Scottish Ballet’s second Digital Season is a month-long programme of work created for smartphones, cinema and everything in between. 

#SBDigital kicks off 16 May with a sold out event at Scottish Ballet's Glasgow home, Tramway, where you will be the very first to see the world premiere of short films and live performances, created by artists including Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Eve McConnachie, Myles Thatcher, Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple.

The Digital Season features short films, live streams and digitally driven projects to enhance, alter and inform the way we experience dance.


TECHNOLOGY//MYTHOLOGY//ALLEGORY - ZACHARY EASTWOOD-BLOOM

Scottish Ballet's first ever Digital Artist in Residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, will build on his visually sublime arsenal of digital artworks by working with three choreographers and composers to create Technology//Mythology//Allegory - a series of three new works. 

Each work will exist in the real world as a live performance and in the virtual world as a film, drawing on tools including motion capture and 3D rendering. Zachary has long been drawn to Greek mythology, and each work is inspired by a well known story:

Prometheus and Epimetheus

Choregraphed by Alexander Whitley, music by Ash Koosha.

The Fates

Choreographed by Scottish Ballet Soloist Nicholas Shoesmith, music by Ben Chatwin.

The Three Graces

Choreographed by Scottish Ballet First Artist Madeline Squire, music by Kinetic Alchemy.

SHORT FILM - TREMBLE

An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet. Tremble stars 26 Scottish Ballet dancers and has been co-choreographed and directed by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple, set to Anna Meredith’s brassy track ‘Nautilus’.

SHORT FILM - FRONTIERS

Directed by in-house filmmaker Eve McConnachie (Maze, Haud Close Tae Me) and choreographed by San Francisco Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher – an exciting new talent working in the queer space.

Frontiers explores outdated gender norms omnipresent in the classical ballet industry, set to a previously unreleased track 'Make a Move' by Edinburgh based artist Callum Easter.

‘Scottish Ballet’s Digital Season is a perfect way to showcase the advances our artform is making in the conversation of identity, diversity, and fluidity. With this film, we are looking for ways to rethink how ballet uses the gender of its dancers in terms of both partnering and identity.’

Myles Thatcher

LIVE STREAMS

A one-off interactive live stream of Company Class: Uncut offers viewers the chance to see how the company start their day and the physical demands on dancers as elite athletes.

And for a week, glimpse inside the rehearsal room with live streams each day following the creation of a new Work in a Week by Sophie Laplane, Scottish Ballet’s Artist in Residence, Choreographer. The new creation will feature Company dancers alongside members of Scottish Ballet's Youth Exchange programme.

CRAFTED BY SCOTLAND

For 50 years, Scottish Ballet has been crafted by Scotland – by the people, the culture and the spirit. 

One of the ways we’re celebrating our anniversary is by asking our fellow Scottish cultural organisations what makes them ‘crafted by Scotland’ with the responses curated across social media throughout the Digital Season.

See what 'Crafted by Scotland' means to organisations including National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Opera, National Museums Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Work Room, Citizen's Theatre, Scottish Ensemble, Capital Theatres Edinburgh, The King's and Theatre Royal Glasgow, Eden Court Inverness, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Take Me Somewhere, and Shetland Library.


HOW TO WATCH

Stay tuned for more information about our free cinema events in Glasgow and Inverness.

Sign up to our e-newsletter to be the first to experience our Digital Season.

Tune into our social media channels for updates and behind-the-scenes content from the creation process of the Digital Season.

We warmly acknowledge and thank the John Ellerman Foundation who have generously supported the Digital Season.

John Ellerman Foundation