March 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4BR
£16.50, £8.00 students & under 18s, £13.00 concession
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. This fresh work from choreographer, Fleur Darkin (Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Opera House) was created during Fleur’s fantastic six years as Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director.
Velvet Petal has grown into one of the company’s most iconic pieces, a clear audience favourite at home and on the road. 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.
(Ages 16+, some nudity and adult themes)