About Us

About Us

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 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 our committed team of outstanding dancers. The company collaborates with artists of outstanding calibre in the fields of music, design and the visual arts to produce dance of the highest quality.

Scottish Dance Theatre has a distinctive identity: lively, quirky and confident - Dancing Times

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 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 our committed team of outstanding dancers. The company collaborates with artists of outstanding calibre in the fields of music, design and the visual arts to produce dance of the highest quality.

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 has a committed following of Scottish Dance Theatre fans, and is always seeking to build on this audience through innovative audience development and educational work.

Scottish Dance Theatre produces high quality dance that is thought provoking and holds resonance in people’s lives. We believe dance can uplift, inspire, tune our sensibilities and enrich lives.  

The company tours throughout Scotland and nationally across a range of venues – from Edinburgh Festival Theatre to Mull Theatre.  The company has an increasing international reputation; recent tours include USA, China, India and many European countries. The company is a founder member of RepNet, a European network of repertory companies who meet and exchange to innovate new practice in national dance companies. The company is excited by the possibility of sharing artistic practice across cultures and by the impact that this creative exchange can have on sustaining a healthy international dance community.  

Scottish Dance Theatre will celebrate its 30th birthday in 2016 with an exciting programme of events to be announced with lots of opportunities to get involved.

 

Scottish Dance Theatre is funded by:

Creative Scotland 
Creative Scotland Lottery 
Dundee City Council 
Made in Scotland 
British Council 

 

 

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