Early 2015 saw Scottish Ballet on tour with Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker. Catching it towards the end of its run reminded me how joyful it was and such a family treat for Christmas. We look forward to seeing it again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Peter Darrell's production, Tales of Hoffmann, will be performed in Tokyo later this year.
There will be a special screening at Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, introduced by Elly Taylor.
By Rob Foxcroft
Paul Arrowsmith's article 'Peter Who?' in the December '14 issue of the Dancing times highlights why Darrell left London creating a touring company producing works of wide and popular appeal. Was he ignored by the London establishment because of this decision?
Here is the Summer 2014 Newsletter giving you the latest news, including update on Peter Darrell's 'Nutcracker', which we hope you'll enjoy. You can download it here.
The Elly Taylor documentary 'Peter Darrell Scotland's Dance Pioneer' will be given a Network transmission on BBC FOUR on 7th March 2014 at 7.30pm as part of BBC FOUR'S Dance Season.
Wonderful news - the Scottish Ballet have announced that they will present Peter Darrell's Nutcracker, which will tour during the winter 2014/15 season.
Please click here to read more on Scottish Ballet website.
Our website has new video interviews, listed under A Life Remembered, with Clement Crisp, David Ellis, Elaine McDonald, John Percival and Paul Tyers.
Peter Darrell Scotland’s Dance Pioneer docu film has been selected to be part of Dance: Film13 programme.
Elly Taylor has been announced as the winner of a Certificate of Excellence at the 2013 US International Film and Video Festival for her documentary "Peter Darrell - Scotland's Dance Pioneer".
As part of the Edinburgh International Festival '13 Scottish Ballet presents Dance Odysseys at Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the programme 'Duets' take place on Saturday 17 August at 5pm and Sunday 18 August at 12noon. Stage Studio Tickets are £12 and are available here.
The showing of Peter's films at this years Glasgow Film Festival were very well received and for many who attended a very enjoyable journey down memory lane.
Elly Taylor tells why she made the film: Peter Darrell Scotland's Dance Pioneer
Hazel Merry, who danced the lead role in 'Houseparty' will give an introduction to the film on Friday 15th February.
Oliver Symons, who danced in 'Mods and Rockers' will give an introduction to the film on Tuesday 19th February.
Elly Taylor's wonderful tribute to the life and legacy of Peter Darrell will be shown as part of the Glasgow Film Festival at the GFT along with the rare screenings of Peter's work - Mods and Rockers (1964) and Houseparty (1964).
The showings are on Friday 15 February 2013 at 11.15 and Tuesday 19 February 2013 at 14.30.
Please click on this link to read her excellent article.
Twenty five years ago this week Peter Darrell, the Founder Choreographer of Scottish Ballet died aged just 58. On Tuesday 4th December, BBC Scotland aired “Peter Darrell – Scotland’s Dance Pioneer” A film about Peter Darrell, the ground-breaking choreographer and the first artistic director of Scottish Ballet, who laid the foundations for the company.
On Tuesday 4th December on BBC2 Scotland at 10pm, the transmission of 'Peter Darrell: Scotland's Dance Pioneer' will take place to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. This profile of the choreographer and founder of Scottish Ballet explores what made his work innovative and influential.
The Trust has arranged a very special event to take place on Sunday 2nd December at Scottish Ballet’s Headquarters at the Tramway, Glasgow.