May 2019 Double Bill
This exciting new Double Bill pairs RITUALIA by Colette Sadler, a Berlin-based Scottish choreographer alongside the world premiere of The Circle, a brand new commission with Emanuel Gat. Together they promise an evening of high energy and engaging work.
RITUALIA by Colette Sadler re-imagines Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces, which originally premiered in Paris in 1923. Sadler’s interpretation transforms the gender thematics of the original ballet by introducing the idea of androgyny as its point of departure. Evoking and celebrating the notion of hybridity, exploring iconic artificiality, presentation and fashion, RITUALIA is a thought-provoking visual feast.
"A visually striking, astutely clever, witty addition to their repertoire." The Herald (on RITUALIA) ★★★★
The Circle, by renowned choreographer Emanuel Gat, emerges as a piece that tells the story of 12 individuals. Focusing on the dancers' acute relationship with each other, its shifting, alternating energies create an intimate visual and emotional performance.
Speaking ahead of the opening of his new work Emanuel Gat said; “It's been a pleasure to make work for such a talented hard working company. The Circle celebrates each dancer as an individual and their own unique dance language whilst also telling the story of this collective and the relationships contained within it. I'm excited for audiences to see these dancers in a new light and for the work to breathe as it feeds from their energy.”
An utterly absorbing, undeniably fresh vision of the future