Scottish Ballet: Reality. Identity. Transformation.

  • Film

Delve into Scottish Ballet’s Digital Season with a free cinema event featuring new short films, Christopher Hampson’s The Rite of Spring in full, and a live audience Q&A.

Short films include Frontiers directed by Scottish Ballet’s in-house filmmaker Eve McConnachie and choreographed by San Francisco Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher. Frontiers explores outdated gender norms inherent in the classical ballet industry, set to a previously unreleased track 'Make a Move' by Edinburgh-based artist Callum Easter.

An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet. Tremble stars 26 Scottish Ballet dancers and has been co-choreographed and directed by London-based duo Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple, set to Anna Meredith’s brassy track ‘Nautilus’.

Scottish Ballet's first ever Digital Artist in Residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, presents Technology//Mythology//Allegory – a series of three new works.

Working closely with dancers, choreographers, composers and VFX artists, Zac has created three short films drawing on tools including motion capture and 3D rendering. Zac has long been drawn to Greek mythology, and each work is inspired by an ancient story, reimagined for the modern world: Prometheus and Epimetheus, The Fates and The Three Graces.

Re-live Christopher Hampson’s ‘visceral and unrelenting’ (The Herald) The Rite of Spring, set to Stravinsky’s bold original score performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The performance was recorded live at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh in autumn 2017.

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