Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Offer Bespoke Dundonian Christmas

Over the course of eight decades, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) have  been at the heart of performance in Scotland when they have grown into a world-class organisation.

Over this Yule period, the joint organisation reveals SHINE ON, a 4-part festive offering. While Dundee Rep Theatre remains closed to the public, the show goes on as these two resident ensembles join forces to deliver a host of special Christmas gifts over the festive period.

PRESENT will see both companies stage a total of four bespoke, socially distanced performances for four deserving local resident Dundonians. The lucky recipients will be nominated by friends, families or colleagues to have a show made just for them. These unique Christmas pop-ups can take place on a doorstep or back garden and will be designed to surprise and delight while operating within current Government guidelines.

To nominate a Dundonian for PRESENT, please email present@dundeereptheatre.co.uk with answers to the following questions:

Who you would like to receive the performance and why?

Where do you think we might perform the PRESENT?

What do they most like about Christmas?

Are there any seasonal films, stories, shows or songs they particularly love or enjoy?

PRESENT is just one of a series of seasonal offerings from Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre that will also include a behind-the-scenes SHINE ON documentary following the two ensembles as they transform the way they work in response to these challenging times. To keep us all connected throughout the Christmas season, both companies will present ADVENT, a series of 24 digital performance gifts, filmed safely on the Rep stage, and shared on social media each day in December in the run up to Christmas.

The doors of Dundee Rep Theatre may be closed but this year the venue itself becomes the star of the show as the building is transformed into a work of sound and visual art. With the help of award-winning designer Karen Tennent, and renowned lighting designer Emma Jones, the theatre will come to life bringing a dose of festive cheer to all passers -by.

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre continue in digital form to offer performance, projects and opportunities to engage with both companies. In line with this, events to be live streamed from the stage of the Dundee Rep are PechaKucha Night Dundee, hosted by Creative Dundee, that will involve eight speakers and Tenfold, an online event that  will see 13 to 25 year olds sharing stories and experiences.

Event dates:

Throughout November till 15 January 2021 SHE IS BLM MURAL

Dundee Rep Window

Thursday 12 November at 7pm PECHA KUCHA NIGHT

Tickets from £5 Live-stream via Dundee Rep website

Sunday 14 November at  7pm TENFOLD

Free Live-stream via Dundee Rep website

1 to 24 December via Dundee Rep and SDT social media ADVENT

25 and 26 December via Dundee Rep and SDT social media PRESENTS

28 December, 7pm via Dundee Rep website SHINE ON DOCUMENTARY

Irene Brown

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