The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/R-SFzgHlMSs Choreography by Christopher Hampson  Composition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ★★★★ In the intrusive darkness, something magical glitters in the Festival Theatre stage light. Amidst the protrusions of silhouetted ice, a familiar being stirs triumphantly again after a three-year slumber away from the stage. Scottish Ballet makes a grand return to the Christmas season, with an … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Coppélia – Festival Theatre

Direction & Choreography by Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright Dramaturgy & Written text by James Jeff ★★★★★ What separates us from our electronic companions? If all it is, is flesh, then perhaps it’s time we reviewed the situation. Narratives of falling in love with a composite human, a homunculus, are as old as literature. But … Continue reading Coppélia – Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Choreography by Peter Darrell Music by Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky ★★★★ Tchaikovsky's timeless spectacle conjures an eternal wonderment that few can rival. His synonymous piece of dance echoes through the ages, The Nutcracker, a realm of fairies and rat kings, beauty and trickles of playful joviality – and on occasion - a spot of fright. The beating … Continue reading The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/Bf4Sst2Xg3U Original Choreography & Direction for Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly Additional Choreography & Scenario by Christopher Hampson ★★★★ Camera, Lights, Action. Scottish Ballet paints the Festival Theatre in the glad rags of old Hollywood with a Parisian flair in an explosive return to the Edinburgh stage after a long-awaited tour. Unbeknownst to many, … Continue reading Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

In an expanding world where digital communications progress and develop complexities, and even intimacies, how timely that Scottish Ballet aim to rejuvenate Léo Delibes’ darkly comedic tale of mischief and identity. Evolving from Coppélia origins, UK based creators, Jess & Morgs with JeffJames' dramaturgy intend to ask what precisely it means to be mortal in … Continue reading Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival