Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company. Under the direction of choreographer Fleur Darkin, the company produces dance that is driven by artistic inquiry and a contemporary response to engaging audiences. Scottish Dance Theatre commissions accomplished choreographers from all over the world to put the dancing body at the centre of artistic innovation. The company collaborates with musicians, designers, theatre-makers and visual artists to produce dance of the highest quality.
Repertoire for India Tour 2014
Winter, Again by Jo Strømgren
Revelator choreographed by Ruth Janssen
In This Storm by Henri Oguike
Winter Again: Radical Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren mixes beautifully poised dance with all means necessary to tell the story of a community struggling to hide their dark misdemeanours under winter’s snowy blanket. Punctuated with the devastatingly fragile songs of Schubert’s Eine Winterreise, Scottish Dance Theatre take us on a journey through the cycle of the coldest, darkest season.
Revelator : Janssen’s powerfully intimate duet reveals the frailties and the absurdity of humans as they pursue enduring relationships through the seasons of life. Drawing on her extensive career as a dancer, Janssen presents delicate moments and small gestures that build to a graceful and affecting emotional whole. Set to a haunting score.
In This Storm: The Edinburgh International Festival 2013 commissioned Henri Oguike to make this work on Scottish Dance Theatre’s powerful dancers. Oguike is ‘one of the brightest hopes of British Contemporary dance’ (The Daily Telegraph). Expect thrilling musicality and fierce precision in this stunning piece to music by Aleksandra Vrebalov written for the Kronos Quartet.
The Scottish Dance Theatre will perform in Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. For venue details please visit: http://www.britishcouncil.in/scottish-dance-theatre