Article Source: Scottish Ballet
First Published: 28 March 2021 12:39
Updated: 28 March 2021 12:40
Following the success of her recent Zoom ballet Indoors and dance film Oxymore, Scottish Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence Sophie Laplane is the first to bring her work back to the screen with her quintessentially quirky style in a new short film called Dive.
Premiering on International Dance Day, Laplane has partnered with James Bonas (The Crucible) and film director Oscar Sansom to create a new piece inspired by French artist Yves Klein and what has become the world’s most famous shade of blue. Set to music by Schubert and Walter Wanderley, it will premiere on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 1pm.
Sophie Laplane, Choreographer in Residence, said: “Dive is a new venture for me into the world of cinematography, immersing the viewer in a world of monochrome blue and the empty white space, inspired by the visionary ideas of the artist Yves Klein. From stillness, we dive into the complexity that lies beneath the surface of simplicity; drawing the viewer in to a world of infinite possibilities and the unexpected, where questions are posed but not answered.”
Next up, Scottish Ballet Soloist Nicholas Shoesmith returns to choreograph for the company after premiering his socially distanced piece Catalyst for Edinburgh International Festival’s My Light Shines On programme in 2020.
His new work Odyssey, directed by Ciaran Lyons, is a high-octane short film that takes viewers on a journey through a game-like landscape inhabited by otherworldly beings, where the real and virtual collide. Set to music by Craven Faults and Squarepusher, it will premiere on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 1pm.
Nicholas Shoesmith, Choreographer and Soloist, said: “With Scottish Ballet taking great strides in pushing and developing dance films and digital content, I'm thrilled to bring our audiences on an other-worldly experience with our new film Odyssey. In collaboration with film-maker Ciaran Lyons, and inspired by the storytelling and camera work of many modern video games, we hope to plant audiences firmly in the passenger seat of our virtual escapade.”
Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, said: “I’m thrilled to have commissioned two new works, celebrating creativity and showcasing the evolving artistic language of each of our choreographers. Whilst contrasting in style, they are a wonderful achievement from our home-grown talent and I’m excited to share each with audiences this spring.”
Dive by Sophie Laplane will premiere on Thursday 29 April at 1pm. It is free for members to watch and will be available until Monday 31 May.
Odyssey by Nicholas Shoesmith will premiere on Tuesday 4 May at 1pm. It is free for members to watch and will be available until Monday 31 May.
To become a free member and to book tickets visit: www.scottishballet.co.uk
Image Credit: Andy Ross
The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to Glasgow in 2022.
With restrictions starting to ease and more activities reopening, now is the perfect time to purchase a Season Pass for M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park!
For anyone looking for a holiday steeped in history then look no further than Old Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire.
The Beat the Street challenge taking place in Hamilton and Blantyre has now exceeded its third charity target, raising a further £100 for Kilbryde Hospice!
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is reaching out to the communities of North Lanarkshire to understand the needs, interests, and challenges of the last 12 months.
Scotland’s most famous historic heritage sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, are getting set to lower their drawbridges!
The Big Lunch returns from 5th June, encouraging communities to come together to support each other after a challenging year.
Scottish Ballet has unveiled two new dance films created in collaboration with people living with Parkinson's, MS and dementia, as part of their creative engagement project Haud Close.
Scottish walking charity, Paths For All, shares ten ways to add fun activities to the familiar family stroll!
Dobbies has announced the launch of its first-ever ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards, to find the UK’s best and most dedicated gardeners, including children and young people.
As lockdown restrictions ease, getting back to the gym is the top of many people's priority list.
New solar lighting has been installed at Drumpellier Country Park and Duchess of Hamilton Park in Motherwell.
Scottish Opera have announced two new films, premiering this spring, along with plans for over 200 outdoor performances this summer!
Aldi has teamed up with long-term supplier Williams Bros to give customers the chance to name a brand-new beer which will be sold in stores across the country!
Former pro footballer Roddy McKenzie swapped the 18-yard box for Beat Boxes on Good Friday with a fundraising cycle ride around all 65 sensors in the Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre game.
Booker Prize winner and Glasgow born author Douglas Stuart has joined forces with national charity Scottish Book Trust to encourage people of Scotland to submit their real-life stories.
Following updated guidance from the Scottish Government that garden centres may open, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, has today reopened stores across Scotland.
With the reopening of garden centres, the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow are encouraging the public to take up gardening and have launched 'Let Glasgow Flourish' Gardening Awards 2021!
Multi-award-winning band Skerryvore have announced a special livestream show to be broadcast from Edinburgh’s exclusive floating hotel, Fingal on Saturday 24th April!
A new outdoor adventure zone has swung into M&D's Scotland's Theme Park just in time for the holidays, allowing explorers of all ages a chance to enjoy a variety of adrenaline thrilled activities!
Players in the Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre game can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours during 'Go Travel' week!
Following on from the Scottish Government’s announcement earlier this month on easing Covid-19 restrictions, a number of services will be able to reopen from Monday, April 26th.
Scotland’s historic sites get ready to lower their drawbridges once more following the Scottish Government's route map to lift restrictions across mainland Scotland.
The National Trust for Scotland is preparing to welcome visitors again at dozens of gardens and estates across the country this Spring!
Scottish Ballet is excited to announce the world premiere of two new dance films by company creatives Sophie Laplane and Nicholas Shoesmith.
TRNSMT Festival have today announced that this year's event will take place 10th – 12th September 2021 at Glasgow Green, rescheduled from July.
Glasgow's leading entertainment venue, The Quay, gears up to welcome visitors again!
Runrig's full 3-hour concert film 'The Last Dance' will be screened on BBC Alba on Saturday 3rd April at 8pm!
Set your alarms tomorrow as tickets for itison’s Harry Potter & The Batman Trilogy Drive-in movies at Hopetoun House go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!
The Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre game has already generated its first £100 donation to Kilbryde Hospice - just days into the game!