Crafted by Scotland and founded in 1969, Scottish Ballet consistently present bold and adventurous performances under the inspired direction of CEO and Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, affirming the company’s commitment to being ‘one of the most daring dance companies in the world’.
Scottish Ballet’s passionate dedication to their art mirrors the passionate dedication we bring to our craft – we certainly share the same single-minded approach – and in their work and vision, we recognise the spirit of fellow modern day Viking Souls. Having been the drinks sponsor for Scottish Ballet’s Highland Fling tour in 2018, we’re delighted to build on our spirited partnership for the company’s 50th anniversary year.
On stage, the company’s repertoire is broad and although rooted in strong classical technique, includes new versions of the classics as well as ground-breaking commissions. Off stage, Scottish Ballet deliver an extensive outreach programme, tailored to the needs of diverse communities and focused on promoting confidence, fostering wellbeing and encouraging creativity through dance. Recent community engagement projects delivered across Scotland include Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland in partnership with Dance Base; The Close, a first-time ballet experience for young adults attending special education schools; and Safe to be Me, an innovative primary schools programme using dance to address topics such as racism, homophobia, bigotry, ableism and transphobia.
To celebrate their first 50 years, Scottish Ballet have launched a series of special events, including a second Digital Season, working with dancers to create bespoke artworks using digital modeling, 3D scanning and printing. Their Five Wishes project is making dance wishes that have a wider community impact come true for five individuals and groups, selected by a celebrity judging panel, and the ambitious Five in Five Campaign will see five new full-length ballets commissioned and staged over the next five years, opening with The Crucible this month and followed by The Snow Queen in December.
For more information on Scottish Ballet and their work, please visit their website.