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Contemporary Classics Scottish Ballet

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
With additional support from Gavin and Kate Gemmel

16 - 19 August
  • Running time: 
    75 minutes approximately

Exciting contemporary classics from established choreographers each of whom challenged their own genre of dance. Featuring Christopher Bruce's Shift, an energetic study of 1940s factory workers during the war; Jirí Kylián's 14´20˝ – a sensual duet of feral beauty and human entanglement taken from the choreographer's 27´52˝ for NDT2's 50th anniversary, with music by Dirk Haubrich; and Twyla Tharp's The Fugue, set to the percussive beat of the dancers' own feet as they spiral, twist and stomp in stack-heeled boots on an amplified stage.

Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,

With additional support from 
Gavin and Kate Gemmel



Performed by Scottish Ballet

Choreographers Christopher Bruce, Jirí Kylián, Twyla Tharp

SHIFT music by Kenji Bunch

Photo: Daisy Komen

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