About The Flock & Moving Cloud (Double Bill)

A joyous and expansive act of poetic imagination.

(Dundee University Review of the Arts on The Flock)

A Triumph of innovative collaboration. Like music bursting into life.

(The Scotsman on Moving Cloud)

This Winter, Scottish Dance Theatre set the stage on fire with two of their most physically daring and dynamic works in an unforgettable evening of dance by two of the most exciting female choreographers in the European dance scene: Roser López Espinosa and Sofia Nappi. 

Fasten your seat belt and get ready to take off as the dancers embark on a fascinating journey inspired by the migration of birds in The Flock, then experience the fusion of contemporary dance and traditional Celtic music in Moving Cloud.


The Flock

Roser López Espinosa’sThe Flock made its first UK premiere in 2023 landing on Dundee Rep Stage with the fascinating migrations of birds. It is an adventure to move on together and reach a shared goal: to fly through immense landscapes, through the vast open sky. This mesmerising journey returns us to the animal nature of the body. To effort, tenacity, endurance, teamwork, beauty and the spirit of freedom.


Moving Cloud

Moving Cloud is an exhilarating meeting of contemporary dance and traditional music showcasing new choreography by internationally acclaimed choreographer Sofia Nappi, and an irresistible musical score of Scottish folk music composed by TRIP, LYRE LYRE, Cormac Byrne, Greg Lawson, Charlie Stewart and Innes White.


About Roser López Espinosa and Sofia Nappi

The fascination for migrating birds has accompanied choreographer Roser López Espinosa throughout her artistic career. Starting with her acclaimed duet Lowland in 2013, and followed by a creation with the students of MTD / High School of Arts in Amsterdam. She created L’estol (The Flock) for the National Dance Production of Catalonia in 2017, which she re-imagining with Scottish Dance Theatre in 2023.

Sofia Nappi
is an international-renowned choreographer and dancer from Italy. She graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York before deepening her studies abroad. Her close proximity to the Hofesh Shechter Dance Company and her studies of Gaga, language of famous choreographer Ohad Naharin, are a fundamental part of her dance background.

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CAST & CREATIVES

Creative Team for THE FLOCK
Concept and Direction: Roser López Espinosa
Choreography:  Roser López Espinosa in collaboration with the dancers 
Original Music:  Mark Drillich, Ilia Mayer 
Lighting design: Jou Serra 
Lighting collaboration: Katinka Marac 
Costume Design: Lluna Albert 
Choreographer's Assistant: Nora Baylach

Originally created for the National Dance Production of Catalonia (2017)

CREATIVE TEAM for MOVING CLOUD 
Choreography:  Sofia Nappi 
Composition :  Donald Shaw & TRIP 
Costume Design:  Alison Brown
Lighting Design:  Gary Ebdy
Choreographer’s Assistant: Glenda Gheller
Live Music:  TRIP

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