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Duets Scottish Ballet

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

17 - 18 August
  • Running time: 
    75 minutes approximately

Relationships come into focus in extracts from the canon of Scottish Ballet's Founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell, and new collaborators James Cousins and Helen Pickett.

Darrell's poignant Five Rückert Songs embodies the feelings in Friedrich Rückert's poetry on love, loss and loneliness with lingering steps and sweeping choreography. His Chéri is based closely on the famous novel by Colette, and traces the story of a passionate and ultimately tragic affair between young lovers.

Praise for Duets

"Sophie Martin and Victor Zarallo [are] interlocked in the slithery-fierce physicality of James Cousins's Jealousy, where Zarallo never loses his hold on her even in the sweat of the moment. Company member Sophie Laplane reveals a sharp, sussed instinct for eye-catching movement in Oxymore - so cool, it's hot with Brenda Lee Grech and Daniel Davidson dancing to the same beat, but with their own individual groove. Two "morsels" from the Darrell repertoire hinted at the emotional depths woven into his steps"

Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,

With additional support from 
Gavin and Kate Gemmel



Performed by Scottish Ballet

Choreographers Peter Darrell, James Cousins, Helen Pickett

Photo: Alan Peebles

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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