Dance Odysseys On Stage Studio - Duets

Relationships come into focus in Duets as Scottish Ballet presents extracts from the canon of Scottish Ballet’s Founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell in Five Rückert Songs embodying the feelings in Friedrich Rückert’s poetry on love, loss and loneliness and Chéri the story of a passionate and ultimately tragic love affair. James Cousins’ Jealousy offers an intimate viewpoint of a passionate and obsessive relationship and Helen Pickett’s Trace is inspired by a composite of Tennessee Williams’ lovers.


Cheri

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Performed by: Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: Peter Darrell

Peter Darrel's Chéri  is based closely on the famous novel by Colette, and traces the story of a passionate and ultimately tragic love affair between Lea and her young lover Chéri.


Five Rückert Songs

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Performed by: Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: Peter Darrell

Peter Darrell’s poignant Five Rückert Songs embodies the feelings in Friedrich Rückert’s poetry on love, loss and loneliness with lingering steps and sweeping choreography.


Jealousy

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Performed by: Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: James Cousins

James Cousin’s Jealousy takes its inspiration from Alain Robbe-Grillet’s 1957 novel written from the viewpoint of a man who suspects his wife of adultery. Atmospheric, voyeuristic and at times claustrophobic, Jealousy offers an intimate viewpoint of a passionate and obsessive relationship.


 Trace

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Performed by: Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: Helen Pickett

Helen Pickett's Trace was created for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and is inspired by Tennessee William’s surreal 1953 play Camino Real. A commentary on romance ‘the trace’ refers to the memories one person leaves behind with another.


Duets
Saturday 17 August 5.00pm and Sunday 18 August 5.00pm, Festival Theatre Edinburgh


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