FRIDAY 6th October will see a dream come true for dancers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Third year Modern Ballet students at Scotland’s national conservatoire – one of the world’s top three performing arts education institutions – have been invited to dance in Scottish Ballet’s Stravinsky season which opens in Glasgow on October 6 before touring to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.
In another thrilling move, the students will follow in the footsteps of ballet’s leading lights when they grace the stage of the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.
‘She can be sharp, but at the same time, seductive…’ – Sophie Martin, Principal.Delve into a behind-the-scenes look at The Fairy's Kiss ahead of our Stravinsky season.http://bit.ly/SBstravinsky17
Posted by Scottish Ballet on Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Five students – Zara Brent, Jaimee-lee Camkin, Jake Davies, Bryony Robertson and Anna Williams – will perform in a new production of The Fairy’s Kiss (Le Baiser de la fée) to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the visionary choreographer, Dunfermline-born Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
As well as performing to audiences all over Scotland in The Fairy’s Kiss, the production will be part of a landmark festival celebrating the influence and legacy of MacMillan.
Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration will bring together Scottish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Yorke Dance Project at the Royal Opera House between October 10 and November 1. Each company will perform one of MacMillan’s one-act masterpieces.
For almost a month, the entire third-year cohort of 11 students have been rehearsing daily at Scottish Ballet’s home at Tramway, working closely with the company and Christopher Hampson.
Kerry Livingstone, Head of Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said the experience had given the students a “phenomenal and invaluable industry insight.”
Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet CEO and Artistic Director, said: “We are proud of our partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and are thrilled to welcome some of the third year BA Modern Ballet students, who will perform on stage with Scottish Ballet’s professional dancers in The Fairy’s Kiss this autumn.
Student Jaimee-lee Camkin, 18, said: “Working with Scottish Ballet has been fun, definitely challenging and such an invaluable learning experience. I’m so grateful for this opportunity, it’s so exciting. I can’t believe it!”
Student Jake Davies, 18, said: “It’s unbelievable to have the chance to dance at the Royal Opera House when we’re still in training.”
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