Dance Odysseys - Evening Performances

Evening performances on the main stage at Festival Theatre Edinburgh as part of Dance Odysseys 4 day programme.

Christopher Hampson’s intense and visceral vision of The Rite of Spring, Pierrot Lunaire; the seminal work from American dancer and choreographer Glen Tetley, Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I from Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, Kenneth MacMillan's haunting Sea of Troubles and, performed for the first time in the UK, Silhouette from Christopher Hampson.


 

Sea of Troubles (1988) and Silhouette (2010)

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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, Christopher Hampson's Silhouette is an exuberant celebration of ballet at its most classic. A joyful study of composer Francis Poulenc’s Concert Champêtre 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.

Sea of Troubles (1988)
Performed By Scottish Ballet
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Music Webern/Martinu
Design Deborah MacMillan

Staged from the Benesh Notation by Gary Harris

Silhouette (2010)
Performed By Scottish Ballet
Choreography Christopher Hampson
Music Concert Champêtre by Francis Poulenc


Friday 16 August 8.00pm  


Main Theatre Tickets £18 £15 £12 £10      BOOK NOW


 Pierrot Lunaire (1962)

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Performed By Scottish Ballet
Choreography Glen Tetley
Music Arnold Schoenberg


This seminal work from American dancer and choreographer Glen Tetley was also the starting point of his now iconic choreographic style – combining modern dance with the elongated line and aerial bravura of ballet. it is a style he perfected through his professional career performing leading roles in the Martha Graham Dance Company as well as with American Ballet Theatre. Inspired by the three principal characters from the commedia dell’arte, it is a poetic, humorous and dramatic interpretation of composer Arnold Schoenberg’s revolutionary work of the same name.


Saturday 17 August 8.00pm  


Main Theatre Tickets £18, £15, £12, £10   BOOK NOW


The Rite of Spring (2011)

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Performed by Scottish Ballet
Choreography Christopher Hampson
Music Igor Stravinksy


Intense and visceral, Christopher Hampson’s vision of The Rite of Spring, created originally for Atlanta Ballet, is presented 100 years after the original production revolutionised the world of dance and music. Set to Stravinsky’s exhilaratingly infl uential score, hampson uses three dancers – two men and a woman – to reinvent the now infamous story of remorseless human sacrifi ce with brutal physicality and primal energy in this challenging work that examines themes of violence, obedience and domination.

Sunday 18 August 8.00pm


Main Theatre Tickets £18, £15, £12, £10     BOOK NOW


Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I (reconstruction 1996)

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Performed by Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa
Choreography Gerhard Bohner
Music Johann Sebastian Bach

Moving through constellations of wood and Plexiglas pillars, reacting in sculptor Vera röhm’s space Cesc Gelabert recreates Gerhard Bohner’s original concept highlighting elements of dance, visual arts and music while allowing them to remain autonomous. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, interpreted by keith Jarrett, provides the music this reconstruction of Bohner’s solo Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I to which Gelabert brings his inimitable style and individuality as a dancer.


Monday 19 August 8.00pm.


Main Theatre Tickets £18 £15 £12 £10     BOOK NOW


 

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