Scottish Dance Theatre’s Ritualia shakes tradition to its core in this bold re-imagining of Nijinska’s 1920s ballet, Les Noces. An ensemble of other-beings vogue through a wedding ceremony, donning queer wigs in a visual feast of wearable art and lush lighting set to Stravinsky’s original modernist score. As we reach the climax and witness the vows, society’s pre-assigned roles are shed in an androgynous gender utopia created by internationally celebrated choreographer Colette Sadler.
Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.
‘An utterly absorbing, undeniably fresh vision of the future’ ***** (Scotsman)
‘Visually striking, astutely clever’ **** (Herald)