Scottish Dance Theatre presents
VELVET PETAL by Fleur Darkin
FRI 12 – SAT 13 APRIL AT 8PM
BY: Fleur Darkin
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Emma Jones
COSTUME SUPPORT: Cate Mackie, Kieran Brown and Susan Doyle
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT: Torben Lars Sylvest
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Naomi Murray
TICKETS: £17, CONCESSIONS £14, STUDENTS £10, CHILD, £9
Following sell-out shows and rave reviews all over the UK, the fantastically edgy Velvet Petal by Fleur Darkin makes a striking return to the Dundee Rep stage this April. Unveiling a fresh, new version, never-before-seen here at home in Dundee, Velvet Petal’s long-awaited comeback is an unmissable feat.
Tough girls and pretty boys living life in the margins, dreaming about being at the centre. Velvet Petal explores the transformative power of beauty, created out of whatever is on the bedroom floor. The dancers experiment, seduce and philosophise through their bodies, clothing and ideas. Inspired by the life-cycle of the monarch butterfly and Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids, Velvet Petal is set to a fresh dance-punk score arranged by Torben Lars Sylvest including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Four Tet.
Following its 2019 UK tour, this fan favourite returns home to Dundee Rep for two nights of glorious adolescent abandon.
“Lively, playful and gutsy and guaranteed to put a spring in your step.”
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Darkin choreographs with a cool wit, and her cast whip off her demanding moves, and their clothes, with élan.”
★★★★ The Guardian
“A truly compelling piece, exquisitely performed.”
★★★★ The Stage
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 12+
SHOW LENGTH: 60 MINUTES (no interval)