Two thrilling works from two of today’s most exciting dance-makers.
Dickson Mbi (UK) is an award-winning choreographer and world-renowned dancer in the Hip Hop dance community, whose collaborators include Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, CHVRCHES and Russell Maliphant. His acclaimed popping skills are integral to the work that he creates today. He was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance at the 2023 Olivier Awards for his recent work Enowate. Scottish Ballet will premiere Twice-Born, Dickson’s first commission for the company.
Schachmatt (Checkmate) by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto had audiences on their feet at its world premiere. The quirky equestrian-themed ballet sees dancers moving across a giant chessboard.
‘Bowled me over… one of my all-time favourite ballets’ Fjord Review on Schachmatt
Enhance your experience of Twice-Born with a pre-show talk on 6 Oct where the Scottish Ballet artistic team will share some behind-the-scenes insights into the production.
Family of 4 (max 2 adults): £77.50 | £14.50 for each additional child (mid/rear stalls and upper circle only)
Groups: 8+ £2 OFF (excl balcony); 1 in 15 FREE
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Dance Schools: £12.50 per pupil (under 18); 1 free teacher for every 10 pupils.
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★★★★★ “Two wildly contrasting but equally gripping and intense pieces.” Scotsgay Arts
★★★★ “Scottish Ballet’s new double-bill opens with a display of wit and precision and ends with a stirring drama” The Scotsman
★★★★ “Heartstopping…. a monumental, mythic piece.” Bachtrack on Dickson Mbi’s Twice-Born
“It’s immense, intense and multilayered… When groups are formed, they pulse together like a heart, each dancer the embodiment of the life force.” Fjord Review on Dickson Mbi’s Twice-Born
“An excellent example of the innovative new choreography that is staged by our national dance company.” The National on Dickson Mbi’s Twice-Born
★★★★ “Cayetano Soto fell in love with dance via the work of Bob Fosse, and there are shades of the late master here.The dancers excel themselves with an unfalteringly tight unison that still leaves enough wiggle room for fun.” The Scotsman on Cayetano Soto’s Schachmatt
“This UK premiere is surely one of the campest things ever brought to stage. The ensemble do an exacting, precise, acrobatic series of canters, preening, strutting and shimmying across a giant chess board to a retro soundtrack of lounge and Latin jazz.” Fjord Review on Cayetano Soto’s Schachmatt
His Majesty’s Theatre’s brand new bar and café, The Terrace is now open.
Bookings for The Terrace are now open for everyone, whether you are attending a show at the theatre or not. You can complement and enhance your theatre experience with light lunches before a matinee or meals with an evening show. Or pop in for a coffee, or a drink and enjoy the view.
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