Scottish Ballet’s second Digital Season is a month-long programme of work created for smartphones, cinema and everything in between.
The Digital Season features short films, live streams and digital experiments to enhance, alter and inform the way we experience dance.
‘★★★★★ it’s glorious, punchy and exciting’The Scotsman
‘★★★★ dance as you've never seen it before’The Herald
TECHNOLOGY//MYTHOLOGY//ALLEGORY - ZACHARY EASTWOOD-BLOOM
Scottish Ballet's first ever Digital Artist in Residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, builds 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 exists 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:
The Three Graces
SHORT FILM - FRONTIERS
Frontiers explores outdated gender norms inherent in the classical ballet industry, set to a previously unreleased track 'Make a Move' by Edinburgh based artist Callum Easter.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
Frontiers supported by
Company Class: Uncut
A one-off interactive Facebook 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.
Work in a Week
For a week, glimpse inside the rehearsal room with live streams each day following the creation of a new Work in a Week - Idle Eyes, 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.
Watch the streams via the link below, and stay tuned for a new short film created from the choreography, directed by Eve McConnachie.
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.
We warmly acknowledge and thank the John Ellerman Foundation who have generously supported the Digital Season.