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The last time we saw Scottish Ballet, the dancers were dressed as giant bunnies and squirrels, prancing around in The Snowman. Well, what a difference a year makes. New artistic director, Ashley Page. has dispensed with the rodents - and most of the people inside them - enlisting a hot new line-up of dancers to take his company into the future. Since his arrival in September 2002. Page has been beavering away behind closed doors. constructing a programme that sets Scottish Ballet firmly on a modern footing. Pointe shoes are still in evidence. but are used with the kind of attack that would make a sugar plum fairy wince. Big whites, it would seem. are off the agenda for good.

He could have eased us in gently,

A pleasingly hardcore debut

but instead Page hit his audience between the eyes with four seriously hardcore works. Siobhan Davies, the mother of British contemporary dance, took the least amount of prisoners. Her beautifully fluid White Man Sleeps had a spirited, African vibe which gave the dancers room to show off without overstretching themselves. Stephen Petronio‘s MiddIeSex Gorge on the other hand. will have sent the Swan Lake fans into apoplexy. Hot, steamy and vaguely orgiastic, the work pushed Page’s new company to the limit, with some dancers responding better than others. Richard Alston’s Dangerous Liaisons was equally punishing, but again they rose to the challenge. And there’s every indication that, given time, Page will have a company worthy of international touring. As for Page himself, he’s proved he can programme challenging works that will push people‘s buttons; but what of his own choreography? Closing the quadruple bill, Cheating, Lying, Sfealing was a full throttle, multi-layered piece which sent us reeling from frenetic synchronicity to passionate pas de deux. An exciting first chapter in Scottish Ballet's

Page-turning new book. (Kelly Apter)

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