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NEWS: Scottish Dance Theatre Are Back on the Road Again

dancetheatreScotland’s leading contemporary dance company is back out on the road this autumn with a programme of critically and publicly acclaimed shows. The programme includes Second ComingandWinter, Againby acclaimed choreographers Victor Quijada and Jo Strømgren and a piece for children,Innocence, choreographed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Fleur Darkin.

Montreal-based Victor Quijada, uses the Los Angeles street-dance culture of his youth in his pieceSecond Coming, setting his break movement style to a potent soundtrack by hip hop star, Jasper Gahunia aka DJ Lil’ Jaz. In complex group work and intimate duets, the dancers play out Quijada’s coming of age among the break dancing battles of Los Angeles.

In bracing contrast, Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren, takes the dancers on a wild journey through the darkest, coldest season inWinter, Again, set to breathtaking songs from Schubert’sEine Winterreise. Choreographer, director and playwright, Strømgren creates radical dance theatre that is both enigmatic and mysterious, referencing the emblematic Norwegian symbols of savage nature and violent fairytales. Scottish Dance Theatre is the first UK company to commission work from this maverick choreographer.

Innocence, Fleur Darkin’s highly acclaimed show for children is an exciting opportunity for zero to seven year olds (and their grown-ups)to explore William Blake’s imagination.Innocenceinvites childrenonto the stageto dance, play and sing on a magical theatrical journey shared with Scottish Dance Theatre’s band of accomplished dancers. This captivating dance experience is performed to a livemusical scoreby Paul Bradley. The company is delighted to have been asked by macrobert in Stirling to performInnocenceas part of its Christmas programme. The show will be adapted especially for an early years audience.

For more information visit:http://www.scottishdancetheatre.com/

Lauren Humphreys

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