Following rave reviews at Edinburgh International Festival 2016, sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come to London in a double bill of major contemporary dance works from Scotland’s national ballet company. Radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional impact.

“Scottish Ballet enters a new level of artistry and vision with this dark, divisive double bill.”

The Stage

Please note that MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) contains adult themes of violence and sexual nature.


Emergence

A riveting, dark-hued work that casts a swarming, scurrying group of dancers, insect-like, in an eerie universe; Crystal Pite's Emergence presents the full company on stage creating spectacular formations, and is set to a hypnotic score by Owen Belton.

“The effect, especially when all 36 of them come together, is astonishing.”

The Scotsman, ★★★★★

MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps)

MC 14/22 is a meeting of the spiritual and the carnal, drawing on St Mark’s version of The Last Supper in the Bible: ‘Take, eat: this is my body’. Created for twelve male dancers, Preljocaj’s ‘Apostles of Movement’, and with soundscapes by Tedd Zahmal, this powerfully sensual and passionate work is a hymn to the male body, stripped down to its deepest reality, juxtaposing the glorification of strength and the condemnation of force.

Victor Zarallo, Christopher Harrison, Jamiel Laurence and Constant Vigier in MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) by Angelin Preljocaj.

Take, eat: this is my body

Matthew 26:26

“On an intellectual level, the dancers represent the 12 apostles. On a purely visual level, this is a celebration and exploration of the male form, performed with authority and an astonishing level of control.”

The Stage