A new double bill from Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre is to present a new production as part of a double bill next month.

Renowned choreographer Emanuel Gat creates new work The Circle with the company as the critically acclaimed RITUALIA, choreographed by Colette Sadler, returns to Scottish stages.

Scottish Dance Theatre will debut The Circle on Friday 3 May at Dundee Rep Theatre as part of a Double Bill with Colette Sadler’s RITUALIA, a reimagining of Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Noces. It’s the first time the company has worked with award winning, Israeli born France based choreographer Emanuel Gat and the first time since 2011 UK audiences will have an opportunity to see his work.

The Circle emerges from Scottish Dance Theatre as a piece that tells the story of 12 individuals. Focusing on the dancers’ acute relationship with each other, its shifting, alternating energies create an intimate visual and emotional performance.

RITUALIA, created by Berlin-based Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler, takes Bronislava Nijinska’s feminist cultural landmark that is Les Noces and transforms it by creating a fictional post-gender future.

Evoking and celebrating the notion of hybridity, exploring iconic artificiality, presentation and fashion, RITUALIA is an arresting thought-provoking visual feast.

Taking inspiration from fashion in late 20th century pop culture RITUALIA brings audiences on a ritualistic journey as object and body are elevated to an iconic status.

Scottish Dance Theatre is also pleased to announce that RITUALIA has been selected to be part of the UK Dance Showcase at Surf The Wave 2019 presenting world class dance to industry programmers and promoters.

Originally from Glasgow Sadler’s work has received international acclaim where her unique dance aesthetic challenges notions of contemporary performance, explores the role of the body and merges dance and visual art mediums.

Emanuel Gat said: ‘It’s been a pleasure to make work for such a talented hard working company. The Circle celebrates each dancer as an individual and their own unique dance language whilst also telling the story of this collective and the relationships contained within it.

‘I’m excited for audiences to see these dancers in a new light and for the work to breathe as it feeds from their energy.#’
spring double bill dates are:

Friday 3-Saturday 4 May, 8pm. Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB. Tickets £17 (£14 conc). Box Office: scottishdancetheatre.com or call 01382 223 530.

Friday 24–Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm. Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. Tickets: £17 (£14 conc, under 30 / Student £12.50, Other £9). Box Office: traverse.co.uk or call 0131 228 1404.

Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Cambridgeshire, CB11 4UH. Tickets from £10 (£5 conc). Box Office: www.saffronhall.com or on 0845 548 7650.

Tuesday 4 June, 7.30pm. The Lowry Theatre, Salford M50 3AZ. Tickets TBC. Box Office: www.thelowry.com or on 0843 208 6000.

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company and is part of Dundee Rep Theatre. The company is committed to producing excellent and daring work that is led by the power of the dancing body.

Scottish Dance Theatre commissions the most exciting choreographers – from all over the world – to make bold new works on a committed team of outstanding dancers. The company tours throughout Scotland, nationally and internationally with recent tours in Brazil, Mexico, China, India and many European countries.