A preview of Scottish Ballet's
new program by Kelly Apter in The List.
Principal dancer Claire Robertson has seen some been changes since she joined Scottish Ballet in 1994. The latest of which is the arrival of new artistic director, Christopher Hampson.
But while all eyes are on what the company does next, the legacy of former leader, Ashley Page is still being played out, in the shape of an exciting triple bill. All of which Robertson will be dancing in. Even for somebody as technically proficient as her, jumping from Martin Lawrance’s Run For It to William Forsythe’s Workwithinwork and Hans Van Manen’s 5 Tangos isn’t easy.
Newly in post, and charged with not only ensuring Scotland’s national ballet company has an interesting repertoire to perform, but an audience who wants to see it, Hampson has to think of the long game. Scottish Ballet’s autumn programme and Christmas show were put in place by Hampson’s predecessor, Ashley Page, months ago. So it’s spring 2013 onwards that counts, in terms of how we view Hampson and his ability to run a company (his first ever).