Artistic Director of the Scottish Dance Theatre
Jerwood-nominated choreographer Fleur Darkin formed the company Chora in 2003.
Fleur was described as “one of the most overtly theatrical choreographers of the British New Wave” The Observer. She has just been appointed as Artistic Director of the Scottish Dance Theatre.
Chora is led by her inquiry into dancing and being, specialising in dance and the body. Their company is dedicated to creating a space in culture which is not economically or politically indebted to compromise or petty realism, a space that does not reproduce dominant forms, but creates dance that is led by and celebrates the boldest act: imagination. They are interested in the Somewhere else that escapes the infernal repetition, that writes itself, that dreams, that invents new worlds.
Giffords Circus’ sensational 2011 adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace @ the Circus toured England and Wales for 5 months. A fantastic 15 piece live band drove the action with an original and vibrant score by Sarah Llewellyn.