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Dance

At Tanzmesse 2018, Dance from Scotland went global

Paul Burns, Interim Head of Dance at Creative Scotland, reflects on Tanzmesse 2018: the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance.

Barrowland Ballet on their trio of tiger tales

Barrowland Ballet - one of Scotland's most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies - is touring this autumn with not one, not two, but three very special tiger-themed shows: Tiger, Tiger Tale and Playful Tiger.

Dance duets popping-up in public spaces around the world

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) is a series of short contemporary dance duets designed for a wide range of public spaces. Just back from appearing at Jacob's Pillow in the USA, we spoke to choreographer Janis Claxton and composer Pippa Murphy. 

The Work Room at 10: How the artist-led practice has developed over a decade

Back in 2008, The Work Room was founded by a group of artists who agitated for space and resource for dance in the city. Now, ten years on, The Work Room is still working with choreographers from across Scotland to research and develop new creative projects.

Scottish Dance Theatre's Fleur Darkin on Velvet Petal: The disco-punk production inspired by Patti Smith

Scottish Dance Theatre's latest production, Velvet Petal, is a powerful fusion of ideas. Created by Artistic Director Fleur Darkin, the piece philosophizes on notions such as beauty and change. Oh, and it's set to a disco punk soundtrack.

In Motion: capturing the evolving world of screen dance

A new series of online films created by The Work Room and commissioned by The Space aims to showcase independent dance artists making work for screen in Scotland. We spoke to producer Katrina McPherson about this evolving artform.

YDance: helping young people realise their potential through movement

YDance is the national youth dance organisation for young people aged three to 21 in Scotland. It runs regular Routes events, including Connections (a three-day event for youth dance groups and individuals), and Destinations (a vibrant showcase of the best youth dance companies across Scotland). Here, we spoke to YDance's Kirsty (...)

Contemporary dance meets cutting-edge tech with AbstrACTION

Bright Side Studios and Janis Claxton Dance have collaborated on an innovative new digital work, capturing the movements of professional dancers and projecting them into a Virtual Reality experience.

Learning from the Future: the dance piece set in a post-life world

For choreographer Colette Sadler, creating the interdisciplinary piece, Learning from the Future, has been a unique experience. This work brings together dance, music, lighting and stagecraft to imagine a post-life world, where linear time and space don't exist.

Dance from Scotland at Tanzmesse nrw 2016: MayBe by Marc Brew

As we look forward to Scotland's dance sector being represented at Tanzmesse nrw we share the last of our features focusing on outstanding collaborative projects and exchanges between Scottish artists and international partners; Marc Brew's MayBe.