Scottish Ballet Presents SEA OF TROUBLES and SILHOUETTE Tonight

Scottish Ballet Presents SEA OF TROUBLES and SILHOUETTE Tonight

Édouard Lock's new work, which was to form part of Scottish Ballet's Dance Odysseys tonight, Friday 16 August, has been cancelled due to family illness. In its place, Scottish Ballet will now perform two works, Kenneth MacMillan's Sea of Troubles and Christopher Hampson's Silhouette on the main stage of the Festival Theatre in an evening performance starting at 8.00pm.

In its 25th anniversary year, Kenneth MacMillan's haunting Sea of Troubles explores relationships in sharp, stylised scenes. Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet and set to music by Webern and Martinu, each character is haunted by a ghost and their own guilt.

Performed for the first time in the UK, Silhouette is an exuberant celebration of ballet at its most classic. A joyful study of composer Francis Poulenc's Concert Champêtre in this the 50th anniversary year of his death, Degas-styled dancers present clear, crisp lines in this multi-levelled journey from darkness into light.

Those with tickets for Édouard Lock's World Premiere will find them automatically valid for the performance of Sea of Troubles andSilhouette on Friday 16 August.

Those wishing to return their tickets are entitled to a full refund through Hub Tickets, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE. If customers have any queries about their refund or exchange the Hub Tickets box office team are available on +44 (0)131 473 2089 to talk through any questions.

More information on the full Dance Odyssey's programme and an interview with Scottish Ballet's Artistic Director Christopher Hampson are available online at

Sea of Troubles (1988)

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan

Music Webern/Martinu

Design Deborah MacMillan

Staged from the Benesh Notation by Gary Harris

Silhouette (2010)

Choreography Christopher Hampson

Music Concert Champêtre by Francis Poulenc

A part of Dance Odysseys

Produced by Scottish Ballet in Association with Scottish Dance Theatre and Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa.

Friday 16 to Monday 19 August

Festival Theatre Edinburgh