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TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE

 

Tickets are going on sale for Scottish Ballet’s new visionary production of Swan Lake, which receives its world premiere in spring 2016. Created by the award-winning choreographer David Dawson, this imaginative re-telling of the iconic story will be performed for audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

 

This innovative new version of Swan Lake marks Scottish Ballet’s first re-imagining of this classic ballet since 1995. Our new production ensures that a new generation will be engrossed by the timeless story of Swan Lake and Scottish Ballet will have a definitive contemporary version of the ballet to add to their repertoire.

 

David Dawson is renowned for his visceral and daring work and always pushes dancers to their limits. His critically acclaimed work has been performed to audiences in more than 25 countries around the world.

 

Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, Dawson’s new interpretation of Swan Lake will feature costumes designed by Yumiko Takeshima and set designs by John Otto.

 

Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Eden Court, Inverness and the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh in April and May 2016.

 

The creation of Swan Lake marks the culmination of an incredibly prolific two years of choreographic creativity at Scottish Ballet, with 9 new works staged by the company and a further 12 added to the repertoire.

 

“David always looks to push the boundaries of classical ballet. I know that his production of this iconic story will be a thoughtful, fresh and very bold addition to our repertoire."

Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson

 

Swan Lake credits:

Choreography: David Dawson
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set Design: John Otto
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuysen

 

 

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS

 

About David Dawson

David Dawson is a British choreographer and graduate of the Royal Ballet School. He joined the English National Ballet in 1994 as a soloist, and a year later moved to Amsterdam to perform with Dutch National Ballet. Dawson choreographed his first ballet in 1997 at the annual choreographic workshop while with the Dutch National Ballet. This experience resulted in Dawson's first major creation for the main company, A Million Kisses to my Skin, in 2000. Subsequently, he joined Ballett Frankfurt, where he worked with William Forsythe and performed for two more years before deciding to devote his time to creating his own new works.

 

Between 2004 and 2012 David Dawson was Resident Choreographer for the Dutch National Ballet, the Semperoper Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. His creations have been introduced to the repertoires of many ballet companies including Boston Ballet, Ballet National de Marseilles, Het (Dutch) Nationale Ballet, Semperoper Ballet, English National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet, Aalto Ballet Theatre Essen, Slovenian National Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Vienna State Opera Ballet.

 

Dawson has created numerous ballets internationally, including his full-length Giselle, which had its world premiere at the Semperoper (Opera House in Dresden). Other significant works include day4, On the Nature of Daylight, The World According to Us, Morning Ground, A Sweet Spell of Obliviondancingmadlybackwards, and his highly acclaimedtimelapse/(Mnemosyne) and The Third Light.

 

Dawson was honoured with the Prix Benois de la Danse Award for choreography and nominated for the UK Critics' Circle National Dance Award as Best Classical Choreographer for The Grey Area. He also created Reverence for the Mariinsky Ballet, for which he was awarded Russia's highest theatre prize for visual art, the Golden Mask Award, as Best Choreographer, and became the first British choreographer to create a ballet for this legendary company. He received the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography for The Gentle Chapters and was nominated for The Golden Swan Award, as Best Choreographer for Overture and 00:00. For his re-imagining of Faun(e), created for the English National Ballet's Ballets Russes Festival at the Sadler's Wells in London, Dawson has been nominated as Best Classical Choreographer for the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award and the Prix Benois de la Danse Choreography Award.

 

 

SWAN LAKE LISTINGS

MARCH-APRIL 2016

 

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Tue 19 – Sat 23 Apr 2016

Evenings 19-23 Apr – 7.30pm

Matinee 23 Apr – 2pm

Tickets from £11.00-£35.00.

Box office 0844 412 4300 (bkg fee)

 

Free pre-show talks at 6.30pm on Thu 21 Apr with Artistic staff and Fri 22 with Music staff.

Insight: a behind the scenes look at Swan Lake, including watching the dancers take class on stage and a Q&A session with one of the dancers. Sat 23 Apr at 11am. Tickets £5.50 / £3.50 conc

 

Tickets go on sale on Mon 29 June

 

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Wed 27 – Sat 30 Apr 2016

Evenings 27-30 Apr – 7.30pm

Matinee 30 Apr – 2pm

Tickets from £16.50-£40.50.

Box office 0844 412 4300 (bkg fee)

 

Free pre-show talks at 6.30pm on Thu 28 Apr with Artistic staff and Fri 29 with Music staff.

Insight: a behind the scenes look at Swan Lake, including watching the dancers take class on stage and a Q&A session with one of the dancers. Sat 30 Apr at 11am. Tickets £5.50 / £3.50 conc

 

Tickets go on sale on Fri 25 June

Eden Court, Inverness
Wed 4 - Sat 7 May 2016

Evenings 4-7 May – 7.30pm

Matinee 7 May – 2pm

Tickets from £14.00-£31.00.

Box office 01463 234 234 (bkg fee)

 

Free pre-show talks at 6.30pm on Thu 5 May with Artistic staff and Fri 6 with Music staff.

Insight: a behind the scenes look at Swan Lake, including watching the dancers take class on stage and a Q&A session with one of the dancers. Sat 7 May at 11am. Tickets £5.50 / £3.50 conc

 

Tickets go on sale on Mon 22 June

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Wed 25 – Sat 28 May 2016

Evenings 25-28 May – 7.30pm
Matinees 26 & 28 May – 2.00pm

Tickets from £13.50-£39.50.

Box office 0131 529 6000 (bkg fee)

 

Free pre-show talks at 6.30pm on Thu 26 May with Artistic staff and Fri 27 with Music staff.

Insight: a behind the scenes look at Swan Lake, including watching the dancers take class on stage and a Q&A session with one of the dancers. Sat 28 May at 11am. Tickets £5.50 / £3.50 conc

 

Tickets go on sale on Wed 1 July

 

 

 

 

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