Scottish Ballet: Twice-Born

£23.50 - 39.50

Evenings, 7.30pm | Matinee, 2.30pm
Running time:
 approx 1h 30 mins (including interval)
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Scottish Ballet: Twice - Born

Two thrilling works from two of today’s most exciting dance-makers.

Twice-Born, a new Scottish Ballet commission by Olivier-Award-winning choreographer and world-renowned dancer Dickson Mbi, is an epic, mythical work inspired by ancient parables. Set in another world where matriarchal figures are sacrificed and reborn, the large company of dancers move and breathe as one, in a breathtaking and intense dance spectacle.

Scottish Ballet Artistic Director/CEO Christopher Hampson says of the commission, ‘Dickson has inspired and collaborated with Scottish Ballet’s dancers for his new work. His unique movement style and ability to imbue his work with a deep connection to his own personal experiences will deliver a visceral and exciting dance spectacle for audiences, and this world premiere will be a pivotal moment for the whole company.’

Opening the evening is the UK premiere of Schachmatt (Checkmate!), internationally acclaimed choreographer Cayetano Soto, which had audiences on their feet at its world premiere. This quirky, energetic, 20-minute ballet is inspired by the words of Joan Rivers, the films of Pedro Almodovar and the choreography of Bob Fosse, and sees dancers perform with precision and razor-sharp wit across a giant chessboard. Prepare to be both wowed and amused!

Listen to the playlist

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

An exhilarating, epic piece

The List

★ ★ ★ ★

Jaw-dropping... the sheer spectacle is overwhelmingly intense

The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★

Opens with a display of wit and precision and ends with a stirring drama

The Scotsman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Truly a joy to watch

Daily Record

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Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (Evening performances only) 
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Concessions £3 off
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Dance School & School Groups (8+) £10 tickets, 1 free adult with every 10 students. (Under 18s only) Please note school groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

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* Under 26/Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student ID or Young Scot ID is required, or proof of age for under 26s. Must use own ID. Only one ticket per card.

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Talk Ballet: Twice-Born
Fri 20 Oct, 6.30pm
Tickets £2

Come along at 6.30 pm and the Scottish Ballet Artistic Team will share some insights from behind the scenes of the production, focusing on dance and music.

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