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.
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.
‘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