Velvet Petal

By Fleur Darkin

Velvet Petal is inspired by the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, and the transformative power of creating beauty out of whatever you can find on the bedroom floor. Choreographed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and created in collaboration with this exceptional company, the Velvet Petal dancers philosophise, seduce and experiment with their bodies, clothing and ideas. 

Set to a fresh dance-punk score arranged by Torben Lars Sylvest including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Fourtet, Velvet Petal is created in collaboration with the full company of Scottish Dance Theatre including a stunning lighting design from Emma Jones.

Recommended for ages 16+

is not the most erotic part of a body where the garment gapes?

— Roland Barthes