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2014 The Artists-in-Residence Project: Creating Original Characters

The Artists-in-Residence Project is a special arts education programme that allows visiting artists to go into three local secondary schools to help students learn and develop artistic skills, under conditions that are conducive to creativity. Artists of the Scottish Ballet are invited to be the 2013-14 Artists-in-Residence, bringing ballet dance workshops into schools.

Creating Original Characters
How does one remake a classic story and make characters fresh? Matthew Bourne did just that when he made and restaged Highland Fling. In this Artists-in-Residence Project, a group of students from three schools will learn how it is done. Over the course of four months, the students will utilise a range of creative tasks developed by Bourne, while exploring the characterisation of Highland Fling, to experience how original characters and environments can be created and developed. They will also have the opportunity to improve their understanding of contemporary dance techniques. The goal is to create a new piece of choreography based on the themes, narrative and movement style of this innovative work.
You can see the result of their hard work in the public showcase! 

Public Showcase
Venue supported by Olympian City, Sino Group

The 2014-16 Artists-in-Residence Project is supported by

Photo credit Graham Wylie