Scottish Ballet: Live and in Pixels

April 4, 2017

Here comes your next web obsession, courtesy of Scottish Ballet: Under the Skin is a monthlong “digital season” in which the company will premiere new works created specifically for a digital audience.

The first of these, David Eustace’s What Dreams We Have, was just released today. Starring Scottish Ballet principal Sophie Martin, to say that the short dance film is gorgeous is something of an understatement.

But there’s a lot more than just short dance films in store.

April 7—livestream of Scottish Ballet’s company class

April 12—Haud Close Tae Me, a short film choreographed by artistic director Christopher Hampson examining the connection between our older and young selves

April 17—The Perfect Place, a dance film using 360 degree video technology to examine the cracks in the facade of an apparently perfect relationship

April 24—Creation of a Work in a Week will be a series of daily livestreaming events following choreographer James Cousins as he tackles the challenge, culminating in a showing of the final product on April 29.

Those in Glasgow can visit a pop up gallery April 21–30, where films from Under the Skin and an experimental art installation born from the merging of dance and technology created by Scottish Ballet dancer Sophie Laplane will be on display.

Scottish Ballet in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Andy Ross, Courtesy Scottish Ballet.
Scottish Ballet in Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire, part of the company’s 2017 U.S. tour. Photo by Andy Ross, Courtesy Scottish Ballet.

Under the Skin
launch this month coincides with Scottish Ballet’s U.S. tour, which will feature works by Matthew Bourne, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Hampson, Bryan Arias and Christopher Bruce.

U.S. Tour Dates

Minneapolis, April 8

New York City, April 11–15

Berkeley, May 10–12

Los Angeles, May 19–21