A programme inspired by the music of one of the most distinctive and influential composers of the 20th Century, Igor Stravinsky, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Autumn 2017 features Kenneth McMillan’s Baiser de la Fee, alongside Chris Hampson’s Rite of Spring.
Kenneth McMillan’s Baiser de la Fee
Scottish Ballet will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Scottish born choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan with a re-staging of his early narrative work Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss), which will feature a stunning new set and costumes designed by Gary Harris.
The ballet is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Ice Maiden and tells the story of a boy destined for immortality after being kissed at birth by a fairy. Le Baiser de la Fée was originally created in 1960 and has had only one revival since.
Chris Hampson’s Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, brings raw physicality to this programme. Featuring only three dancers, it tells the story of two brothers as they grow together, come of age and descend into a violent confrontation.