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NEW! Hansel & Gretel poster

Have you seen our brand new Hansel & Gretel picture?

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Find Your Feet - Coming to Perth this weekend!

From the 23 - 26 November 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Perth with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. Throughout the weekend 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!

   

Congratulations to Scottish Ballet's Paul Tyers!

Scottish Ballet's Deputy Artistic Director Paul Tyers has today been awarded a Fellowship by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Paul has been honoured for his work as Artistic Director of the BA in Modern Ballet course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland since 2009.

A massive congratulations from everyone at Scottish Ballet!

   

Find Your Feet - coming to Mull this weekend!

From the 9-12 November 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Mull with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. Throughout the weekend 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!

   

Find Your Feet - coming to Arran this weekend!

From the 2 - 5 November 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Arran with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. Throughout the weekend 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!

   

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

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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 FlingInspired 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.

Scottish Ballet September 2012 Press Release

   

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