Find Your Feet - coming to Greenock this weekend!
From the 26 – 29 October 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Greenock with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. In each area Scottish Ballet will offer a range of FREE workshops, talks, events and a taster performance by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We are also working with a range of local schools and groups
Click here for a full run down of events!
Live Autumn Season Webcast - Wednesday 26 September!
Tune in at 12.30pm on Wednesday 26 September when we will be broadcasting live from our Peter Darrell Studio. Join us for a sneak peek of 5 Tangos, a brand new addition to Scottish Ballet's repertoire and one third of the Autumn Season 2012 triple bill. Scottish Ballet's new Artistic Director Christopher Hampson will lead us through the rehearsal, giving an insight into 5 Tangos and explaining what you're watching during the rehearsal.
This will be followed by a question and answer session in which you will have the opportunity to put your questions to our Artistic Director - don't miss this exclusive opportunity to quiz Christopher on Scottish Ballet's Autumn Season. You can send us your questions NOW via Facebook and Twitter - @scottishballet #SBAutumnSeason.
Click here to watch live at 12.30!
SCOTTISH BALLET UNVEILS PLANS UNDER NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
At a press conference held today, 12 September 2012, at Scottish Ballet headquarters in Glasgow and online to media across the world, Chief Executive Cindy Sughrue and incoming Artistic Director Christopher Hampson unveiled forthcoming plans and aspirations for the future of the company.
For the first time, Scottish Ballet will present the work of five-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne OBE - a coup that grants the company an exclusive license to Matthew's Highland Fling. Inspired by La Sylphide, and with a wickedly wry contemporary Scotch twist, Highland Fling follows the antics of James - a young Scot with sex, love and rock-and-roll on his mind. Scottish Ballet will tour Highland Fling across Scotland in spring 2013.
Winter 2013/14 will see the world premiere of Christopher's first choreography for the company and the first ever large-scale professional, full-length ballet production of Hansel & Gretel. Touring to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Belfast and Newcastle in winter 2013/14. Hansel & Gretel promises a deliciously surreal, mouth-wateringly inventive festive treat that offers, in true Scottish Ballet style, a magical and innovative twist on one of the most famous fairytales of all time.
Plans to engage with choreographers both new and established (all with an exciting, visionary dance vocabulary) were further revealed: California's Helen Pickett – ex-dancer with Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt and a choreographer renowned for her energetic, yet poetic creations; Canada's award-winning Crystal Pite - Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater and Artistic Director of Kidd-Pivot, an inter-disciplinary performing arts company based in Vancouver; and Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally - an exciting, fresh and cutting-edge choreographer in ballet whom the term 'indie ballet' could have been coined as she uses contemporary music and cultural references to engage young, new-to-ballet audiences.
Further intentions to pay respect to the visionary talent of its founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell CBE with the re-introduction of significant Darrell works into the repertoire, revealing that it has recently restaged sections of Darrell's Chéri for a special BBC Scotland documentary to be shown later this year commemorating the 25th anniversary of the choreographer's death.
Download a full copy of the accompanying press release below.
Find Your Feet - coming to Islay and Dumfries & Galloway soon!
Throughout autumn 2012, Scottish Ballet is visiting seven areas of Scotland: Islay, Mull, Arran, Greenock, Perth, Fort William and Dumfries and Galloway. Find Your Feet has been designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities.
In each area Scottish Ballet will offer a range of FREE workshops, talks, events and a taster performance by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, whilst also working with a range of local schools and groups.
The first stop for the Find Your Feet tour is Islay - from 28 September - 1 October. Full details for Islay events are listed here.
Dumfries & Galloway is the next stop for Find Your Feet, from the 5 - 8 October. Full details for Dumfries & Gallowayevents are listed here.
Keep your eyes peeled to the Find Your Feet page, full details for all seven areas will be available soon!
Dance GB webcast video
This Dance GB webcast shows our live broadcast from a very special dancers’ class in the Peter Darrell Studio at Scottish Ballet’s headquarters. Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales are currently on tour with Dance GB. This webcast provides the opportunity to watch all three companies taking their daily technique class together.
The class was followed by a Q&A session with dancers Daniel Davidson (Scottish Ballet), Annabeth Berkeley (National Dance Company Wales) and Barry Drummond (English National Ballet).
Open Ballet Class - 16th JulyPlease note that there will be no Open Ballet Class on Monday 16th July as Scottish Ballet will be closed because of the Public holiday.
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