Thursday, 18 June 2015

Scottish Ballet Autumn Season

Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to grow their choreographic skills. Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director, has worked closely with Laplane over the past few years, nurturing her remarkable natural choreographic talent and giving her platforms to show her work.

Sophie Laplane’s Oxymore was showcased at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013 as part of Scottish Ballet’s Dance Odysseys, was included in Scottish Ballet’s Up Close tour in 2014 and most recently was performed at the TEDx Glasgow event. Laplane created Sink In for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 and will debut a new work on Friday at the Independent:BALLET event as part of the Cottier Dance Project.

Maze has developed from being part of the Royal Ballet’s Draft Works programme for emerging choreographers and this will be Laplane’s first work to be performed in a large scale theatre. 

It will appear as part of Scottish Ballet’s exciting Autumn Season alongside Elsa Canasta by Javier de Frutos and Motion of Displacement, a world premiere from Bryan Arias.

“Sophie has been consistently developing her choreographic style and is ready for the next step. Ensuring that new work is developed for Scottish Ballet’s repertoire is essential to our growth and I’m delighted that we’re able to showcase a choreographer from within the Company alongside emerging choreographer, Bryan Arias and a master in his field, Javier de Frutos.”
Scottish Ballet Artistic Director and Acting Chief Executive Christopher Hampson

“I am so excited that my new work Maze is being included in Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Season. It is amazing news and I am just really thankful to Scottish Ballet for the opportunity to showcase my work.”
            Scottish Ballet dancer Sophie Laplane

Elsa CanastaMotion of Displacement and Maze will be performed at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Eden Court in Inverness and His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in September and October 2015.

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