Scottish Ballet at Edinburgh festival review – striking gatherings of apostles and insects

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A choreographed spin on The Last Supper proved an intense exploration of male community, while a piece revolving around swarm intelligence had a fluid buzz

Scotland’s national company is in great shape. Now a festival regular, it presents a strikingly curated double bill, both parts moving with undercurrent narratives of collective spirit.

The company’s men, 12 of them, draw together for French choreographer Angelin Preljoçaj’s painterly gesture to the Last Supper. MC 14/22 (Ceci est Mon Corps), made in 2000, is an abstracted and intense analysis of male community: lighting and choreography both lock on to the anatomy of the group from the beginning, spotlighting skin and spine and torso, leaving identity in the shade.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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