NEWS: Scottish Ballet announces programme for world’s first Digital Dance Season

Scottish Ballet takes dance beyond the confines of traditional theatre, exploring the art form in a digital context during April 2017. Under the Skin features three new dance films, live streaming events and a digital art installation – giving audiences around the world access to Scotland’s National Dance Company and the opportunity to see dance differently.


What Dreams We Have – a short dance film Released: Wed 5 April 2017
Written and directed by David Eustace, the film depicts a vision of beauty, youth and gracefulness within the vast, decrepit brutalist space of St Peter’s Seminary.

Company Class – a live streaming event Released: Fri 7 April 2017
Witness the exertion and athleticism of Scottish Ballet’s dancers up close as they refine their technique in the rehearsal studio.

Title TBC – a short dance film Released: Wed 12 April 2017
A reflection on the connection that remains between our younger and older selves set to a specially commissioned poem by Jackie Kay.

The Perfect Place – a short dance film Released: Wed 19 April 2017
A film, created in collaboration with the BBC that vividly explores the storytelling potential of 360 degree technology. The film will premiere at the Glasgow Short Film Festival in March 2017.

A work in a week – a series of live streaming events Released: w/c Mon 24 April 2017
Enter the exciting world of choreographer James Cousins as he is challenged to create a work in a week.

Digital installation Presented: Tue 25 April – 5 May 2017
An art installation, created in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, born out of a dialogue between technology and dance, which will be presented at Tramway, Glasgow.

Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet CEO / Artistic Director:
“Scottish Ballet lies at the forefront of innovation in dance and our ground-breaking Digital Season is another step forward as we seek to advance the art form and expand our audiences around the world.”

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Image: Christina Reilly