Rep ready for a merry dance

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Dundee’s Scot­tish Dance The­atre held one of its fi­nal re­hearsals be­fore tonight’s per­for­mance of the crir­i­cally ac­claimed spec­ta­cle Yama at the Dundee Rep The­atre.

De­scribed as one of the com­pany’s most vis­ually strik­ing shows, the per­for­mance is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween chore­og­ra­pher Damien Jalet and Amer­i­can artist Jim Hodges.

Yama, mean­ing moun­tain in Ja­panese, takes in­spi­ra­tion from pa­gan and an­i­mist ri­tu­als, in par­tic­u­lar those prac­tised by Ja­panese monks called Yam­abushi in the re­gion dev­as­tated by the 2011 tsunami and nu­clear catas­tro­phe.

Near naked per­form­ers move in uni­son, dis­ap­pear­ing and reap­pear­ing through a spe­cially cre­ated set.

Yama has proved to be an in­ter­na­tional hit for Scot­tish Dance The­atre, wow­ing au­di­ences across Europe.

Tonight’s per­for­mance will start at 8pm.

Pic­ture: Dougie Ni­col­son.

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