Performing Arts News
A season of fifty short digital artworks from Scotland’s National Theatre features several of Scotland’s best-known actors working from isolation on new scripts, in support of a hardship fund for the many in the performing arts affected adversely by the Covid crisis.
Online festival, 24 Jun – 5 Jul
Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s oldest continually-running film festival and this year moves online with #EdFilmFestAtHome, showing the best upcoming cinema including fascinating previews and big names in discussion.
Online festival, 19 -20 Jun
Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen, combining choreography and moving image, presents an online programme showcasing work connecting local, national and international artists to audiences.
First performed at the 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (GCF), Dhatu by Edwin Hillier has been announced as the winner of the Electroacoustic / Sound Artwork category in the fourth annual Scottish Awards for New Music.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has launched never-before-seen concert footage as part of their new online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’, enabling people to enjoy music while staying at home.
26 – 31 Mar
Note: cancelled due to public health situation. James MacMillan’s landmark setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ, Seven Last Words from the Cross will be performed by the Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort in the former’s 50th anniversary year, across Scotland and in London.
19, 22 Mar
Note: cancelled due to public health situation. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs ‘one of the most beautiful, most moving and in its own way most profoundly spiritual choral works of the 19th century’, by Johannes Brahms, alongside avant-garde master Luigi Nono’s visionary orchestral-electronic ‘Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng’.
31 Jan – 8 Feb
An annual celebration of innovative visual theatre, puppetry and animated film, Manipulate 2020 features over 40 leading international and Scottish-based theatre artists and animators.
Until 31 Oct
The theme of the 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival is ‘Beyond Words’, sharing the experiences of old traditions and new connections, across music, dance and story.
Arts Live is Dumfries & Galloway’s year-round arts festival, with top-quality events throughout the region for all the family. On 23rd October, Occasion Theatre presents its contemporary take on author Mary Shelley’s life in ‘The Monster and Mary Shelley’.
5 -12 Oct
Set in historic Haddo House and its grounds, the Haddo Arts Festival returns with a packed programme of music, theatre, workshops and art.