"Glasgow" tag
Constance Devernay and Andrew Peasgood in Kenneth MacMillan's The Fairy's Kiss.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – The Fairy’s Kiss, The Rite of Spring – Glasgow

★★★★✰   Absolutely fascinating… Scottish Ballet should feel very proud of celebrating MacMillan in such a thoughtful way…

Scottish Ballet in Each Other.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Each Other (premiere) – Glasgow

★★★★✰   Each Other makes you reflect and think – and it deserves to be seen much more widely.

Dew Drop fairies in Hansel and Gretel.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Hansel and Gretel – Glasgow

★★★★✰   …a great communal effort by the whole company and one that stretches out to embrace kids in the cities it plays to – showing new generations how relevant and effortlessly entertaining ballet can be.

Constance Devernay in Sophie Laplane's Sibilo.© Jane Hobson. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Emergence, Sibilo, Drawn to Drone – Glasgow

★★★★★   It’s perhaps a term too often used, but “It doesn’t get better than this” is what came immediately to mind at the end.

Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison in David Dawson's Swan Lake.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Swan Lake (Dawson premiere) – Glasgow

★★★✰✰   Sophie Martin’s Odette/Odille, despite the costume, steals the show with layers of dramatic nuance on top of the pushed lines of Dawson’s steps.

Thomas Edwards, Constance Devernay and Victor Zarallo in Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Maze, Motion of Displacement, Elsa Canasta – Glasgow

Scottish Ballet’s autumn bill is an uplifting affair with everything on it new to the company…

Alexander Whitley.© Daniel Jaems. (Click image for larger version)

Interview – Alexander Whitley, Choreographer and Director

5 Questions to Alexander Whitley on his up and coming premiere, Frames, for Rambert. It gets unveiled in Glasgow on the 5 March and then tours. All you need to know from the man himself…

Eve Mutso as Elizabeth Proctor in Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Ten Poems, The Crucible – Glasgow

Scottish Ballet’s new double bill features ballets by experienced choreographers about two not-so-different communities: small-town Wales and narrow-minded Salem…

The Cottier Dance Project – Glasgow, 22-27 June

Glasgow’s West End Festival gets a dance component this year – curator Freya Jeffs tells all on the plans…

Erik Cavallari and Sophie Martin in Romeo and Juliet.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Romeo & Juliet – Glasgow

Perhaps it’s the case that our receptors for beauty lie close in the brain to those for horror: what else could explain how a story about two young lovers dying a needless, violent death should be so passionately, tragically beautiful.

Sophie Martin and Constant Vigier in Christopher Hampson's Hansel & Gretel.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Hansel and Gretel (premiere) – Glasgow

Christopher Hampson’s production, set to Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera score, dances round traditional perceptions of good and evil, raising sinister notions about the invisibility of danger lurking in the real world.

Brenda Lee Grech and Victor Zarallo in a poster image for Elite Syncopations and Rite of Spring.© G W Shooting. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – The Rite of Spring, Elite Syncopations – Glasgow

An imaginatively contrasting double-bill, it pulled in audiences and left them buzzing.

The Genée 2013 medallists together with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O'Hare and Christopher Hampson.© Andrew Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Glasgow

The Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 was held in Glasgow this year – Jann Parry reports on the finals for us…

Sophie Martin as the Sylph in Highland Fling.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Highland Fling – Glasgow

A hit with me and I’m so glad it’s a great success in the company’s home and a great calling card for touring. It’s a particularly useful broadening of Scottish Ballet’s repertoire.

Rosie Kay.© Petrov Ahner. (Click image for larger version)

Rosie Kay – Choreographer and Company Director

5 Questions for Rosie Kay – catching up on her latest work and new role as Artist in Residence at the Biocultural Variation and Obesity unit, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.

Christopher Hampson.© Andrew Florides. (Click image for larger version)

Christopher Hampson – Scottish Ballet – Artistic Director

…you are pushing the work of female choreographers – where does that spring from?

Scottish Ballet Plans under New Director Christopher Hampson

At a press conference held today, 12 September 2012, at Scottish Ballet headquarters in Glasgow and online to media across the world, Chief Executive Cindy Sughrue and incoming Artistic Director Christopher Hampson unveiled forthcoming plans and aspirations for the future of the company.

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