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Ride the Beast

Stephen Petronio (2007)

Ride the Beast was created by ground-breaking American choreographer Stephen Petronio.  The work, created for Scottish Ballet and premiered at 2007 Edinburgh International Festival, is a celebration of raw energy and creativity. Untamed and truly unpredictable, Ride The Beast is set to five emblematic tracks from Radiohead (including the worldwide hit: Creep).



Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Music: Radiohead
Costumes: Benjamin Cho


What the press said

"The taut, razor-edged precision of the ensembles now packs a sizzlingly hot punch as bodies twist, fly and are caught mid-air at hectic speed."
The Herald

“Tremendous. Thrilling and very stylish, a work that bursts with colour, dynamism and power.”
Scotland on Sunday

“Combining the songs of Radiohead with a group of incredible dancers: for fans of the band, this is a dream comes true. A trio set to an acoustic version of Creep lends the song even more poignancy, with an awkward male crumbling in the face of perfection.”
The Scotsman

“A sensual burst of energy and movement.”
The Stage

“It whips up a frenzy in high-energy dancing that the audience cheered to the rafters.”
“Physically, it’s a knockout.”
Sunday Times

“Sexy and energetic”
The Times



Autumn Season 2008

(performed with Brown's For MG: The Movie and Page's Fearful Symmetries)

 Theatre Royal Glasgow 
Thursday 18  - Saturday 20 Sept 2008
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 Sept 2008
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall London
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 Oct 2008  
Eden Court Inverness
Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 Oct 2008  
His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen 
Friday 10 to Saturday 11 October 2008 

Summer tour 2008


Macphail Centre, Ullapool
26 June 2008
The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
27 and 28 June 2008
An Lanntair, Stornoway
28 June 2008 
The Ryan Centre, Stranraer
1 July 2008
The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
2 July 2008
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
3 July 2008
Clickimin Centre, Lerwick
5 July 2008
The Byre, St Andrews
5 July 2008
Town Hall, Elgin
8 July 2008
Reid Hall, Forfar 
8 July 2008
Haddo House, Aberdeenshire 
10 July 2008
Corran Hall, Oban
12 July 2008
DG One, Dumfries
12 July 2008

Edinburgh International Festival 2007

(performed with Brown's For MG: The Movie and Page's Fearful Symmetries)

Edinburgh Playhouse
Saturday 18 to Monday 20 August 2007

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