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Paul Arrowsmith's article on Peter Darrell in the Dancing Times December 2014 issue

Peter Who?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?

Summer 2014 newsletter and Nutcracker booking form

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.

Peter Darrell documentary on BBC4

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.

Peter Darrell's Nutcracker to be performed

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.

Join us

Our website has new video interviews, listed under A Life Remembered, with Clement Crisp, David Ellis, Elaine McDonald, John Percival and Paul Tyers.

A new screening

Peter Darrell film posterPeter Darrell Scotland’s Dance Pioneer docu film has been selected to be part of Dance: Film13 programme.

Prestigious award

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".


Duets photoAs 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.

A journey down memory lane

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.

Why I made this film

picture of ellie taylorElly Taylor tells why she made the film: Peter Darrell Scotland's Dance Pioneer

GFT screening update

Millennium hotel logoHazel 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.

Peter Darrell: Scotland's Dance Pioneer

FlierElly 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.

Remembering Peter Darrell - article by Jann Parry

Please click on this link to read her excellent article.

“Peter Darrell – Scotland’s Dance Pioneer”

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.

TV and radio programmes to mark anniversary of Peter's death

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.

Peter Darrell 25th Anniversary, Sunday 2nd December 2012, 3-6pm

The Trust has arranged a very special event to take place on Sunday 2nd December at Scottish Ballet’s Headquarters at the Tramway, Glasgow.

Welcome to our new-look site

Welcome to the revamped website of The Peter Darrell Trust.