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Rishan floats in the air in front of a large mountain



Twice-Born, a 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.’

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Scottish Ballet premiere: Autumn 2023

Direction, Concept & Choreography: Dickson Mbi
Original Music: Dickson Mbi
Set Design: Ruby Law
Costume Design: Debbie Duru
Lighting Design: Jessica HHY
Rehearsal Assistant: Kenny Ho


An exhilarating, epic piece

The List


Jaw-dropping…the sheer spectacle is overwhelmingly intense

The Stage


Heartstopping…a monumental, mythic piece



It’s immense, intense and multilayered…When groups are formed, the pulse together like a heart, each dancer the embodiment of the life force.

Fjord Review