•  Dance 2016
 Great Britain, Scotland
  Scottish Dance Theatre
Choreography: Damien Jalet
Choreographic assistants: Meytal Blanaru, Aimilios Arapoglou
Set design: Jim Hodges
Light design: Emma Jones
Costume design: Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Hair & Make-up Design: Sandra Cormack, SC Makeup Artistry
Costume Design assistant: Léa Capisano
Original Music: Winter Family (Rosenthal/Klaine), recorded in The German Temple, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
Additional rhythms: Gabriele Miracle
Rehearsal directors: Jori Kerremans and Thomas Goodwin
Renowned Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet presents his full-length version of YAMA which premiered at Dundee Rep in February 2015 to critical acclaim.
With set design by renowned visual artist Jim Hodges (Association Internationale des Critiques d’art), YAMA explores the mythology associated with mountains inspired by the pagan and animist rituals practised among the mountains of Tohoku, Japan. Created with the dancers of Scottish Dance Theatre, YAMA is an awe-inspiring piece that gathers energy as it grows. Jalet has been responsible for some of the most revered productions of the last 10 years, including “Babel” (Laurence Olivier Award 2011) and work with Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and a radical re-staging of “Bolero” with Marina Abramovic at the Paris Opera. Jalet’s hypnotic choreography, and the tangled ensemble of exceptional dancers leaves its tingle and stain under the skin.

“Perplexing choreography and an accompanying astonishing score” (Edinburgh Festival Mag)

“Profound, powerful and hugely demanding” (The Herald)
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 12.
Special thanks: Jim Hodges Studio; Karthika Nair; Susan Doyle and Jill Skulina (costume makers); Set – B Scenic Construction in Edinburgh; Leila Kalbassi (scenic artist); The Bali Purnati Center For The Arts.
FITS show is part of the 30th company anniversary tour

      © Brian Hartley