Scottish Ballet

— The Shimmering Extraordinary

In a powerful new series for Scottish Ballet’s inaugural Safe To Be Me™ Festival, Fx explores themes of belonging and acceptance through movement. From six unique perspectives, each performer shares their story through intimate interviews and emotive routines encapsulating the power of dance in helping them embrace their extraordinary selves.

In reflection of the diverse experiences and personal challenges each dancer has faced in their lives, Fx carefully selected locations steeped in rich symbolism. From Nikita Gold, a queer drag queen with down syndrome taking centre stage in the oldest music hall in the world, to Madeline Squire’s organic movements contrasted with the brutalist aesthetic of the Tate Modern to symbolise her celebration of life after being struck down by paralysing illness, each film was thoughtfully curated and captured to elevate each dancers’ unique story. The films launched exclusively on Nowness.

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Nikita


Mukeni


Annie


Saul


Maddy


Hayaat

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