Velvet Petal. Scottish Dance Theatre, CEPROMUSIC. Dundee Rep Theatre. July 2016

performance & dance

Velvet Petal by Scottish Dance Theatre

This intimate dance work explores the transformative power of beauty, created out of whatever is on the bedroom floor.

Inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids and the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, the dancers experiment, seduce and philosophise through their bodies and clothing, bringing us into a space of fluid identity.

The dance is set to a dance-punk score arranged by Torben Lars Sylvest including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo, Four Tet and Abul Mogard.

In a unique collaboration with iconic composer Abul Mogard, the evening begins with a 30-minute set of emotive, transcendent music accompanied by visuals from artist Marja de Sanctis.

★★★★★ Lively, playful and gutsy and guaranteed to put a spring in your step
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ A truly compelling piece, exquisitely performed
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.