Experience dance differently with Scottish Ballet’s inaugural Digital Season, Under The Skin. Throughout April 2017, online and digital events explored new ways to present dance in a series of pioneering projects. Go Under The Skin with us and experience the entire Digital Season below.

Scottish Ballet's Digital Season is generously supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.


360 Degree Interactive Film:

The Perfect Place

A film, created in collaboration with the BBC, that vividly explores the storytelling potential of 360 degree technology. The Perfect Place is a collaboration between Scottish Ballet’s CEO / Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, choreographer Sophie Laplane and BBC director Laura-Jane McRae.

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The Perfect Place

The Perfect Place vividly explores the storytelling potential of 360 degree technology.

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Short Film:

What Dreams We Have

Scottish award-winning director and photographer David Eustace has created a short film, What Dreams We Have, in collaboration with Scottish Ballet featuring Principal dancer Sophie Martin. The film depicts a vision of beauty, youth and gracefulness within the vast, decrepit brutalist space of St Peter’s Seminary.

Behind the scenes

What Dreams We Have

A short dance film written and directed by David Eustace, the film depicts a vision of beauty, youth and gracefulness within a vast, decrepit brutalist space.

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What Dreams We Have is sponsored by Baillie Gifford.


Company Class Uncut

Witness the exertion and athleticism of Scottish Ballet’s dancers up close as they refine their technique in the rehearsal studio. Scottish Ballet takes viewers behind the scenes at the Company’s HQ at Tramway in Glasgow – see Scottish Ballet’s dancers up close as they refine their ballet technique in the rehearsal studio. With bonus pictures available over on Google Arts & Culture.

Behind the scenes

Company Class

Available now

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Short Film:

Haud Close Tae Me

A short dance film, directed by Scottish Ballet’s film-maker Eve McConnachie and choreographed by CEO / Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, which reflects the connection that remains between our younger and older selves, set to a specially commissioned poem by Scots Makar Jackie Kay and music by Alex Menzies.

Behind the scenes

Haud Close Tae Me

Available now

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Haud Close Tae Me is sponsored by KPMG and The Garrick Charitable Trust with match-funding from Arts and Business Scotland, and is funded by the Garrick Charitable Trust.


24–29 APRIL 2017

Live Stream:

Creation of a Work in a Week

Enter the exciting world of choreographer James Cousins as he is challenged to create a work in a week. Enjoy unprecedented access to the creation with daily live streams from inside the rehearsal studio via NOWNESS, culminating in their stunning Work In A Week 'Adrift' starring Sophie Martin and Thomas Edwards and set to Óveður by Sigur Rós.

Available now.

Behind the scenes

Creation of a Work in a Week

Enter the exciting world of choreographer James Cousins through live streaming as he's challenged to create a work in a week.

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