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Dance Derby by Company Chordelia

  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  
  • Dance Derby, Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera (photo: Colin Hattersley)  

    Created by Company Chordelia in association with Scottish Opera, Dance Derby was inspired by the dance marathon events that took America by storm in the depression era.

    Often lasting for more than six weeks, these events saw dancers put their endurance skills to the test as they competed in front of huge audiences to win cash prizes.

    Watch a trailer for the production below:

    More info

    To find out more about Company Chordelia visit their website or follow them on Twitter @cochordelia

    Dance Derby was supported through Creative Scotland's Touring, Festivals and Arts Programming fund. This fund ran between 2011-14 but as of August 2014 is now closed. From September 2014, anyone interested in funding for this sort of activity should now look at the Open Project Fund