The Artists-in-Residence Project: Creating Original Characters

The Artists-in-Residence Project is a special arts education programme that allows visiting artists to go into three local secondary schools to help students learn and develop artistic skills, under conditions that are conducive to creativity. Artists of the Scottish Ballet are invited to be the 2013-14 Artists-in-Residence, bringing ballet dance workshops into schools.


Creating Original Characters

How does one remake a classic story and make characters fresh? Matthew Bourne did just that when he made and restaged Highland Fling. In this Artists-in-Residence Project, a group of students from three schools will learn how it is done. Over the course of four months, the students will utilise a range of creative tasks developed by Bourne, while exploring the characterisation of Highland Fling, to experience how original characters and environments can be created and developed. They will also have the opportunity to improve their understanding of contemporary dance techniques. The goal is to create a new piece of choreography based on the themes, narrative and movement style of this innovative work.


You can see the result of their hard work in the public showcase!


Public Showcase

Venue supported by Olympian City, Sino Group




The 2014-16 Artists-in-Residence Project is supported by





Photo credit
Graham Wylie

Public Showcase


22 Feb 2014 (Sat) 



North Atrium, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong



Free admission




School Showcase


24 Feb 2014 (Mon) 


By invitation only