Scottish Dance Theatre Velvet Petal

Velvet Petal by Fleur Darkin

Following sell-out shows and rave reviews all over the UK, the fantastically edgy Velvet Petal by Fleur Darkin makes a striking return in 2019. Tough girls and pretty boys living life in the margins, dreaming about being at the centre. Velvet Petal explores the transformative power of beauty, created out of whatever is on the bedroom floor. The dancers experiment, seduce and philosophise through their bodies, clothing and ideas. Recommended 12+ 

Choreography Fleur Darkin
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Costume Design Susan Doyle
Photography Jack Wrigley and Harry Clark
Musical Arrangement Torben Lars Sylvest
Rehearsal Director Naomi Murray


Read reviews here from our 2019 UK tour so far from Young Perspective, Cog Design, Bouquets & Brickbats, Greenwich Visitor and ReviewSphere.

“lively, playful and gutsy and guaranteed to put a spring in your step”.  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★
“visually exciting and emotionally powerful work” Edinburgh Guide ★★★★
“Darkin choreographs with a cool wit, and her cast whip off her demanding moves, and their clothes, with élan” The Guardian ★★★★
“A truly compelling piece, exquisitely performed” The Stage ★★★★
“Darkin’s choreography is fresh and clever” The Wee Review ★★★★
"An erotic and electrifying dance-drama" Edinburgh Guide ★★★★
"an edgy, energetic exploration of sexuality, physicality, and vulnerability set to a pulsing soundtrack of punk and electronic music. Without a single weak moment or ebb in vivacity, it is a truly unique and exhilarating portrayal of identities in tension with social expectations." Young Perspective ★★★★★
"The audience are left stunned by the vitality of each dancer as they glide across the floor weaving closely through one another and twisting their bodies in whichever way they feel the music leads them. Each performance sways between an intense intimacy and ferocity making them mesmerising to watch." ReviewSphere 



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— ★★★★ The Guardian