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Still Life

Val Caniparoli (2010)

Still Life was created for Scottish Ballet by San Francisco Ballet choreographer Val Caniparoli. Set to two chamber scores by Uzbekistani composer Elena Kats Chernin, this work showcases Caniparoli’s distinctive dramatic yet sensual choreographic style which is rooted in the classical vocabulary but presented in a contemporary manner.  


Choreography: Val Caniparoli
Music: Elena Kats-Chernin
Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting: Lucy Carter


Still Life





What the Press Said

“Everything – costumes, lighting, music, dance – comes togther with a sheen of brilliance, a depth of thought that is both poetic and emotive.”
 The Herald  

“The dancers are in complete control of Caniparoli’s difficult but fascinating choreography.”
The Scotsman  

“A beautiful piece, a triumph of teamwork.”
Hi Arts 

“An intimate, intellectual treat”
The Stage


Geometry and Grace tour 2010 

(performed with Ashton's Scènes de Ballet and Page's Fearful Symmetries)

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Thu 16 - Sat 18 September
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Thu 23 - Sat 25 September  
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Fri 1 - Sat 2 October
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Fri 8 - Sat 9 October

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