With Thomas Edwards
Delve into Scottish Ballet’s dynamic repertoire with a class taught by company Soloist Thomas Edwards. Class starts with a ballet warm-up before learning contrasting sections of Sophie Laplane’s quirky Sibilo, and Angelin Preljoçaj’s powerful MC 14/22.
Company member Thomas Edwards hails from Worcester, England and trained at Harlequin Stage School and Central School of Ballet. He joined Scottish Ballet in August 2013 and was promoted to soloist in 2018. He has performed in Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel, Christopher Bruce’s Ten Poems, Helen Pickett’s The Crucible and Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker.
About Scottish Ballet
Scottish Ballet, founded in 1969, is Scotland’s national dance company. In 2019 the company celebrated 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland. Based in Glasgow, the company performs regularly across Scotland, the UK and internationally – promoting Scotland’s pioneering spirit far and wide. The company’s broad repertoire includes new versions of the classics and ground-breaking commissions.
“Characterized by vibrant energy, brilliant coherence, and an effortless visual elegance” (The Daily Telegraph), Scotland’s national dance company returns to The Joyce with THIS IS MY BODY…, a double bill that showcases radically contrasting dance styles, equally compelling in emotional impact. Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo demonstrates a joyful, unrestricted perspective on everyday human emotions and situations. A U.S. premiere, Angelin Preljoçaj’s MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) is a meeting of the spiritual and the carnal. Juxtaposing the glorification of strength and the condemnation of brutality, religious allusions collide in this raw and powerful work.
Photo by Andy Ross.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
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