Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
With additional support from Gavin and Kate Gemmel
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"
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Performed by Scottish Ballet
Choreographers Peter Darrell, James Cousins, Helen Pickett