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YAMA — Scottish Dance Theatre & Damien Jalet


  • 20.00 MaZ
  • 21.00 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Gloria Carlier


Mesmerising mythological creatures in an impressive stage setting and hypnotic choreography

In an impressive set designed by visual artist Jim Hodges and to dark, haunting music by Winter Family, YAMA explores mythological tales about mountains. Drawing his inspiration from pagan and animistic rituals in the mountains of Tohoku, Japan, Belgian Damien Jalet created the hypnotic choreography. Jalet has previously collaborated with Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (with whom he won the Laurence Olivier Award in 2011 for Babel) and Marina Abramovic (a Bolero-interpretation for the Ballet of the Paris Opera). Scottish Dance Theatre are Scotland's best-known contemporary dance company. Under the artistic direction of Fleur Darkin, they constantly produce daring creations and regularly commission works from internationally renowned choreographers, such as Jo Strømgren, Anton Lachky and Victor Quijada. Thanks to a dedicated team of outstanding dancers, this repeatedly results in bold, powerful productions. 

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Program and performers


With music by Winter Family (Rosenthal/Klaine)


Damien Jalet: choreographer
Scottish Dance Theatre: dance
Meytal Blanaru: assistant
Emilios Arapoglou: assistant choreographer
Jim Hodges: set design
Emma Jones: lighting design
Jean-Paul Lespagnard: costume design
Léa Capisano: costume design assistant
Gabriele Miracle: additional rhythms
Naomi Murray: rehearsal director

with thanks to Jim Hodges studio, Karthika Nair, costume makers Susan Doyle and Jill Skulina, Set – B Scenic Construction in Edinburgh, Leila Kalbassi & The Bali Purnati Center For The Arts


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