Picture by Lesley Martin
Dancers and choreographers from Telford College BA Honours Dance course and dance students from Broughton High School have been working with Scottish Ballet and the National Galleries of Scotland – creating responses to The Sculpture Show, the gallery’s current survey of modern and contemporary sculpture.
The 50-minute performances of Desire, at 11am and 12pm on Saturday, are free and will see dancers flowing from gallery to gallery performing 3-5minute responses to the works on show. Ron Mueck’s A Girl, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1136 and Damien Hirst’s Wretched War will be among the works featured in the performance.
In the 65th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Scottish Ballet presents a brand new production of A Streetcar Named Desire sponsored by Adam & Company. In advance of the Company’s tour – which opens in Glasgow on 11 April before touring to Edinburgh from 18 April and on throughout Scotland, Scottish Ballet will join forces with National Galleries Scotland for Desire; an innovative performance project that explores what participants and audiences desire from dance. Choreographed and created by talented students from Telford College and Broughton High School, the performance will be inspired by the themes of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and The Sculpture Show - a celebration of sculpture in its many forms currently exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and featuring work by artists ranging from Degas to Damien Hirst. The resulting performances will be unveiled at two free performances on Saturday 24 March at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
Picture: Choreographers and dancers dance their way around artwork at Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
L-R: Nicole Green, Christina Duncan and Susan Vance.