Dance highlights from Scottish Ballet at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival
Five highlights from Scottish Ballet’s curated programme Dance Odysseys
This article is from 2013.
The Rite of Spring
Scottish Ballet’s artistic director Christopher Hampson curated the Dance Odysseys programme, so it’s only right that his own work should get a moment in the spotlight. Set to Stravinsky’s epic score, this explores themes of domination but leaves just enough ambiguity to let you fill in the gaps.
18 Aug, 8pm, £10–£18.
Five choreographers who are all making their mark on the international dance scene create world premieres especially for the Dance Odysseys programme. Performed by Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre, the show features the work of James Cousins, Martin Lawrance, Kristen McNally, Henri Oguike and Helen Pickett.
16 Aug, noon; 18 & 19 Aug, 5pm, £12.
Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I
The captivating Cesc Gelabert recreates German dance theatre pioneer Gerhard Bohner’s solo, in which movement, visual art and music all share the space equally.
19 Aug, 8pm, £10–£18.
Created by American choreographer Glen Tetley in 1962, and inspired by Schoenberg’s score, Pierrot Lunaire is widely regarded as one of the first bridges between classical ballet and contemporary dance.
17 Aug, 8pm, £10–£18.
Classic works from a trio of true dance giants: namely, Christopher Bruce, Jirí Kylián and Twyla Tharp. Hailing from the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and America respectively, they have each put their own permanent stamp on the classical/modern fusion and will undoubtedly lift the Dance Odysseys programme to exciting heights.
16 Aug, 5pm; 17, 19 Aug, noon, £12.
All shows at Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 0131 473 2000.