Help us recreate the glamour and grace of 1960s Paris
Step back in time and join us to recreate an extraordinary work by the legendary Gene Kelly. Starstruck: Gene Kelly’s Love Letter to Ballet is Scottish Ballet’s bold new reimagining of Kelly’s joyful Pas de Dieux created for the Paris Opera in 1960.
Kelly’s ballet, where Greek gods masquerade as mortals and merry mayhem ensues, will feature set and costumes designed by Tony and Olivier award-winning Designer Lez Brotherston. The glorious sixties Parisian designs will add lustre to Kelly’s energetic choreography, and the mischievous adventures of Aphrodite and Eros!
We need your help to bring this delightful ballet to life.
The past 15 months have been a challenge, with many tours either rescheduled or cancelled, putting a real strain on the company. With so much uncertainty still ahead we are, literally, in the lap of the gods! But we aim to be back on stage by the autumn, and with that in mind, Starstruck is the perfect antidote for our dancers and audiences alike.
Scottish Ballet’s Wardrobe team is working tirelessly to craft nearly 100 costumes for Starstruck, including sourcing historically accurate fabrics and period accessories inspired by the original designs.
Set to Gershwin’s jazz-infused Concerto in F, this will be the first time Kelly’s ballet has been performed in the UK. Please help us celebrate the UK premiere by supporting our Fit for the Gods Costume Appeal.