Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s National Dance Company, takes you on a journey into the curious, the conceptual and the most creative world of dance, focusing on work from classic to contemporary and engaging with a spectrum of makers, both established and new, at the forefront of dance innovation.
Featuring world premieres, historical genre-changers, celluloid classics and some of the world’s newest and most exciting dance voices, this unique festival-within-a-festival invites you to explore dance in a brand new way.
Choose from just one performance, spend a morning, an afternoon or evening – or immerse yourself in dance and stay for the whole day.
the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
With additional support from
Gavin and Kate Gemmel
Due to family illness, Édouard Lock’s new work, which was to form part of Dance Odysseys, has been cancelled.
Five inspiring world premieres performed by Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre choreographed by renowed choreographers Helen Pickett, James Cousins, Martin Lawrance, Kristen McNally and Henri Oguike.
Exciting contemporary classics from established choreographers each of whom challenged their own genre of dance.
Documentary on Jirí Kylián’s life, way of thinking and most significant creations. Shot in 2011 in The Hague, Prague, Monte Carlo and Paris with Sabine Kupferberg dancing as Kylián rehearses some of his works.
A panel of emerging choreographers discusses the New Voices programme, hosted by Dance Base Artistic Director Morag Deyes.
An overview of this unique weekend of dance, chaired by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson.
In its 25th anniversary year, Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting Sea of Troubles (1988) forms a double bill with Christopher Hampson’s evocative Silhouette.
Inspired by the three principal characters from the commedia dell’arte, it is a poetic, humorous and dramatic interpretation of composer Arnold Schoenberg’s revolutionary work of the same name.
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.
SisGO’s territory is minds, organs, nervous systems. Fleur Darkin merges this company of powerful dancers with the audience to create a riot of choreography. Join an intimate journey into the night.
Choreographed in 1932, The Green Table is known as Kurt Jooss’s masterpiece. Portrait of Mary Wigman: at the end of the roaring twenties Mary Wigman provoked a real revolution in the world of dance.
Christopher Hampson and Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the V&A, in conversation.
Christopher Hampson and Jane Pritchard discuss Pierrot Lunaire.
Hampson reinvents the now infamous story of remorseless human sacrifice with brutal physicality and primal energy in this challenging work that examines themes of violence, obedience and domination.
Choreographer and solo performer Gerhart Bonher on the making of Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I.
The Rite of Spring Talk with choreographer Christopher Hampson.
Cesc Gelabert recreates Gerhard Bohner’s original concept highlighting elements of dance, visual arts and music while allowing them to remain autonomous.
Curator of Dance Odysseys films Nele Hertling shares her thoughts on dance on celluloid.