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32 Cryptograms

Ashley Page (1996)

32 Cryptograms was the first part of Page's Two-Part Invention made on The Royal Ballet in 1996. Set to a score by Robert Moran, (32 Cryptograms For Derek Jarman) the work is infused with the forceful dynamics of modern dance and was made to showcase a particularly talented crop of young dancers in the Corps de Ballet at that time who are now dancing leading roles. 

32 Cryptograms uses a language that is classically based but it always searching for new ways of presenting itself. It is a direct response to its musical score. It is designed so that a more intense relationship develops between the dancers.

It has become a signature piece for Scottish Ballet, showing the precision, speed and strength of the dancers allied to a stylish elegance.

Choreography: Ashley Page
Music: Robert Moran 

What the press said

"Abstract beauty that lingers… fast, clear and fascinating"
- The Stage 

"The sidewalk hustle, clever patterns and permutations of 32 Cryptograms - wow!"
- The Herald


Autumn Season 2006

Tramway, Glasgow
Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October 2006 

Autumn Season 2005

(performed with Balanchine's Rubies and Apollo and Page's The Pump Room and Walking in the Heat)

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
1 - 3 September 2005  
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
8 - 10 September 2005 
The Regent Theatre, Stoke
14 - 17 September  

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