Scottish Ballet presents two of essentially the most thrilling choreographers working at present, in a placing double invoice: Twice-Born, a model new fee by Olivier Award-winning Dickson Mbi, and the UK premiere of Schachmatt (Checkmate) by Cayetano Soto.
Touring in Autumn 2023 to Glasgow, Aberdeen & Edinburgh.
Scottish Ballet fee Twice-Born by Dickson Mbi (UK) explores historical matriarchal parables and rituals, and is about in a fictional world. Dickson, who has additionally composed the emotive soundtrack of Twice-Born, is the primary Artistic Affiliate of Scottish Ballet’s Subsequent Technology Marketing campaign – an formidable programme to deal with ten early-to-mid-career choreographers, costume & set designers, composers and film-makers, who can be concerned within the growth and manufacturing of no less than ten new works by 2028. More on the Next Generation Campaign.
Scottish Ballet Inventive Director/CEO Christopher Hampson stated:
“Dickson has impressed and collaborated with Scottish Ballet’s dancers for this formidable new manufacturing. His distinctive motion fashion, and skill to imbue his work with a deep connection to his personal private experiences, will ship a visceral and thrilling dance spectacle for audiences, and this World Premiere can be a pivotal second for the entire firm.”
Opening the night would be the UK Premiere of Schachmatt (Checkmate), by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, which had audiences on their ft at its world premiere in 2017. Carried out on an enormous chessboard, accompanied by a full of life Latin soundtrack, with quirky, equestrian-themed actions and costumes, this breath-taking work is assured to thrill audiences.
Glasgow, Theatre Royal: Thu 21 – Sat 23 Sep 2023
Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre: Fri 6 Oct 2023, 7.30pm
Edinburgh, Competition Theatre: Fri 20 – Sat 21 Oct 2023, 7.30pm (+ matinee Sat 21 Oct 2.30pm)