Experience dance differently with Scottish Ballet’s inaugural Digital Season, Under The Skin. Online and digital events will explore new ways to present dance in a series of pioneering projects. Films released online throughout April, find out about the programme 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.
Released: Wednesday 19 April
Available now at bbc.co.uk
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.
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 will take viewers behind the scenes at the Company’s HQ at Tramway in Glasgow – viewers will be able to see Scottish Ballet’s dancers up close as they refine their ballet technique in the rehearsal studio.
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 will reflect the connection that remains between our younger and older selves, set to a specially commissioned poem by Jackie Kay.
Released: Wednesday 12 April
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.
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. Viewers will have unprecedented access to the creation with daily live streams from inside the rehearsal studio.
Released: Week commencing Monday 24 April 2017
Pop Up Gallery
A free exhibition including a digital installation by Pawel Kudel, created in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, as well as film screenings of Under The Skin, presented alongside Dance International Glasgow at Scottish Ballet's home of Tramway, Glasgow.
Presented: Friday 21 until Sunday 30 April 2017 at Tramway, Glasgow