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Critic's Circle National Dance Awards

Principal dancer Sophie Martin has been nominated for a prestigious Critic's Circle National Dance Award. She is nominated in the category of Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). The full list of nominees can be found here, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in January 2012.

Sophie joined Scottish Ballet in 2003 and was promoted to Principal in 2008. In the past year, she has danced many roles including the leads in Cinderella, Alice and Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth.


Rosalind Nashashibi film on Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet is delighted to announce the commission of a new film by artist Rosalind Nashashibi in conjunction with the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

The film will feature footage of Scottish Ballet’s dancers which would normally remain unseen, forming an intimate portrait of the relationships, preparations and minutiae of movements backstage at the ballet.

The work will be presented in the GI Festival Hub space, a temporary venue created specifically for the duration of the Festival.

Nashashibi is well-known for her works using 16mm film, which she regularly deploys in a very direct, documentary manner, with recent works showing an increasing interest in performance and ritual. An artist very much associated with Glasgow, where she gained her MFA and began her career, this new work will be her first exhibition in Scotland since her 2004 show at CCA. She was the 2003 winner of the Beck’s Futures Prize.


(Title tbc) Scottish Ballet / Rosalind Nashashibi
Friday 20 April – Monday 7 May 2012
Location: GI Festival Hub
Admission: Free

Click here for further information.


Martin Boyce wins Turner Prize

Scottish Ballet is delighted to send a big congratulations to Glasgow-born artist Martin Boyce on his Turner Prize success.

The company first worked with Boyce in a session of choreographic workshops exploring the relationship between dance and visual art last year and it was at this time he began to consider the creation of his canopy of fractured light that would go on to feature in his award winning piece Beyond the Repetition of High Windows, Intersecting Flight Paths and Opinions (A Silent Storm is Painted on Air).

Scottish Ballet will be collaborating with Boyce once again next spring when a specially commissioned set piece will be designed to accompany the company’s work as part of Dance GB, a unique creative collaboration between the three national dance companies of the UK – Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales - as part of the Cultural Olympiad. This will be the first time Boyce has created work especially for a theatrical environment. 

Click here for more information on Dance GB.


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