Sophie Laplane is a keen choreographer, taking part in choreography workshops at Scottish Ballet and recently showcasing a piece of her own at Edinburgh International Festival as part of Dance Odysseys. This work, Oxymore, was then chosen to be part of Scottish Ballet's Up Close tour in 2014. Laplane’s newest choreographic work Maze was performed as part of Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Season 2015. This was the first time Laplane's work was shown in large theatres, and Maze received rave reviews from audiences and critics. Following its success, Laplane was commissioned to create another brand new work, Sibilo for Scottish Ballet as part of the Company's Autumn Season 2016 double bill.
‘“There’s so much high-class invention crammed into just thirty minutes: a cartoon-y vaudeville duet, male doublework where the slipping in and out of one jacket speaks volumes, and more sly fun when - at the peep of a whistle - costumes are whisked away on wires. Cleverest of all, though, is how the jauntiness, the rivalries and games-play all tell recognisable stories of what whistles up togetherness."’The Herald
‘“By rights, a young choreographer at the start of her career should pale into insignificance in the shadow of such greatness (ref. to Crystal Pite). And yet in the case of Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo, nothing could be further from the truth. A dancer with Scottish Ballet since 2004, Laplane has proffered small nuggets of choreography, but this is her first 30-minute piece – and it’s superb. Quirky, angular moves performed by four couples with wit and sensuality meet clever costuming that literally flies off the stage, in a work that would be at home in any major European theatre.”’The Scotsman
Scottish Ballet filmmaker and graphic designer Eve McConnachie directed dancer and choreographer Sophie Laplane in the music video for The Bird. The haunting film features Laplane performing a series of flowing dance movements on a desolate Scottish beach. Laplane devised the movements specifically to reflect the fragility and melancholy of the song.
Laplane’s newest choreographic work Maze was performed as part of Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Season 2015. Maze was developed from being part of the Royal Ballet’s Draft Works programme for emerging choreographers and was Laplane’s first work to be performed in a large scale theatre.
Following its success, Laplane was commissioned to create another brand new piece, Sibilo, for Scottish Ballet as part of the Company's Autumn Season 2016 double bill.