Donations from Trusts & Foundations are incredibly important to us.
Below are some examples of how Trusts and Foundations have helped Scottish Ballet to achieve its global reputation in artistic excellence and have supported our company mission to make dance as widely accessible as possible.
From timeless and delightfully magical adaptations of the fairytale classics, to brave reimagining of archetypal classics, Scottish Ballet produces captivating world premieres, European premieres and Scottish Ballet premieres.
Scottish Ballet is fast becoming the nation’s best export, touring to Russia, China, the USA and remote locations around Scotland, as well as large theatres across the UK.
CEO/Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson has secured commissions to not only present works of choreographic excellence, but also to inspire our dancers. The cumulative influence in style from visiting artists means that our repertoire remains distinctive and wide-ranging.
Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to grow their choreographic skills. As well as commissioning new work to established choreographers and mentoring company dancers, the Education Team offers choreography opportunities at all levels.
WEE PERFORMANCES & RELAXED PERFORMANCES
Our 1 hour ‘Wee’ performances are created especially for families with very young children (aged 3 and up) featuring the Company’s dancers and accompanied by live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Our relaxed performances are presented in a calm atmosphere making them accessible for all.
In 2015, the Education Team delivered over 1,000 events, allowing almost 200,000 people of all ages and abilities across the UK to learn and engage with Scottish Ballet. Scottish Ballet delivers a diverse range of performance and participatory education projects, including; Dancers' Education Group, The Close, Youth Exchange (YEX), Hothouse and Parkinson’s For Dance.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION & TOUCH TOURS
The audio description programme enables visually impaired patrons to experience the beauty of dance. Prior to the audio-described performance, we offer our visually impaired patrons a 'touch tour', which allows them to engage first hand with costumes and props.
DIGITAL & ONLINE RESOURCES
Scottish Ballet is constantly exploring ways that it can collaborate with digital artists and in exhibit on digital platforms. Not only are we developing an interdisciplinary approach, we want audiences to have more opportunities to view and interact with dance. Our Uncut series gives audiences a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action and this year Scottish Ballet presented a bold selection of dance on film for Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF).
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS FOR DANCE
Music is an intrinsic part of both dance and dance education, and becoming a musician for dance is a specialist skill which Scottish Ballet nurtures. Our aim is to make live, professional music that accompanies dance as widely accessible as possible, bringing the beauty of live music and dance to people of all ages across Scotland.
Scottish Ballet would like to thank the following for their generous donations:
The Aberdeen Endowments Trust
The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust The Barrack Charitable Trust The Binks Trust The Castansa Trust The Cruden Foundation The David & June Gordon Memorial Trust The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Educational Institute of Scotland The Elizabeth Frankland Moore & Star Foundation The Esterson Trust The Gemmell Bequest Fund The Hugh Fraser Foundation The Incorporation of Cordiners
The John Mather Charitable Trust The JTH Charitable Trust The Miss Jean R Stirrat’s Charitable Trust The Mrs M A Lascelles Charitable Trust The Martin Connell Charitable Trust The McGlashan Charitable Trust The MEB Charitable Trust The Merchants House of Glasgow The P F Charitable Trust The Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust The Verden Sykes Trust The Viewforth Trust The W A Cargill Fund