About Scottish Ballet - 40th Anniversary Tour
Renowned for its versatility, and applauded for its exciting, award-winning repertoire, Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company, marks its 40th anniversary with a triple bill that captures perfectly the chic style of a company whose powerful athleticism and incredible personality continues to attract acclaim world-wide.
"This is a very smart company, who deserve a wider platform outside Scotland" - THE GUARDIAN
Rubies is one of Balanchine’s most delectable creations, with dancers adorned in dazzling bejewelled costumes and set to the angular, jazz-tinged music of Igor Stravinsky.
Choreographed by William Forsythe, Workwithinwork is a new addition to Scottish Ballet’s repertoire. Performed to the beautiful slow-building arch of Berio’s Duetti for two violins, the choreography starts as graceful and winding movement, before branching out in ever-increasing complexity.
Making its London premiere is Krzysztof Pastor’s celebrated In Light and Shadow. Beginning with a delicate, reflective duet to the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the piece twists and turns into a rich tapestry of explosive solos, duets and ensemble work set to Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite.