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Magic of ballet at home

This Christmas Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of the theatre right into your home with their first feature film.

To The Sea

The Peter Darrell Trust is delighted to commission TO THE SEA a dance film by the Choreographer and Film Maker Jamiel Laurence.

Third annual choreography evening a great success

The Third Annual Peter Darrell Choreography Evening with the Dance School of Scotland took place on the 13th December 2019.

Dextera Commission by the Peter Darrell Trust

A Stunning new work, Dextera, from the Scottish Ballet's Resident Choreographer Sophie Laplane set to music by Mozart was a triumph when it premiered in Inverness at the Eden Court Theatre on Thursday 28 March, kickstarting the Company's 50th Celebration.

Supporting Scottish Ballet's Spring Season

The Trust is financially supporting the new work, Dextera, for Scottish Ballet's Spring Season '19, by resident choreographer Sophie Laplane.

Obituary: Elaine McDonald

Elaine McDonald was a great ballerina of Scotland who formed a richly creative bond with the choreographer Peter Darrell.

Elaine McDonald, OBE

Elaine and PeterWe were very saddened to hear that Elaine died on 9th December. Alan Crumlish wrote a beautiful tribute which he has allowed us to use here.

The Peter Darrell newsletter - December 2018

For those of you who have not read our latest newsletter you can download it here.

The Peter Darrell Choreography Evening

The second Peter Darrell Choreography Evening with the Dance School of Scotland will take place on Friday 14th December 2018 at 5pm in the Sports Hall, Knightswood Secondary School, 60 Knightswood Road, Glasgow G13 2XD.

Funding for eight dance groups

This year, eight of the dance groups from the Go Dance 18 Community Festival at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, have been lucky enough to be awarded funding from The Peter Darrell Trust to support their choreographic development.

The Peter Darrell Choreography Evening

The Choreography Evening, an annual event for students of the Dance School of Scotland, took place on Friday 15 December 2017. The main focus of the evening was choreography, with their education classes looking at choreographers of different styles.

Tales of Hoffmann in Tokyo

We are delighted to announce that the very successful production of Peter Darrell's Tales of Hoffmann, is being staged by Noriko Ohara, Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Japan, and opens on Friday 9th February 2018 at the Opera Palace, Tokyo.

The Nutcracker on Tour

Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker, one of the most-loved seasonal classics, is at present on tour.

The Peter Darrell Trust - Summer 2017 Newsletter

For those of you have not received our newsletter you can read it here.

Cottier Chamber Project

The Cottier Chamber Project in collaboration with the Peter Darrell Trust is celebrating the work and legacy of Peter Darrell on 11th & 12th June in Glasgow.

The Cottier Chamber Project’s Peter Darrell Weekend begins with a screening of independent filmmaker Elly Taylor’s award winning film about Peter created for BBC Scotland and called “Peter Darrell - Scotland’s Dance Pioneer”.

You can find out more information about what's on over the weekend and how to get tickets by downloading our summer newsletter.

Summer newsletter

Our summer newsletter is now available to download.

Highlights of the year

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.

New production of Tales of Hoffmann

Peter Darrell's production, Tales of Hoffmann, will be performed in Tokyo later this year.

Cinema screening 2015

There will be a special screening at Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, introduced by Elly Taylor.

A poem for Scottish Ballet

By Rob Foxcroft