Royal Conservatoire ballet students in artistic collaboration with Scotland’s national dance company

Royal Conservatoire ballet students in artistic collaboration with Scotland’s national dance company

Published: 13/06/2018

Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are to perform alongside dancers from Scotland’s national dance company in a specially adapted performance aimed to help young children discover the magic of ballet.

Professionals in training from the Royal Conservatoire’s BA in Modern Ballet programme will join dancers from Scottish Ballet for the hour-long performance of Wee Hansel & Gretel, which is aimed for children aged from three to eight-years-old.

The collaboration is the latest coup for the Ballet department at the Royal Conservatoire, one of the world’s top ten institutions for performing arts education. Earlier in June, Keenan Fletcher, final year BA Modern Ballet student, was announced as one of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures cast members. Keenan will be part of the cast for Swan Lake, which will tour the UK for 32 weeks starting in September 2018, including an eight-week run at Sadler’s Wells over Christmas.

Scottish Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel was originally choreographed by the company’s CEO and Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson, in 2013. It is a colourful interpretation of the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tale, set to the music of Engelbert Humperdinck. Wee Hansel & Gretel runs at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, from 1-3 November, showing at 11am and 1.30pm each day. Tickets are on sale via the ATG Tickets website.

– Photography by Andy Ross

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