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Scottish Dance Theatre presents world premiere of new work RITUALIA this February

Our highly anticipated WORLD PREMIERE, RITUALIA will see us team up with one of Europe’s most celebrated choreographers. This exciting new piece comes in the form of a double-bill pairing the critically acclaimed TuTuMucky by Botis Seva alongside the world premiere of their newest work RITUALIA by Colette Sadler, a brand new commission.

We will debut the new work at Dundee Rep on Friday 9th February. Created by Berlin-based choreographer Colette Sadler, who is originally from Glasgow, RITUALIA explores the role of the body and merges dance and visual art mediums.

Sadler has received international acclaim for her unique dance aesthetic that challenges notions of contemporary performance. By taking inspiration from fashion in late 20th century pop culture, and from Bronislava Nijinska's feminist cultural landmark, Les Noces, RITUALIA brings audiences on a ritualistic journey as object and body are elevated to an iconic status celebrating the notion of hybridity, exploring iconic artificiality, presentation and fashion, RITUALIA is set to be a thought-provoking visual feast.

RITUALIA will be joined by TuTuMucky by Botis Seva, which returns to Scotland following it’s sold-out run at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The piece received exceptional reviews from both critics and audiences including four-star reviews from both The Scotsman and The List.

TuTuMucky blurs the boundaries between dance forms where traditional conventions of ballet, contemporary, and hip-hop technique are challenged, offering a distinctively innovative form of dance, set to an original musical backdrop by beat producer Torben Lars Sylvest. This critically acclaimed piece, explores social order, structured lifestyles and hierarchies, peace within chaos and how important it is as human beings to find peace for ourselves.

Speaking ahead of the Spring Tour Scottish Dance Theatre Artistic Director Fleur Darkin said:

“Scottish Dance Theatre are committed to showcasing the talent of the most exciting choreographers working today. Botis Seva’s TuTuMucky has wowed audiences across the UK, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it back to Scotland for those who missed our sell-out festival run.

I’m particularly excited to see RITUALIA. Colette Sadler is one of the most interesting choreographers to emerge from the Scottish dance scene. Her interpretation of the one of the world’s most significant ballet pieces promises to challenge, engage and provoke audiences in Scotland this coming Spring.”

Together they promise an evening of high-energy and engaging work. Double Bill TuTuMucky/RITUALIA opens on Friday 9 February at Dundee Rep Theatre. The tour will then continue throughout the spring at venues throughout Scotland including The Beacon Arts Centre and Traverse Theatre.

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