Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company and is part of Dundee Rep Theatre. Under the direction of Fleur Darkin, the company is committed to producing daring work that is led by the power of the dancing body. Scottish Dance Theatre commissions choreographers – from all over the world – to make bold new works on our committed team of dancers. The company collaborates with artists of outstanding calibre in the fields of music, design and the visual arts.
Scottish Dance Theatre dancers are known for being exceptionally talented, personable and approachable. The company is an international company based in Dundee, producing world class work with inclusivity, in all senses, at the fore front. The company seeks to build audiences through innovative audience development and educational work.
Scottish Dance Theatre produces dance that is thought-provoking and holds resonance in people’s lives, with the belief that dance can uplift, inspire, tune our sensibilities and enrich lives.
Jalet worked with revered visual artist Jim Hodges to create YAMA. Inspired by the mythology associated with mountains and blurring the thin human boundaries with the vegetal and animal world, and exploring man’s vital need to rise, YAMA is a mysterious and visceral metaphor of a collective ascent.
Choreographed by Damien Jalet
A unique theatrical playroom, Innocence is for nought-to-seven-year-olds (and their adults), to explore the world of William Blake’s childhood in which children are invited to dance, play and sing, on a magical theatrical journey shared with Scottish Dance Theatre’s dancers. A captivating experience performed to a breathtaking musical score.
By Fleur Darkin. Max capacity 80.
Radical Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren mixes beautifully poised dance with all means necessary to tell the story of a community struggling to hide their dark misdemeanours under winter’s snowy blanket. Punctuated with songs of Schubert’s Eine Winterreise, this is a journey through the cycle of the coldest, darkest season.
Scottish Dance Theatre started life as a community dance initiative and its foundations give the company a unique identity as a rep company, using creative processes to generate education that is innovative and ground-breaking. The company pioneers education projects that accompany the performance work. Projects take on many shapes: residencies, workshops, lectures, interactive demonstrations and classes. Sessions are bespoke to the partners with which the company is working, engaging with as wide a demographic as possible from professional artists to traditionally excluded members of society.
"One of the most personable and versatile ensembles in British Dance."
"Scottish Dance Theatre has a distinctive identity: lively, quirky, and confident."
"Energy defines Scottish Dance Theatre."
The Hindu Newspaper, India