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Catalyst (film)


Catalyst was commissioned as part of Edinburgh International Festival’s My Light Shines On, a special programme of digital works for the 2020 edition of the festival.

Rehearsed and performed by the full company under Covid-19 distancing guidelines, Catalyst was captured on the Edinburgh Festival Theatre’s empty stage in a gesture of creative resilience. 

Scottish Ballet premiere: August 2020 (World Premiere)

Choreography: Nicholas Shoesmith
Director: Michael Sherrington
Music: Ben Chatwin


‘A succinct, evocative vignette – a reminder of how Scottish Ballet is retaining its spirit, its prowess, its creativity.’ 

The Herald