Scottish Ballet Tea Party

Paul Liburd in an exclusive still from the slow motion film in the exhibition

This year Scottish Ballet is 40 years young!

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’d like to invite Scottish Ballet dancers and staff past and present to a special 40th birthday tea party in our brand new home at Tramway, on Sunday 6th September from 3pm – 5pm.

Not only will this be a great opportunity for everyone to meet and catch up, take a tour of our new premises and enjoy some tea and birthday cake, but also to enjoy an exclusive viewing of our 40th anniversary exhibition in the T5 gallery.

Peter Darrell Studio
The Peter Darrell studio in Scottish Ballet’s new home at Tramway

This contemporary exhibition will feature moments – and movements – in time captured on camera over the last 40 years, as well as Mercury – a specially commissioned film from award-winning filmmaker Daniel Warren. This incredible piece explores a slowed-down world of motion featuring Scottish Ballet dancers, as dramatic high-definition sequences are interspersed with documentary glimpses of the intensive processes and conversations which lead to the creation of movement.

Ex colleagues should get in touch by confirming their attendance via our Facebook group, or by sending a message to [email protected], including the years you worked with Scottish Ballet and the position you held.


27 Responses to Scottish Ballet Tea Party

  1. Mo August 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    In response to your request. Your photos look pretty good to me. However if you like to email me more details about what you are looking for I'll see what I can do.

  2. Cloudia August 7, 2009 at 2:18 am #


  3. Dustjacket Attic August 7, 2009 at 3:06 am #

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment, made me smile.I really enjoyed reading the Q&A with the ballet dancers, so interesting. Lovely picture of Darcey and the tutu!xxx

  4. Chrisy August 7, 2009 at 3:27 am #

    That still is exquisite…best of luck with this function…

  5. Sarah August 7, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Hi Elise. Its rather strange, but my plan today was to draw and paint pointe shoes!I shall do some for you with pleasure.Where is your piece being published?S

  6. Slices of Beauty... August 7, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    Beautiful ballet!Lovely blog.

  7. Nora Johnson August 7, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment at my place – glad you enjoyed the fun! (More on Monday after I've had a few more siestas!)I enjoyed reading the Q & A too. Marvellous photo of Tamara & Carlos Acosta in Manon.Wonderful blog – have enjoyed my visit & will return again soon for more!Have a great weekend,xxLOL LOLA:)

  8. Heavenly Housewife August 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    What a beautiful blog. I dont know much about ballet, but i did see la bayadare last year and loved it.

  9. patstudio August 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Oh what a beautiful blog…..and those photos are delicious. I will definitely return ……And thank you for visiting my blog and the great compliments.

  10. Lucy August 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    I wish to thank you Elise for visiting my blog. It was very cheering to view your pictures and ballet and excitement for the new building. Please come back to visit me when you have time. Your life seems so full, and I am happy for you.

  11. DebraLSchubert August 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    OMG, I LOVE ballet! In fact, in my next life I've asked to be a famous ballerina. I'm pretty sure it'll happen. Thanks for finding me. I'm following you now. Look forward to getting to "know" you in the blogosphere.;-)

  12. Lisa August 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm #


  13. Marilyn Miller August 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks for visiting me on Delights of the Heart. I am enjoying reading your blog about ballet. Many years ago I took ballet and enjoyed it very much.

  14. PetalsYoga August 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    Thank you for visiting me too. You have a lovely and interesting blog as well.Wishing you great success with your ventures.

  15. a corgi August 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Elsie; thanks for visiting our blog (a corgi in Southern California) and for your kind wordsI think yours is the first journal I have come across that highlights ballet! I enjoyed reading some of the interviews with the ballet dancers; such talented people all are!! I do enjoy watching ballet, again for their talent as they interpret music; what a joy to be part of it, I'm surebest of luck with this event; sounds fascinating and fun :)betty

  16. Melissa Miller August 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Hello Elise, It's so nice to meet you! Thank you very much for the kind visit to my blog. I really appreciate it. You're always welcome!What a wonderful profession you have. I danced ballet for many years as a child and young adult. I just adored it!Have a blessed day.~Warmly, Melissa 🙂

  17. Hayley G August 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    Elsie what a treat to read the lovely message from you. I am loving the photos on your blog, and it will be really interesting to read the interviews too! Will be back often!

  18. Swatantra August 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi, Thanks for the visit to my blog. Your blog is very different i liked it. It inspires me… I would like to come here again.. Do come to my blogs again.. Thanks again.

  19. notmassproduced August 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    hi – thanks for your visit and nice to meet you. your blog is wonderful – i will visit again :o)

  20. notmassproduced August 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    hi thanks for your visit and nice to meet you. Your blog is wonderful and I will visit again :o)

  21. Sharon Rose August 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Hi there!! Hope the Tea Party is a great success, you have a very lovely blog my dear and thanks for stopping by too!!

  22. Paula August 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    Thank you for your visit and comment in my blog. My daughters took ballet in their young years and loved it.

  23. Sheila August 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It seems you have a very enjoyable life. I'll be checking back in.Take care, Sheila

  24. Eleonora August 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    This is a lovely blog, the first I've encountered about the ballet art form. I wished to thank you for the kind words over at my little kitchen. New friends are always welcome, so sit, sip the wine and relax while I cook up a wee snack.Ciao,Lola

  25. Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds August 8, 2009 at 3:00 am #

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog. Love your photography skills, I have got to get my camera out more, it is getting rusty! Blessings, Janna

  26. Ky August 8, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    You are such a sweetie, thank you! Your blog is quite lovely itself 🙂

  27. kasabiangirl August 8, 2009 at 5:18 am #

    I'm glad I came across your blog…I love ballet and I think it's one of the most amazing dance forms…I Never miss out on movies that have a ballet background to it…Nice blog 🙂

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