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

Velvet Petal By Fleur Darkin

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.

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.

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.

★★★★★ Lively, playful and gutsy and guaranteed to put a spring in your step
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ A truly compelling piece, exquisitely performed
The Stage

Dates & times

31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
  • August 2018

  • September 2018


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.