Scottish Ballet Creative is our outlet for artistic projects exploring the relationship between camera, dance and digital media.
‘Scottish Ballet Creative is an ambitious initiative that will see future collaborations between Scottish Ballet dancers, filmmakers, musicians and other creative artists to produce innovative dance works for our expanding online audience.’Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director
Scottish Ballet dancers Madeline Squire and Javier Andreu follow each other through the emptied Govanhill Baths in the south side of Glasgow, performing Sophie Laplane's Maze, a high-energy piece originally created for Scottish Ballet's Autumn Season 2015. With original music by British-born, Boston-based electro musician John Xela. Filmed by Eve McConnachie. Laplane will be creating a brand new work for Autumn Season 2016.
The Bird, directed by Scottish Ballet filmmaker and graphic designer Eve McConnachie, uses the skills of our own dancer/choreographer Sophie Laplane. The haunting film features Laplane performing her own work, devised specifically to reflect the fragility and melancholy of 2015 SAY Award winner Kathryn Joseph's singleThe Bird, filmed on location on a desolate Scottish beach.
Created for the critically acclaimed Dance Odysseys programme at Edinburgh International Festival 2013, this short film is part of a trilogy, featuring Principal Dancers Erik Cavallari and Eve Mutso.
Music:Healah Dancing by Keaton Henson feat. Ren Ford from the album Romantic Works, available to purchase here
Filmmaker: Eve McConnachie
‘A study in motion as two Scottish Ballet dancers connect and disconnect; bodies are drawn together, close, intense as these muscular forms ignite. Soft, sensual movements are captured in this intimate portrait. A voyeuristic insight into the physical relationship of dance.’
Created for Scottish Ballet’s 40th anniversary exhibition in 2009, Mercury enters a previously unseen, slowed down world of motion featuring dancers from Scottish Ballet. Dramatic high-definition sequences are interspersed with documentary glimpses of the intensive processes and conversations which lead to the creation of movement.