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Two women dance face to face, mirroring the other's movement of stretching one arm overhead

Haud Close Tae Me


A reflection on the connection between our younger and older selves. 

A short dance film directed by Scottish Ballet’s filmmaker Eve McConnachie and choreographed by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, featuring a specially commissioned poem by Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay. The poem is narrated by Kay herself with music by Alex Menzies. 

Created as part of Scottish Ballet’s 2017 Digital Season, Under The Skin. 

Scottish Ballet premiere: 2017

Direction: Eve McConnachie
Choreography: Christopher Hampson
Poem: Jackie Kay
Music: Alex Menzies
Director of Photography: Michael Sherrington